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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…

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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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Bongo declared president-elect of Gabon with 49.80%, Ping polled 48.16%

Incumbent president Ali Bongo Ondimba has been declared winner of Gabon's presidential election after polling 49.80% of the votes while his main opponent, Jean Ping polled 48.23 %.

Incumbent president Ali Bongo Ondimba has been declared winner of Gabon's presidential election after polling 49.80% of the votes while his main opponent, Jean Ping polled 48.23 %.

Sport

Kenya disbands Olympic committee over Rio performance

Kenya has disbanded its National Olympics Committee because of “alleged mismanagement” of the national team during the Rio Games. Sports Cabinet

Kenya has disbanded its National Olympics Committee because of “alleged mismanagement” of the national team during the Rio Games. Sports Cabinet

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Feyisa Lilesa fears for his life after Ethiopian government protest

Ethiopia will not bar runner Feyisa Lilesa from entering the country after he made an anti-government gesture upon finishing second in the Olympic marathon on Sunday, according to a government…

Ethiopia will not bar runner Feyisa Lilesa from entering the country after he made an anti-government gesture upon finishing second in the Olympic marathon on Sunday, according to a government…

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Islamic extremist pleads guilty in The Hague

Malian citizen Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi’s trial in the International Criminal Court in The Hague is a legal first.

Malian citizen Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi’s trial in the International Criminal Court in The Hague is a legal first.

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Police break up bank protest in Zimbabwe

Memories are still fresh of 2008 when inflation hit 500 billion percent, wiping out people's pensions and savings.

Memories are still fresh of 2008 when inflation hit 500 billion percent, wiping out people's pensions and savings.

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South Sudan: one year since peace deal

One year to the day since the signing of the peace agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and there is renewed tension between the two warring factions in South…

One year to the day since the signing of the peace agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and there is renewed tension between the two warring factions in South…

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Kenya and UN work to change a refugee camp into a settlement

Refugees in Kenya who have fled the fighting in South Sudan are being given a chance to become self sufficient under a new initiative from the government and the UNHCR.

Refugees in Kenya who have fled the fighting in South Sudan are being given a chance to become self sufficient under a new initiative from the government and the UNHCR.

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[Photos] The African passport with 5 language inscriptions

The passport are currently issued to Heads of States and diplomats and is believed to have high security features. The first recepients were Chairperson of the African Union, Idris Deby Itno and Rwand

The passport are currently issued to Heads of States and diplomats and is believed to have high security features. The first recepients were Chairperson of the African Union, Idris Deby Itno and Rwand

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African passport launched, Idris Deby & Paul Kagame get first copies

The African passport has finally been launched and the first two copies issued at the 27th African Union (AU) summit in the Rwandan capital, Kigali.

The African passport has finally been launched and the first two copies issued at the 27th African Union (AU) summit in the Rwandan capital, Kigali.

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Sudan's al-Bashir in Rwanda for summit, despite ICC arrest warrant

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir on Saturday arrived in Rwanda for an African Union (AU) summit, defying an international warrant for his arrest by the International Criminal Court…

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir on Saturday arrived in Rwanda for an African Union (AU) summit, defying an international warrant for his arrest by the International Criminal Court…

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UN calls for calm following deadly clashes in South Sudan capital

Fears are growing of a return to civil war in South Sudan after renewed fighting between forces loyal to the country’s president and vice president.

Fears are growing of a return to civil war in South Sudan after renewed fighting between forces loyal to the country’s president and vice president.

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Gunbattles erupt in South Sudan's capital

Gunbattles erupted in South Sudan on its fifth independence anniversary and as peace talks were underway in the capital Juba.

Gunbattles erupted in South Sudan on its fifth independence anniversary and as peace talks were underway in the capital Juba.

Culture

21 Africans receive Queen Elizabeth's 'Young Leaders Award'

A total of 21 young Africans were awarded by Queen Elizabeth II as part of the second edition of the Queen's ''Young Leaders Award.''

A total of 21 young Africans were awarded by Queen Elizabeth II as part of the second edition of the Queen's ''Young Leaders Award.''

Culture

Capturing wildlife on Art Safari

A group of safari artists have the privilege to create a still life of the fastest land animal, the cheetah, at the Na an Kuse Game Reserve, Namibia.

A group of safari artists have the privilege to create a still life of the fastest land animal, the cheetah, at the Na an Kuse Game Reserve, Namibia.

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Growing for growth: Senegal bets big on agriculture

Senegal has a climate to die for when it comes to growing food, and with enough water and the right investments could become an African ricebasket. The government is doing its best to ensure Senegal f

Senegal has a climate to die for when it comes to growing food, and with enough water and the right investments could become an African ricebasket. The government is doing its best to ensure Senegal f

Business

IMF sub-Saharan Africa 2016 outlook sees weaker growth

The IMF says 2016 will be another difficult year for sub-Saharan Africa because of factors including the steep decline in commodity prices, the Ebola outbreak and drought.

The IMF says 2016 will be another difficult year for sub-Saharan Africa because of factors including the steep decline in commodity prices, the Ebola outbreak and drought.

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Interview: Africanews's Naqwor Kwabla on another migrant tragedy

Up to 500 migrants may have drowned in the Mediterranean last week when human traffickers crammed people onto an already overcrowded ship, causing it

Up to 500 migrants may have drowned in the Mediterranean last week when human traffickers crammed people onto an already overcrowded ship, causing it

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Africanews launches to 7 million homes across Africa

Africanews, the sister network of euronews, launched from the Republic of the Congo on Wednesday (April 20). Africanews aims to give Africa its

Africanews, the sister network of euronews, launched from the Republic of the Congo on Wednesday (April 20). Africanews aims to give Africa its