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Madagascar drought, famine looming

Families Eat Locusts and Leaves as Famine Looms in Southern Madagascar

MADAGASCAR (Reuters) - Families have resorted to eating locusts and leaves in southern Madagascar where famine is looming, the UN's World Food Programme (WFP)...
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PHOTOS: Amazon’s Africa HQ in Cape Town R4 Billion Development

A 15-hectare piece of land on Cape Town's Liesbeek River has been identified as the location where Amazon will have its headquarters in Africa,...
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High Demand for Contraceptive Pills Smuggled in from Zimbabwe

With long queues at clinics in South Africa and Covid-19 restrictions, women struggling to access health services are turning to an illicit market for...

SADC Commits to Finding Solution to Mozambique Attacks

SADC Heads of State have reiterated commitment to contribute towards the efforts of bringing about lasting peace and security, as well as reconciliation and...
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WATCH World’s First Life-Sized Elephant Pencil Drawing by Talented David Filer

A life-size pencil drawing of an African elephant is bringing its viewers to tears, so magnificent and realistic is the artwork... an homage in...
Lions Dead Poisoning Uganda

Six Lions Killed for Body Parts in Uganda. 8 Vultures Also...

KAMPALA, UGANDA - Six lions have been killed in Uganda by suspected poisoning. The Uganda Wildlife Authority said in a statement that it is...
Tanzanian President John Magufuli played the long political game. STR/AFP via Getty Images

Tanzania’s John Magufuli: A Brilliant Start But An Ignominious End

John Joseph Pombe Magufuli was a man who deftly played the long political game. He was nevertheless a puzzle both to Tanzanians and the...
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Namibia Selling 170 Wild Elephants, Ignoring Outcry

The Namibian government will put 170 wild elephants up for sale today, 29 January, justified by false population statistics and disputed claims of human-elephant...

Why Rangers in the Congo’s Virunga National Park are Under Attack

Armed men have killed at least six rangers and wounded several others in an ambush in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Virunga national...

270 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Secured for Africa

The African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) has confirmed the acquisition of provisional 270 million vaccine doses for African countries, with at least 50...