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  • Mozambican president visits region troubled by clashes

    MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — State-run radio is reporting that Mozambique’s president travelled to the northwest of the country where fighting between government troops and opposition fighters has forced hundreds to flee to neighboring Malawi. Radio…

  • 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 with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others. The American…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Obama: Africa must create jobs for its next generation

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Closing a historic visit to Africa, President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged the continent’s leaders to prioritize creating jobs and opportunity for the next generation of young people or risk…

  • 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…