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  • Somalia hotel truck bomb toll rises to 15

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The massive truck bomb that killed 15 people, including a Kenyan diplomat, and wrecked Somalia’s premier hotel has stunned the capital and raised fears Monday that the Islamic extremist al-Shabab rebels…

  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Barack, meet Lucy

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama met an unexpected guest on the way to Monday night’s state dinner at Ethiopia’s National Palace — Lucy. She’s the most complete skeleton of an early human…

  • Obama pushes for end to crippling crisis in South Sudan

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama launched a personal push for peace in South Sudan on Monday, convening African leaders for urgent talks in neighboring Ethiopia aimed at keeping the world’s newest nation…

  • Kenyan girl who gave flowers to Obama goes back to school

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An 8-year-old Kenyan girl who presented flowers to President Barack Obama at an arrival ceremony last week got lots of attention when she returned to school on Monday. And she was…

  • Hundreds of Mozambicans flee to Malawi to escape fighting

    MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — A Malawian official says hundreds of Mozambicans have fled into the neighboring country following fighting between the government and opposition fighters. Commissioner for Malawi’s Mwanza district, Gift Rapozo, told The Associated…

  • The Latest: Obama says South Sudan needs urgent attention

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The latest on President Barack Obama’s visit to Ethiopia (all times local): 2:30 p.m. President Barack Obama is warning the world can’t wait long to address the deteriorating situation in…

  • Al-Shabab suicide truck bomb hits main Somali hotel, kills 9

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed a truck rigged with explosives into the blast walls around one of Mogadishu’s most secure hotels, severely damaging the building and killing nine people including a Kenyan…

  • Obama: Kenya at ‘crossroads’ between peril and promise

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Declaring Kenya at a “crossroads” between promise and peril, President Barack Obama on Sunday pressed the nation of his father’s birth to root out corruption, treat women and minorities as equal…

  • Obama, African leaders to hold talks on South Sudan crisis

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — U.S. officials voiced pessimism Sunday about the prospect of a peace and power-sharing agreement in South Sudan as President Barack Obama prepared to hold talks on the crisis with African…

  • Authorities order mosques closed in north Cameroon

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Officials in northern Cameroon have ordered the closure of mosques and Islamic schools following a series of suicide bombing attacks that have left dozens dead. Governor Midjiyawa Bakari said Sunday that…

  • Obama opens first visit to Ethiopia by US president

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama is making the first-ever visit by an American president to Ethiopia. Obama arrived in the capital of Addis Ababa from Kenya, where he made a historic return…

  • White House Notebook: Obama dreams of a quieter Africa trip

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — As he motorcades from hotel to conference room to arena in Africa, President Barack Obama has been fantasizing about a return trip to the continent after leaving office — one with…

  • Obama’s visit raises Ethiopia’s stature amid rights concerns

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Like the visit to Kenya, President Barack Obama’s trip Sunday to Ethiopia represents the first time a sitting U.S. president has been to this East African country and according to…

  • Suicide bomber kills at least 10 in northern Cameroon

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A suicide bomber attacked a popular night spot in northern Cameroon on Saturday evening, killing at least 10 people only days after Islamic militants were blamed for another attack on the…

  • The Latest: Obama jokes Kenya trip is family reunion

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The latest on President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya (all times local): 11:30 p.m. The “birther” jokes won’t go away, partly because the target won’t stop telling them. Obama says he…