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Surge in elephant and rhino poaching looms over UN wildlife summit

A surge in elephant and rhino poaching in Africa is the backdrop to the latest meeting of CITES – the UN’s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in…

A surge in elephant and rhino poaching in Africa is the backdrop to the latest meeting of CITES – the UN’s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in…

Business

Nigeria looks for millions of tax scofflaws to make up for slumping oil revenue

Nigeria says it has found 700,000 companies in the country that have never paid tax. It is tracking down non-payers to top up its treasury as oil industry revenue fall from low prices.

Nigeria says it has found 700,000 companies in the country that have never paid tax. It is tracking down non-payers to top up its treasury as oil industry revenue fall from low prices.

Culture

'Clash': Egyptian nail-biter is Egypt's Oscar entry

A hit in Cannes where it opened the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section, ‘Clash’ by Mohamed Diab has been selected as Egypt’s entry to the Oscars.

A hit in Cannes where it opened the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section, ‘Clash’ by Mohamed Diab has been selected as Egypt’s entry to the Oscars.

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Four people smugglers arrested in Egypt after migrant boat capsizes

Four suspected people smugglers have been arrested in Egypt after at least 42 people were killed when a boat carrying hundreds of African migrants capsized off the Egyptian…

Four suspected people smugglers have been arrested in Egypt after at least 42 people were killed when a boat carrying hundreds of African migrants capsized off the Egyptian…

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Tragedy at sea as another migrant boat sinks in the Med

At least 43 people have been killed and scores more are missing after a boat carrying almost 600 migrants capsized off the coast of Egypt.

At least 43 people have been killed and scores more are missing after a boat carrying almost 600 migrants capsized off the coast of Egypt.

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At least 32 people killed in DRC during two days of violence

At least 32 people have been killed in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) over the last two days, according to a police spokesman.

At least 32 people have been killed in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) over the last two days, according to a police spokesman.

Sport

Toure hangs up international boots

Ivory Coast international Yaya Toure on Tuesday announced his retirement from International football.

Ivory Coast international Yaya Toure on Tuesday announced his retirement from International football.

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Congolese opposition HQ burns down as deadly violence intensifies

The headquarters of the main opposition party and other political groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been destroyed by fire – leaving a number of people…

The headquarters of the main opposition party and other political groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been destroyed by fire – leaving a number of people…

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DR Congo: 'Dozens dead' in anti-government protests claims opposition

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo killed more than 50 people on Monday, according to the opposition, in a violent crackdown on anti-government…

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo killed more than 50 people on Monday, according to the opposition, in a violent crackdown on anti-government…

Business

The difficult task of securing Egypt's financial future

Egypt's $12 billion (10.7 billion euro) loan from the International Monetary Fund dominated a major conference in Cairo on the country's financial future.

Egypt's $12 billion (10.7 billion euro) loan from the International Monetary Fund dominated a major conference in Cairo on the country's financial future.

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At least 17 dead in anti-Kabila protests in DR Congo

At least 17 people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo following a violent anti-government rally.

At least 17 people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo following a violent anti-government rally.

Business

Madagascar drills deep to make most of unused resources

Madagascar is on the verge of an oil and gas revolution, but how will it develop these new sectors of the economy for the benefit of all without ruining the environment?

Madagascar is on the verge of an oil and gas revolution, but how will it develop these new sectors of the economy for the benefit of all without ruining the environment?

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Haftar's oil blitz could fatally undermine Libyan government

The internationally-recognised Libyan government’s loss of key oil facilities to forces loyal to the eastern administration and General Kalifa Haftar is a potentially serious blow that could starve Tr

The internationally-recognised Libyan government’s loss of key oil facilities to forces loyal to the eastern administration and General Kalifa Haftar is a potentially serious blow that could starve Tr

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Tanzania quake kills 13 and injures nearly 200

At least 13 people have reportedly died and nearly 200 others injured in northern Tanzania after a 5.

At least 13 people have reportedly died and nearly 200 others injured in northern Tanzania after a 5.

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Jean Ping challenges Gabon election result in court

France’s foreign minister has said the constitutional court of Gabon must examine a challenge to the country’s presidential election by opposition candidate Jean…

France’s foreign minister has said the constitutional court of Gabon must examine a challenge to the country’s presidential election by opposition candidate Jean…

Business

Madagascar takes to mining with wary eye on risks

Madagascar is desperately poor and needs to develop its vast natural resources, but it is also a global ecological treasure house, subject to international scrutiny. Global capital will not invest her

Madagascar is desperately poor and needs to develop its vast natural resources, but it is also a global ecological treasure house, subject to international scrutiny. Global capital will not invest her

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Gabon: Bongo hits back at claims he stole disputed election

Accused of cheating at the polls in Gabon, re-elected President Ali Bongo turned the tables on Wednesday, saying that if electoral fraud was committed it was by his challenger Jean…

Accused of cheating at the polls in Gabon, re-elected President Ali Bongo turned the tables on Wednesday, saying that if electoral fraud was committed it was by his challenger Jean…

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Gabon's opposition leader declares himself president after disputed election

Gabonese opposition candidate Jean Ping declared himself president on Friday (September 2), after a disputed election that triggered two days of post-election riots against President Ali…

Gabonese opposition candidate Jean Ping declared himself president on Friday (September 2), after a disputed election that triggered two days of post-election riots against President Ali…

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Gabon rocked by second night of post-election violence

At least three people have died and hundreds have been arrested in a second day of protests in Gabon following the announcement of President Ali Bongo’s re-election, amid accusations that the vote was

At least three people have died and hundreds have been arrested in a second day of protests in Gabon following the announcement of President Ali Bongo’s re-election, amid accusations that the vote was

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Gabon's disputed election plunges it into 'deep crisis'

Riots have erupted in Gabon’s capital Libreville, as anger boils over the country’s disputed presidential election.

Riots have erupted in Gabon’s capital Libreville, as anger boils over the country’s disputed presidential election.

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Gabon post-election crisis: Continued protests and reactions

Over a thousand people have been arrested during two days of post-election violence in Gabon after the announcement of the results for the 2016 presidential election.

Over a thousand people have been arrested during two days of post-election violence in Gabon after the announcement of the results for the 2016 presidential election.