- Ethiopia jails 18 Muslims over alleged terror Updated: Aug-03-15 3:14 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - A court in Ethiopia has handed jail terms ranging from seven to 22 years against 18 Muslims who were convicted on terror charges, including allegedly attempting to establish a religious government.
- Burundi rights activist shot and wounded in the capital Updated: Aug-03-15 2:49 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - A leading rights activist in Burundi was shot and wounded late Monday by unknown assailants in the capital, Bujumbura, a civic leader said.
- Mali: 10 soldiers killed in attack on army camp in north Updated: Aug-03-15 2:41 pm
BAMAKO, Mali - Armed men staged an attack on an army post in a northern Mali village early Monday, killing at least 10 soldiers, a resident said.
- CDC head says Sierra Leone in strong place with Ebola Updated: Aug-03-15 2:28 pm
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone is in a stronger place than it was six months ago to fight Ebola, but the new challenge is to get to zero cases, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday during a visit, as new cases emerged in the city and in an area that had not seen the deadly virus for months.
- Hunters in Africa say they have a role in conservation Updated: Aug-03-15 1:28 pm
JOHANNESBURG - In 1909-10, Theodore Roosevelt headed a Smithsonian hunting and trapping expedition in Africa that included colleagues who prepared the wildlife he killed for shipment back to America. The former U.S. president and his son, Kermit, shot hundreds of animals.
- Zimbabwean operator says American hunter didn't break law Updated: Aug-03-15 1:23 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe - An American accused of killing a lion in an allegedly illegal hunt in Zimbabwe in April did not break any laws and acted in good faith, a safari operator who worked for the American said Monday.
- Investigators for missing Malaysia flight meet in Paris Updated: Aug-03-15 1:04 pm
PARIS - French and Malaysian investigators cleared their last hurdle before launching a probe that many hope will solve the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, meeting with a judge in Paris Monday after the arrival of a wing fragment that possibly belonged to the doomed aircraft.
- Gulf Arabs welcome Iran nuke deal but seek further assurance Updated: Aug-03-15 11:05 am
DOHA, Qatar - Gulf Arab states on Monday welcomed the nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and world powers but said they would like further assurances that the U.S. would help them counter increasing Iranian assertiveness in the region.
- Moroccan dies while being smuggled into Spain in suitcase Updated: Aug-03-15 8:59 am
MADRID - A Moroccan man died from suffocation while being smuggled into Spain by his brother inside a suitcase that was in the trunk of a car on a ferry crossing, authorities said Monday.
- Zimbabwe accuses 2nd American of illegally hunting lion Updated: Aug-03-15 2:13 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July.
- US, Egypt resume formal security talks with Kerry visit Updated: Aug-02-15 8:31 pm
CAIRO - Despite persistent human rights concerns, the United States on Sunday resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago and kept on hiatus until now amid political unrest that swept the country in the wake of the Arab Spring.
- Official: Top Burundi general assassinated in the capital Updated: Aug-02-15 7:49 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - A Burundi general who was a key security ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza was killed Sunday in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Bujumbura, a presidential spokesman said.
- Nigeria: troops rescue 178 people, destroy extremist camps Updated: Aug-02-15 7:23 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigerian troops rescued 178 people from Boko Haram in attacks that destroyed several camps of the Islamic extremists in the northeast of the country, an army statement said Sunday.
- Central African Republic: UN peacekeeper killed in capital Updated: Aug-02-15 7:08 pm
BANGUI, Central African Republic - One United Nations peacekeeper was killed and eight were injured Sunday in Central African Republic's capital after they came under attack by armed men bearing machine guns and grenades, a U.N. spokesman said.
- Rudisha on Kenya's team for worlds despite defeat at trials Updated: Aug-02-15 1:27 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Olympic champion David Rudisha is on Kenya's team for the athletics world championships in Beijing this month despite another defeat, this time at the national trials.
- Nigeria: Review of soldiers condemned in Boko Haram war Updated: Aug-02-15 1:23 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's army is reviewing the courts-martial of more than 600 soldiers and officers, including dozens condemned to death for allegedly deserting the battle against Islamic extremists, according to an order received by The Associated Press on Sunday.
- Benin pledges 800 troops to anti-Boko Haram force Updated: Aug-02-15 11:01 am
COTONOU, Benin - Benin's president has vowed to contribute 800 troops to a regional force intended to combat the Nigeria-based Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.
- Emotional scenes as South Sudan gains Olympic status Updated: Aug-02-15 9:22 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - With an Olympic flag draped around his neck, the official from South Sudan couldn't contain his emotion.
- Egypt court postpones Al-Jazeera English verdict to Aug. 29 Updated: Aug-02-15 8:14 am
CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Sunday again postponed announcing a verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists, extending the long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.
- Zimbabwe confirms lion named Jericho has not been shot Updated: Aug-02-15 5:55 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe on Sunday dismissed a report of the shooting death of a male lion who was a companion of Cecil, a well-known lion killed by an American hunter in early July.
- Q&A on possible extradition for dentist who killed lion Updated: Aug-01-15 5:34 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Zimbabwe has called for an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage to be extradited and face as-yet filed charges. But it isn't clear whether Walter James Palmer, a 55-year-old from Minnesota, can be extradited or, if so, can fight having to go back to the African nation. Palmer has said he relied on his guides to ensure the hunt was legal.
- Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact Updated: Aug-01-15 4:49 pm
JOHANNESBURG - 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 vultures had been picking at for about a week.
- Zimbabwean authorities restrict hunting after lion killing Updated: Aug-01-15 4:49 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe has suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area where a lion popular with tourists was killed, and is investigating the killing of another lion in April that may have been illegal, the country's wildlife authority said Saturday.
- Kibet, Ayalew win Maine road race Updated: Aug-01-15 3:44 pm
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine - Stephen Kosgei Kibet of Kenya and Wude Ayalew of Ethiopia raced to victories Saturday in the Maine 10K road race founded by Olympic hero Joan Benoit Samuelson.
- Kibet, Ayalew win Maine road race Updated: Aug-01-15 3:06 pm
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine - Stephen Kosgei Kibet of Kenya and Wude Ayalew of Ethiopia won the men's and women's divisions, respectively, in a Maine 10K road race Saturday founded by Olympic hero Joan Benoit Samuelson.