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  • Police arrested in Mozambique for cashing in on poaching

    Authorities in Mozambique arrested five police officers for colluding with a poacher in the illegal sale of a rhino horn, the state news agency reported Thursday. Rhino poaching is on the rise across southern Africa because the horn is much sought...
  • Burundi opposition to boycott elections, claiming unfair

    A group of 17 political parties have agreed to boycott elections in Burundi because they don't believe they will be free and fair, an opposition leader said Thursday. The opposition groups are also opposed to the current electoral commission because it...
  • Kenya seeks to voluntarily repatriate 100,000 Somalis

    Kenya has set a goal to get 100,000 Somali refugees to return home voluntarily by the end of the year, a government official said Thursday as money shortages have forced the U.N. to reduce food rations for the displaced. Government officials have...
  • Reporter needles Angola's power elite from his kitchen table

    Often writing at his kitchen table, Rafael Marques de Morais, a journalist and human rights advocate, needles Angola's ruling establishment with reports on alleged wrongdoing by officials, military figures and business executives. A rare voice of...
  • In a rare conviction, Egyptian policeman gets 15 years in protester's death

    In a rare conviction, Egyptian policeman gets 15 years in protester's death
    Over the last two years, hundreds of protesters have died at the hands of Egypt’s security forces. But from the beginning, Shaimaa Sabbagh’s case was different. She was a young mother. A poet. The circumstances of her death were poignant:...
  • House panel OKs bill punishing State over Benghazi response

    Over White House objections, a House panel approved a bill Thursday that withholds hundreds of millions of dollars from the State Department until it produces more documents to lawmakers investigating the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic post...
  • Morocco expels Amnesty team researching immigration issues

    Moroccan security officials detained and expelled two members of the London-based Amnesty International human rights group researching immigration issues in the North African kingdom on Thursday. The statement from the Interior Ministry said the two...
  • Libyan rivals urged to agree quick power-sharing deal

    Libya's rival factions faced strong pressure to agree quickly to a power-sharing deal for the fractured North African country as they met Wednesday in Berlin with officials from world powers. The Berlin meeting brought together nearly two dozen Libyan...
  • Al-Qaida-linked militants attack IS affiliate in Libya

    Al-Qaida-linked militants in eastern Libya declared holy war — or jihad — on the local Islamic State affiliate after one of their senior leaders was killed Wednesday by masked gunmen, which set off clashes between the rival groups that left 11...
  • Lion escapes from South African national park

    Trackers on foot and helicopter were searching for a lion after it escaped from a national park in a remote, arid region of South Africa, authorities said. After a farmer reported that he'd found lion tracks on his land, the park's trackers, who belong...
  • Burundi sets July date for presidential elections

    Burundi's controversial presidential elections are now set for July 15 after President Pierre Nkurunziza signed a decree accepting the electoral commission's proposal, a presidential spokesman said Wednesday. Parliamentary polls will be held on June 29,...