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Nigerian leader visits Cameroon as Boko Haram attacks
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- A Nigerian official says newly elected President Muhammadu Buhari will make his first official visit to one-time enemy Cameroon Wednesday to ease tensions and bolster support for a regional army to fight the Boko Haram Islamic uprising spilling across borders....

Obama to wrap Africa trip with speech to African Union
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- President Barack Obama highlighted his administration's efforts to combat hunger worldwide on Tuesday as he prepared to end a historic return to the land of his father's birth with a speech to the African Union....

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 are escalating their violence....

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....

Hundreds of Mozambicans cross into Malawi to flee fighting
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
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 South Sudan needs urgent attention
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- The latest on President Barack Obama's visit to Ethiopia (all times local):...

Officials: Roadside bomb wounds 18 Egypt police conscripts
CAIRO (AP) -- A roadside bombing in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula wounded 18 police conscripts Sunday, security officials said....

Egypt raises death toll from Nile boat collision to 35
CAIRO (AP) -- Search parties retrieved four more bodies from the Nile River from a boat collision earlier this week, bringing the death toll to 35 people killed, Egypt's Health Ministry said....

Mubarak-era premier gets 5 years in Egypt corruption case
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's official news agency is reporting that a Cairo court has convicted a former prime minister who served under deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak of illegally amassing wealth while in office, sentencing him to five years in prison in a retrial....