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South Africa

South Africa
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  • Elephant numbers plunge in Mozambique because of poachers

    Poachers slaughtering elephants in Mozambique cut their population almost in half from 2009 to last year, but in Uganda, elephant numbers are increasing as a result of anti-poaching measures, according to aerial surveys.
  • South African rhino survives horrific attack by poachers

    The rhino's rescuers gave her a name: Hope. Poachers in South Africa had darted the rhino with a tranquilizer and hacked off her horns while she was sedated, leaving the animal with a horrific wound covering much of her face. A couple of days later,...

    South African police arrest thousands in raids

    At around 1 a.m. on Thursday morning, South African police entered a Cape Town neighborhood notorious for gang violence. It was one of several nationwide raids, in response to last month's attacks on foreigners in the country, officials said in a...

    Connecticut LGBT Film Festival: 10-Plus Movies Over 9 Days

    Connecticut LGBT Film Festival: 10-Plus Movies Over 9 Days
    When Nelson Mandela was elected president of South Africa in 1994, he set in motion the adoption of a new constitution, with an emphasis on equality of rights and opportunities. This openness was not just intended for blacks. It extended to LGBT citizens,...

    South African president on state visit to Mozambique

    Mozambique's president on Wednesday welcomed his South African counterpart on a state visit, with the two leaders expected to discuss South Africa's recent wave of anti-immigrant violence. Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi met South African President...