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  • South Sudan government and rebels sign agreement to re-unify political party

    South Sudan's warring factions have agreed to reunify their political party, a conflict resolution organization said Thursday. South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed the agreement to unite the ruling Sudan People's...
  • South Africa says record 1,215 rhinos poached in 2014 as illegal trade in coveted horn surges

    A record 1,215 rhinos were poached in South Africa in 2014, the latest grim statistic in an increasingly desperate struggle to stem a surge in the killing of rhinos for their horns, officials said Thursday. Edna Molewa, South Africa's environment...
  • Wife of Zimbabwe's Mugabe tries to take over farm in new twist on saga of forced evictions

    In 2000, Timon Shava was a hero of Zimbabwe's land reform program when he joined hundreds of other landless peasants in a wave of land seizures and evictions of white farmers. Today, he is homeless after police, acting on behalf of President Robert...
  • After difficult year, Morocco predicts economic rebound in 2015

    Morocco will experience strong economic growth in 2015 based on expectation of a bountiful harvest and the drop in oil prices, authorities said Tuesday. Ahmed Lahlimi Alami, the high planning commissioner, told journalists that growth was expected to...
  • Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours

    Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours
    Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices, check websites for details and restrictions: AQUATICA: "Splash and Save" ticket with admission starts at $24 when tickets are purchased online. Aquatica "Any Day" passes start at $37 when...
  • At least 12 dead in Congo unrest over electoral law critics say would extend president's term

    Anti-government protests in Congo have left at least a dozen people dead, officials said Thursday, as the Senate postponed a vote on a proposed law that the opposition fears will prolong the president's time in power. After three days of unrest, Congo'...
  • South Sudan marathoner free to run again

    South Sudan marathoner free to run again
    The dispute between South Sudanese marathoner Guor Miaker and his country's track and field federation has ended, with the federation lifting its suspension of the runner who had been a symbol of South Sudan's new independence at the 2012 Summer Olympics....
  • Touring Athens and the Greek Isles for $2,199 per person, including air

     Touring Athens and the Greek Isles for $2,199 per person, including air
    If Greece and the Greek Isles have been on your list of destinations, Friendly Planet Travel has several options that range from packages that explore Athens and a variety of the islands to strictly Greek Isles cruises. There are also packages that...
  • US says long-awaited studies of Ebola vaccines to begin soon in Liberia, later in Sierra Leone

    Long-awaited studies of two possible Ebola vaccines are set to begin in West Africa in a couple of weeks, starting in Liberia, U.S. officials said Thursday. The first study will compare the two experimental vaccines with dummy shots in hopes of proving...
  • Egypt's president says Islam needs a reboot as Egypt and France battle same war on extremism

    Islam needs a reboot as Egypt and France battle the same enemy by waging war against Islamic extremism and terrorism, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Thursday. It's a tolerant religion, he said, but in the past two to three decades it has...
  • Leader of Boko Haram says God told him to carry out massacre

    Leader of Boko Haram says God told him to carry out massacre
    Six years ago, Nigerian forces captured the leader of the extremist group Boko Haram and killed him in custody — a move that was to have far-reaching consequences. Nigeria had exchanged a charismatic preacher named Mohammed Yusuf for the more...