Africa Headlines

Nigeria's army says rescued 178 captives of Boko Haram

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ABUJA - Nigeria's army said late on Sunday that it rescued 178 people held by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria's Borno state, the heartland of the insurgency.

World, Africa 6:49pm EDT

Pittsburgh doctor linked to second Zimbabwe lion hunt probe

- Zimbabwe has linked a Pennsylvania doctor to an investigation into illegal lion hunting, naming him on Sunday as a client of a safari operator accused of breaching regulations, a week after an American dentist was accused of illegally killing the country's most famous lion, Cecil.

World, U.S., Africa 4:40pm EDT

Gunmen in uniform kill ally of Burundi President Nkurunziza

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NAIROBI - Gunmen wearing military uniforms shot dead a former Burundian security chief and close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza on Sunday, the presidency said, heightening tensions after a disputed presidential poll.

World, Africa 4:08pm EDT

Subaru says suppliers have been told to treat workers fairly

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- Fuji Heavy Industries , the parent company of automaker Subaru, has told its network of suppliers that it expects them to treat workers fairly and to uphold "human rights and international standards of behavior."

Japan, Africa 2:45pm EDT

Zambian villagers to take on mining firm Vedanta in UK court

LONDON - British mining company Vedanta Resources faces legal action in London's High Court after a group of Zambian villagers said their water source and farmland was polluted by the firm's copper mining operations.

Kenya dismisses athletics doping reports as smear campaign

NAIROBI - Kenya's athletics body said on Sunday that media reports alleging doping among its runners were a smear campaign ahead of world championships in Beijing.

Sports, Africa 2:36pm EDT

After Cecil, second lion poached by foreign tourist in Zimbabwe - parks source

HARARE - After the killing of Zimbabwe's best known lion, a second animal has been poached by a foreigner, a source said on Saturday as authorities banned big game hunting outside the park from which Cecil was lured to his death.

World, Africa 1:19pm EDT

U.N. peacekeeper killed in clashes in Central African Republic: spokesman

BANGUI - At least one soldier with the U.N. peackeeping mission in Central African Republic was killed on Sunday during clashes with armed assailants in a northern neighborhood of the capital Bangui, a spokesman for the mission said.

World, Africa 6:58am EDT

Sat, Aug 1 2015

After Cecil, second lion poached by foreign tourist in Zimbabwe: parks source

HARARE - After the killing of Zimbabwe's best known lion, a second animal has been poached by a foreigner, a source said on Saturday as authorities banned big game hunting outside the park from which Cecil was lured to his death.

World, Africa 01 Aug 2015

Brother of Zimbabwe's lion Cecil appears alive and well: researcher

HARARE - The brother of Cecil, the lion killed in Zimbabwe by an American hunter last month, is not dead, a researcher monitoring the pride told Reuters, contradicting media reports that Jericho had been killed.

World, Africa 01 Aug 2015
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What the government cut from Hillary’s email

As expected, Friday's public release of thousands more emails Hillary Clinton sent or received while U.S. secretary of state is streaked with white bars marking where the government has redacted information not fit for public consumption.