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  • 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…

  • 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…