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  • Poaching elephants

    Poaching elephants
    In May, a bull elephant was killed and its tusks hacked off in South Africa's flagship Kruger National Park. In most of Africa, this would have been an unremarkable event: An estimated 96 elephants a day are the victims of poachers. But this particular...
  • Death toll from West Africa Ebola hits 337: WHO

    Death toll from West Africa Ebola hits 337: WHO
    The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has hit 337 since February, the U.N. World Health Organization said on Wednesday, as weak local health services struggle to contain the highly contagious disease. WHO said 47...
  • Massive West African Ebola outbreak 'now in a second wave'

    Massive West African Ebola outbreak 'now in a second wave'
    The Ebola outbreak is devastating West Africa and will spread to more countries unless more aid is provided, an official with the group Doctors Without Borders said Friday. The outbreak has been linked to 337 deaths across Guinea, Sierra Leone and...
  • In Nigeria, distrust hampers the fight against Boko Haram

    In Nigeria, distrust hampers the fight against Boko Haram
    When soldiers of Nigeria's corrupt and incompetent army patrol remote and vulnerable towns in the northeast, boys often watch as they pass, then hurl rocks at them. Yet early last month, residents of Gamboru Ngala, on the border with Cameroon, cheered...
  • Egypt jails Al Jazeera journalists for 7 years, supporters stunned

    Egypt jails Al Jazeera journalists for 7 years, supporters stunned
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Three Al Jazeera journalists were jailed for seven years in Egypt on Monday after a court convicted them of helping a "terrorist organization" by spreading lies, in a case that has raised questions about the country's respect for media...
  • Experts: West Africa should prepare for more Ebola

    Experts: West Africa should prepare for more Ebola
    West African nations neighboring those hit by the Ebola epidemic - Mali, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Guinea Bissau - should prepare for the possible arrival of travelers carrying the deadly virus, the World Health Organization said on Friday. "We want other...
  • U.S. intervention in Libya now seen as cautionary tale

    U.S. intervention in Libya now seen as cautionary tale
    A group of U.S. diplomats arrived in Libya three years ago to a memorable reception: a throng of cheering men and women who pressed in on the startled group "just to touch us and thank us," recalled Susan Rice, President Obama's national security advisor....
  • 1 killed, scores arrested in Egypt on anniversary of Morsi's ouster

    1 killed, scores arrested in Egypt on anniversary of Morsi's ouster
    Police and soldiers clamped a tight security lid on sensitive sites in the capital and elsewhere Thursday, the one-year anniversary of the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. Scattered clashes between protesters and security forces left at...
  • Ray Lewis featured on Oprah Winfrey Network show searching for water in Africa

    Ray Lewis featured on Oprah Winfrey Network show searching for water in Africa
    Ray Lewis was always viewed as something of a messianic figure here in Baltimore. Tonight, we can watch him try to expand his influence to the African nation of Tanzania, where he and a group of NFL stars were filmed for the Oprah Winfrey Network show...
  • Scandal erupts over South Africa's 'farm of horrors'

    When animal inspectors arrived at a deserted South African farm this past weekend, they found stomach-churning neglect. Dozens of animals -- including pigs, sheep, goats, chickens and geese -- were dead or dying, abandoned without food or water. The...
  • Nigeria gas depot blast was suicide bombing, security analysts say

    Nigeria's nightmare scenario has been this: Islamist militias waging terror in the country's northeast launch attacks in distant Lagos, a chaotic megacity of about 20 million in the southeast and the country's economic engine. Two weeks ago, Islamic...