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  • Zimbabwe says it is cash-strapped, will export elephants for funds, despite objections

    Zimbabwe's government says it must export elephants to raise funds for wildlife management. National Parks Service conservation director Geoffreys Matipano said about 60 elephants will be sold for between $40,000 and $60,000 each to China, France and the...
  • Cynthia M. Allen: Egypt's leader challenges the Muslim world's extremists

    Just a week before the horrific assault by two Islamic extremists on the Paris office of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a Muslim, gave a remarkable speech before an audience of religious leaders at...
  • Nigeria's neighbors consider sending troops against Boko Haram militants after latest killings

    As Islamic militants from Boko Haram step up attacks in Nigeria that have led to the slaughter of more civilians, there is increasing talk that international military action, possibly including a multinational force, may be needed to help crush the...
  • Canadian foreign minister hopes for resolution for Al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt

    Canada's foreign minister expressed hope Thursday that the fate of a Canadian-Egyptian journalist jailed on terror charges with his two colleagues from Al-Jazeera English Television would be resolved "sooner rather than later." John Baird's remarks...
  • In Nigeria, satellite images shed light on Boko Haram's rampage

    A photograph from the sky depicts a typical African town: tin roofs, lush trees and dusty roads. In the next satellite image, taken a few days later, the same town is just a gray blur, the ash and ruins left by the militant group Boko Haram, which...
  • How to help Nigerians defeat Boko Haram

    How to help Nigerians defeat Boko Haram
    Satellite images showing the catastrophic devastation of two Nigerian towns by Boko Haram put the Islamist militant group back in the news Thursday. “One town, Doron Baga, has been almost wiped off the map, with about 3,100 houses burned down, while...
  • International force mulled to fight Boko Haram in Nigeria

     International force mulled to fight Boko Haram in Nigeria
    As Islamic militants from Boko Haram step up attacks in Nigeria that have led to the slaughter of more civilians, there is increasing talk that international military action, possibly including a multinational force, may be needed to help crush the...
  • Egypt schedules long-awaited parliament elections; voting to begin in March and end in May

    Egypt announced Thursday that the nation's long-delayed parliament elections will start in March and that the voting will be staggered over seven weeks — the final step in a political roadmap put in place by the military after its ouster of the...
  • Nigeria's president launches re-election bid amid economic, extremist challenges

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan launched his bid for re-election Thursday at a time when Africa's biggest oil producer faces a growing Islamic uprising in the northeast and a slump in oil prices and the national currency. Jonathan, 57, urged...
  • Egypt's leader el-Sissi calls for revolution in interpretation of Islam in face of militancy

    Egypt's president opened the new year with a dramatic call for a "revolution" in Islam to reform interpretations of the faith entrenched for hundreds of years, which he said have made the Muslim world a source of "destruction" and pitted it against the...
  • Nigeria's Boko Haram is back with a vengeance

    Nigeria's Boko Haram is back with a vengeance
    Boko Haram, Nigeria's Islamist militants, got the world's attention last year after kidnapping 276 schoolgirls. The despicable group still holds most of the girls, is still untamed and now appears to control much of the remote north of the country. On...