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  • South Sudan soldiers accused of stealing relief food

    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Soldiers believed to be with the South Sudanese army and allied militia stole relief food and killed seven people in an attack on a rebel-held part of Unity state, a…

  • Nigeria, Cameroon pledge coordinated Boko Haram fight

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Nigeria’s president is promising deeper collaboration with its neighbors in the fight against Islamic extremism after a two-day visit to Cameroon. Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari headed home Thursday after meeting with…

  • Wildlife activists concerned over Uganda-Congo border oil

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Activists on Thursday urged Uganda’s government to reverse a decision to open for oil drilling a wildlife park on Uganda’s border with Congo, saying the move puts pressure on the region’s…

  • Lion-hunting is legal in parts of Africa despite concern

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It is, for some well-heeled foreign visitors, the ultimate African experience: the thrill of hunting a lion, one of the “Big Five” animals whose habitats are under increasing pressure from human encroachment.…

  • Somalia president: No elections in 2016

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia’s president is ruling out the possibility of holding elections that are due next year, citing security challenges stemming from an Islamic insurgency. Opposition parties charge that that his government is…

  • 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…