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  • Doctors in South Africa assess infection of Desmond Tutu

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has undergone a “small investigative procedure” in a hospital to assess an infection, a foundation said Saturday. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate will remain in the…

  • Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — When Cecil the lion’s carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunter, it was a headless, skinless skeleton the…

  • South Sudan: Thousands risk starvation amid Nile blockade

    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Thousands of civilians in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state face starvation after the government blocked aid groups from using the Nile River to deliver relief food, aid agencies said Friday.…

  • Zimbabwe: American lion killer’s extradition being sought

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe will seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage, a Cabinet minister said Friday. In…

  • Feds contacted by representative for dentist who killed lion

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal authorities say they’ve now been contacted by a representative for the Minnesota dentist who killed a protected lion in Zimbabwe. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tweeted Friday that the agency…

  • Senegalese journalist gets 6 months for homosexuality

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A well-known Senegalese journalist was sentenced Friday to six months in prison for acts of homosexuality, which is illegal in this West African country. Tamsir Jupiter Ndiaye, who had previous homosexuality…

  • Uganda leader, in power for 3 decades, seeks re-election

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda’s long-serving president on Friday declared his bid for re-election in 2016, saying the country needs him to stick around to continue its economic development. President Yoweri Museveni, who took power…

  • Report: C. African Republic Muslims forced to convert

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Muslims in the western part of Central African Republic are being forced to hide their religion or convert to Christianity under threat of death, Amnesty International said Friday. Central African Republic…

  • Doctors strike in Ghana, demand better conditions

    ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana’s Medical Association says more doctors working at public hospitals across the country are set to join a strike demanding better working conditions. Patients in the capital, Accra, lined up on…

  • South African police says American woman killed in Cape Town

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A 39-year-old American woman was killed in a hotel room in Cape Town this week and a murder suspect of Guatemalan origin has been arrested, South African police said Friday. South African…

  • Burundi’s president urges unity after contentious polls

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi’s re-elected president is urging unity after winning contentious polls that the international community says were not credible. In a televised speech Thursday night, Pierre Nkurunziza said he would be a…

  • Suicide bomber kills 10 at Maiduguri market in north Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A suicide bomber killed about 10 people at a crowded market early Friday in a blast that thundered across the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, witnesses said. The region has been…

  • New Nigerian general to head multinational Boko Haram fight

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s Defense Ministry has appointed a new general to head the multinational army it is hoped can defeat the Boko Haram Islamic uprising that has killed 20,000 people and driven nearly…

  • Nigeria rescues 71, mostly women and girls, from Boko Haram

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian soldiers rescued 71 people, almost all girls and women, in firefights that killed many Boko Haram militants in villages near the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the military said Thursday. Some…

  • Man describes find that could solve MH370 plane mystery

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — Johnny Begue was out collecting stones on the French Indian Ocean island he calls home when he says he saw part of an airplane wing washed up in the sand. The…