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  • Minnesota dentist rarely discussed hunting with patients

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for hunting and killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe advised patients Wednesday to seek care elsewhere and said he…

  • The Latest: Hundreds protest lion killing at dentist office

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The latest information on the Minnesota hunter and guides in Zimbabwe who killed a protected lion during a hunt in the African nation (all times are Central): 5:15 p.m. A group…

  • Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

    Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: ___ July 29 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Turkey complicating Middle Eastern conflicts: Turkey’s alert to NATO while increasing its involvement in the Syrian war…

  • Security checkpoint extortion costs Ivory Coast millions

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Extortion at security checkpoints is costing Ivory Coast millions each year despite government steps to eradicate the practice, a rights group said Wednesday. Four years after Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s…

  • Nigeria president visits Cameroon to discuss militant threat

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The president of Nigeria made his first official state visit to neighboring Cameroon on Wednesday, as the two former enemies struggle to contain the mutual threat posed by Islamic militants carrying…

  • Zimbabwe: American being sought for lion poaching

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are searching for an American who allegedly shot a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and…

  • Obama delivers frank words about Africa’s problems

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama arrived in East Africa with no big American aid packages, no ramped up U.S. military resources for fighting terror groups and no new initiatives with billions in…

  • Desmond Tutu returns for treatment in South African hospital

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South African retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has returned for hospital treatment, a week after he left a Cape Town hospital following an intensive antibiotics course for an infection, his foundation said…

  • Obama draws criticism for saying Ethiopia is democratic

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Some African activists have greeted President Barack Obama’s remarks that Ethiopia has a democratically elected government with scorn and concern. Obama made the comment on Monday during a news conference with…

  • Nigerian leader visits Cameroon as Boko Haram attacks

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari is set to make his first official visit to one-time enemy Cameroon Wednesday to ease tensions and bolster support for a multinational army to fight the…

  • Mozambican president visits region troubled by clashes

    MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique’s president travelled to the country’s northwest where fighting between government troops and opposition fighters has forced hundreds to flee to neighboring Malawi, state-run radio reported on Tuesday. Mozambican President Filipe…

  • White House Notebook: Third term? Obama says no thanks

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Could President Barack Obama win a third term in office? He’s convinced that he could, but would really rather not. Obama used his own history of electoral success to rib…

  • 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…