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Report follows Barack Obama's warning on the 'cancer of corruption' on the African continent

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The American dentist is believed to have returned to the US

Kimmel breaks down during his show over Cecil the Lion

Jimmy Kimmel breaks down on live TV over the killing of Cecil the lion

Talk show host also compared the controversy to that surrounding Bill Cosby

Cecil the lion: Dentist Walter Palmer blames local guides in Zimbabwe for the scandal

'I had no idea that the lion I took was a known, local favorite until the end of the hunt'

Cecil the Lion

Walter Palmer: Cecil the lion killer revealed to be American dentist

The dentist allegedly paid £35,000 to hunt the animal with a crossbow

President Obama addresses the African Union

Barack Obama in Africa: US president says he would win third term if he could run

President denounced African leaders - referencing Burundi - who extend their term limits beyond the constitution

The detained Saif al-Islam Gaddafi gives evidence on court television in Libya earlier this year

Libyan dictator's son Saif Gaddafi sentenced to death for alleged Arab Spring war crimes

The late Muammar Gaddafi's son was condemned alongside eight others

Pupils at a Bridge school in Nairobi

Bridge International Academies: Scripted schooling for $6 a month is an audacious answer to educating the poorest children across Africa and Asia

A system in which every step of the learning process is remotely dictated could help make schooling affordable for some of the world’s poorest children

The hunting of lions remains legal in Zimbabwe

Cecil the lion: Death of 'iconic' big cat prompts calls to end legal EU importing of lion trophies

Cecil was found headless and skinned after being shot with a bow and arrow

President Obama at a joint press conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam.

Ethiopia 'doesn't deserve' visit from President Obama, say human rights campaigners

'The visit will be used by the Ethiopian government to strengthen its legitimacy'

Obama danced to Kenya's biggest nightclub jam during his Africa trip

'I suspect that my critics back home are suspecting that I’m back here to look for my birth certificate'

Barack Obama speaking at the Kasarani stadium to enthusiastic crowds at the end of his visit

Barack Obama in Kenya: US President uses farewell speech to tell young people to build a future in Africa

In a stirring speech Obama reminded the Kenyan people of the many challenges facing the country

A spokesman for the Nigerian police said more dead bodies are being brought to hospital

Nigeria suicide bomb attack: 15 dead in attack on city in northern Nigeria

So far no one has claimed responsibility for the deaths

Somali soldier

Somalia hotel attack: At least 13 people killed in explosion at Mogadishu hotel

Reports said al-Shabab fighters drove a vehicle packed with explosives into the gates of the Jazeera Palace hotel in the Somali capital

US President Barack Obama criticises Kenya inequality that treats women as 'second-class citizens' during first official visit

He also criticised the banned practice of female genital mutilation, which is prevalent in the country

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