AP - ap.online.regional.africa http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.africa News Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:27:10 -0400 Nigeria president visits Cameroon to discuss militant threat Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:18:46 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/07/29/AF-Boko-Haram/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Boko-Haram c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:303b YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The president of Nigeria is making a visit to neighboring Cameroon as the two countries struggle to contain the mutual threat posed by Islamic militants. Zimbabweans linked to illegal lion hunt appear in court Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:56:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/07/29/AF-Zimbabwe-Lion-Killed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Zimbabwe-Lion-Killed c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:2fec HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Two men arrested for illegally hunting a protected lion are in court on Wednesday in Zimbabwe to face poaching charges. Obama delivers frank words about Africa's problems Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:46:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/07/28/AF--Obama/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Obama c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:2790 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 government backing. Desmond Tutu returns for treatment in South African hospital Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:18:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/07/28/AF-South-Africa-Tutu/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-South-Africa-Tutu c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:29cc 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 Tuesday. Obama draws criticism for saying Ethiopia is democratic Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:56:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/07/28/AF--Ethiopia-Obama/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Ethiopia-Obama c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:2958 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Some African activists have greeted President Barack Obama's remarks that Ethiopia has a democratically elected government with scorn and concern. Nigerian leader visits Cameroon as Boko Haram attacks Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:48:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/07/28/AF-Boko-Haram/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Boko-Haram c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:2830 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 Boko Haram uprising that has spilled across borders. Mozambican president visits region troubled by clashes Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:24:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/07/28/AF--Mozambique-Clashes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Mozambique-Clashes c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:293c 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. White House Notebook: Third term? Obama says no thanks Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:57:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/07/28/AF--Obama-Africa.Notebook/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Obama-Africa.Notebook c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:289d 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. Zimbabwe: 2 to appear in court for killing Cecil the lion Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:35:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/07/28/AF-Zimbabwe-Lion-Killed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Zimbabwe-Lion-Killed c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:28bb HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean wildlife authorities say two men will appear in court for allegedly killing a well-known lion, whose death is seen as a blow to Zimbabwe's tourism. Somalia hotel truck bomb toll rises to 15 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:51:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/07/27/AF--Somalia-Attack/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Somalia-Attack c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:21ac 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 are escalating their violence. WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Barack, meet Lucy Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:26:20 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/07/27/AF-Obama-Africa-Notebook/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Obama-Africa-Notebook c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:22ca 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. Obama pushes for end to crippling crisis in South Sudan Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:26:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/07/27/AF-Obama/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Obama c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:2142 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 from collapsing amid civil war. Hundreds of Mozambicans cross into Malawi to flee fighting Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:16:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/07/27/AF--Mozambique-Hundreds.Flee/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Mozambique-Hundreds.Flee c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:228b MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Hundreds of Mozambicans have fled into neighboring Malawi after renewed fighting between government troops and fighters loyal to the opposition party Renamo, officials from both countries said Monday. Kenyan girl who gave flowers to Obama goes back to school Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:52:29 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/07/27/AF--Kenya-Obama-Girl/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Kenya-Obama-Girl c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:2214 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 a little overwhelmed by all the fuss. The Latest: Obama says more freedoms would boost Ethiopia Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:23:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/07/27/AF--Obama-Africa-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Obama-Africa-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:21ab ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The latest on President Barack Obama's visit to Ethiopia (all times local): Obama: Kenya at 'crossroads' between peril and promise Mon, 27 Jul 2015 01:30:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/07/26/AF--Obama/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Obama c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:1bf1 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 citizens, and take responsibility for its future. Al-Shabab suicide truck bomb hits main Somali hotel, kills 9 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:44:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/07/26/AF--Somalia-Attack/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Somalia-Attack c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:1d37 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 diplomat and a Chinese embassy guard, Somalian and Chinese officials said. Obama, African leaders to hold talks on South Sudan crisis Sun, 26 Jul 2015 13:19:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/07/26/AF--Obama-South.Sudan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Obama-South.Sudan c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:1deb ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — U.S. officials are voicing pessimism about the prospect of a peace and power-sharing agreement in South Sudan as President Barack Obama prepares to hold talks on the crisis with African leaders. Authorities order mosques closed in north Cameroon Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:59:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/07/26/AF--Cameroon-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Cameroon-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:1dc8 YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Authorities have ordered the closure of mosques and Islamic schools following a series of suicide bombing attacks in northern Cameroon that have left at least 60 people dead, the region's governor said Sunday. Obama opens first visit to Ethiopia by US president Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:25:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/07/26/AF-Obama-Ethiopia/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Obama-Ethiopia c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:1d64 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama is making the first-ever visit by an American president to Ethiopia.