Nigeria marks 2nd anniversary of kidnap of Chibok girls

LAGOS, Nigeria — With marches, chants and prayers, Nigerians marked Thursday’s painful second anniversary of the mass abduction... Read more

Rwandan leader accused in South Africa killing of ex-spy chief

JOHANNESBURG - The suspicious death of Rwanda's former spy chief in a plush Johannesburg hotel is resurrecting allegations that Western-backed President Paul Kagame is orchestrating a campaign to kill opponents at home and abroad. Read more

Scientist: Cassava disease spread at alarming rate

JOHANNESBURG — Scientists say a disease destroying entire crops of cassava has spread out of East Africa into the heart of the... Read more

Worst year in decades for elephants

JOHANNESBURG - It's been a disastrous year for elephants, perhaps the worst since ivory sales were banned in 1989 to save the world's largest land animals from extinction, the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC said Thursday. Read more

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