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Addo Dispatch: Where Female Elephants Without Tusks Roam — and Poachers Stay Away
South Africa’s Addo elephant park has few females with tusks, a trait that has died off because of hunting but also keeps poachers away.
06/16/2018 09:00 AM
Update: After Violence, Congo’s Virunga National Park Closes for the Year
After the murder of a park ranger and the kidnapping of two British tourists and their driver, the park, a major driver of tourism to the Democratic Republic of Congo, has closed until 2019.
06/14/2018 12:15 PM
Maya Jribi, Tunisian Fighter for Democracy, Is Dead at 58
Ms. Jribi, the first woman to lead a Tunisian political party, opposed the influence of Islamists after the revolution that began the Arab Spring.
06/13/2018 12:38 AM
Last March of the ‘Wooden Elephants’: Africa’s Ancient Baobabs Are Dying
Researchers fear the trees are parched by drought and rising temperatures linked to climate change.
06/13/2018 09:50 AM
At War: Reliving a Deadly Day at a U.N. Compound in Mogadishu
A former United Nations security officer reflects on the courage his Somali colleagues showed after the attack that killed their co-workers in Mogadishu five years ago.
06/12/2018 10:00 AM
In Nairobi, an Art Scene in Transition
Intriguing change and growth are helping lead the way for art to be seen as serious business in the community.
06/13/2018 01:48 PM
Corruption Gutted South Africa’s Tax Agency. Now the Nation Is Paying the Price.
Taxes are the lifeblood of any nation, but South Africa’s leaders resisted paying their own, former officials say. Now taxpayers are closing their wallets, too.
06/10/2018 08:47 PM
International Court Throws Out War Crimes Conviction of Congolese Politician
The court also reversed the 18-year prison sentence for Jean-Pierre Bemba, a former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, saying the trial judges had made errors.
06/10/2018 12:22 AM
The Albino Community in Ghana: ‘I’m Motivated to Believe That I Can Survive’
In recent years, a community of people living with albinism have forged connections on platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp, turning a societal stigma into social bonds and offline friendship.
06/09/2018 03:54 PM
1 U.S. Soldier Is Killed and 4 Are Wounded in Somalia Firefight
Officials said the U.S. Special Operations forces were working with Somali troops at a small southern outpost when they were targeted by Shabab extremists.
06/09/2018 01:50 AM
Burundi’s President Says He Won’t Seek Another Term
Critics had feared that fresh violence could erupt if Pierre Nkurunziza’s push for a new Constitution proved to be a prelude to his running again in 2020.
06/07/2018 02:02 PM
Tunisia Truth Commission Brings One Court Case in Four Years
Chief of truth and reconciliation commission says government hampered efforts to bring justice to victims of decades-long dictatorship.
06/07/2018 01:39 AM
Ethiopia to ‘Fully Accept’ Eritrea Peace Deal From 2000
The announcement appeared to be a major step toward ending a protracted border dispute that led to one of Africa’s deadliest wars.
06/05/2018 10:22 PM
Pentagon May Cut Commando Forces in Africa in Major Military Review
The Pentagon has ordered its Special Operations Command to abandon lower-priority missions and focus more on rising threats from Russia and China.
06/04/2018 11:02 PM
Dozens of Migrants Drown Off Tunisia and Turkey; Hundreds Rescued Off Spain
At least 46 died when their boat sank in the Mediterranean off Tunisia, and Turkey said nine, including six children, died when a vessel capsized off its southern coast.
06/03/2018 10:35 PM
Police Respond to Mali Protesters with Tear Gas Ahead of Election
Opposition supporter had planned to march through Mali’s capital Bamako on Saturday, calling for transparency in next month’s presidential election.
06/02/2018 04:55 PM
Seminude School Performance Sparks Debate About Tradition in South Africa
A choirmaster had teenage schoolgirls give a Xhosa performance seminude. Video spread widely on social media and drew the ire of an education minister.
06/02/2018 08:18 AM
The Fight to Get a Vaccine to Center of Ebola Outbreak
Medical investigators will need to overcome the rural region’s extreme logistical hurdles to reconstruct transmission chains, vaccinate contacts and halt the spread.
06/01/2018 07:48 PM
Judge Reports Progress in Hammarskjold Crash Inquiry
The judge also may widen the inquiry net to more countries and seek access to corporate archives from the time of the crash 57 years ago.
06/03/2018 12:01 AM
Art Review: Fantastical Cityscapes of Cardboard and Glue at MoMA
The visionary Congolese artist speaks of both beauty and the harsh realities of life in his Jetsonian cardboard cityscapes.
05/31/2018 08:00 AM