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World Jun 15Zero elephants poached in a year in top Africa wildlife park
One of Africa’s largest wildlife preserves is marking a year without a single elephant found killed by poachers, which experts call an extraordinary development in an area larger than Switzerland where thousands of the animals have been slaughtered in recent…
World Jun 11Botswana decriminalizes gay sex in landmark Africa case
Botswana became the latest country to decriminalize gay sex on Tuesday in a landmark case for Africa when the High Court rejected as unconstitutional sections of the penal code punishing same-sex relations with up to seven years in prison.
World May 23Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting
The decision has elicited anger from wildlife protection groups who warn hunting could decimate elephant populations and be blow to tourism.
World Apr 26Mozambique hit by new deadly cyclone, stoking flooding fears
The second powerful cyclone to rip into Mozambique in just six weeks stunned residents Friday in a region where such storms had not been recorded in the modern era. Three deaths were reported from Cyclone Kenneth and the U.N. warned…
World Mar 29Mozambique cholera cases jump to 139 one day after outbreak
Cholera, which is spread by contaminated food and water, is a major concern for the hundreds of thousands of cyclone survivors living in squalid conditions.
World Mar 24Cyclone death toll above 750; aid workers fear cholera outbreaks
Nearly 110,000 people are now in camps more than a week after Cyclone Idai hit and as efforts to rescue people trapped by the floods wind down, aid workers across the vast region are bracing for the spread of disease.
World Mar 23Tens of thousands in southern Africa need help after cyclone
A second week has begun of efforts to find and help tens of thousands of people after Cyclone Idai devastated a large swath of Mozambique.
World Mar 22Cyclone Idai death toll climbs above 600 in Africa
With the flooding easing in parts of cyclone-stricken Mozambique on Friday, fears are rising that the waters could yield up many more bodies.
World Feb 27Nigeria’s president wins second term, calls for unity
President Muhammadu Buhari was declared the clear winner by nearly 4 million votes, defeating a billionaire former vice president.
World Feb 26Nigeria’s president poised to win second term
With half the votes counted, President Muhammadu Buhari led the election by nearly 3.5 million votes.