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  • Republic of Congo, Chad presidents set fire to ivory

    The presidents of Republic of Congo and Chad on Wednesday set fire to five tons of ivory seized from poachers, using seized timber, to mark their commitment to the fight against poaching on the continent. The burning took place on the sidelines of the...
  • UAE crushes tons of contraband ivory in anti-poaching action

    With a rock crusher rattling and Dubai's gleaming skyscrapers in the distance, the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday pulverized a mound of contraband elephant tusks and ivory carvings confiscated in the Gulf country to send a message against poaching...
  • Nigeria rescue of nearly 300 does not include most or all Chibok girls

    A Nigerian official dashed hopes Wednesday that the army’s rescue of nearly 300 Nigerian girls and women from a militant group’s forest camps had freed most or all of the missing schoolgirls kidnapped from Chibok town last year. But Tuesday&...
  • Togo's president wins re-election

    Togo's main opposition leader on Wednesday rejected provisional results that declared the re-election of the president for a third five-year term, and called for results to be canceled. President Faure Gnassingbe's win, announced as provisional results...
  • An African version of Spartacus ballet to hit the stage

    Spartacus is getting an African makeover. In the 1960 movie "Spartacus," Kirk Douglas played the gladiator who led a slave revolt against the Romans. A ballet version with music by composer Aram Khachaturian was first staged in the 1950s and has also...
  • Egypt president says parliament elections to be held in 2015

    Egypt's president said that the country's delayed parliamentary elections will take place before the end of 2015, according to a newspaper interview published Wednesday. "I give my word — they will be held before the end of the year," President...
  • Southern African leaders discuss industrialization strategy

    Southern African leaders met in the Zimbabwean capital Harare on Wednesday to discuss how to maximize profits from their countries' natural resources. Heads of state of the 15 countries that make up the Southern African Development Community came...
  • South Sudan opposition leader says troops surround his home

    An opposition leader in South Sudan said on Friday that government troops had surrounded his house in the capital, raising fears of insecurity in the city where a fight among the armed forces sparked a nationwide rebellion in 2013. Lam Akol told The...
  • Opposition leader accuses Cameron of weakening UK in world

    British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband on Friday accused Prime Minister David Cameron of weakening Britain on the world stage with an isolationist foreign policy and uncertainty about membership in the European Union. In a speech that brought...
  • Togo to vote in presidential election amid political unrest

    Togo will vote Saturday in an election that could see its president win a third five-year term, keeping his family in power for nearly 50 years. President Faure Gnassingbe assumed power in 2005 after his father, who ruled Togo for 38 years, died of a...
  • Cheick Diallo commits to Kansas

    LAWRENCE, Kan. The prospective missing piece for Kansas basketball is a teenage big man who began playing organized basketball just five years ago. Cheick Diallo, a Mali native and 6-foot-9 power forward, announced Tuesday that he will continue his...