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A record 1,020 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, the government said Nov. 20, scuppering multiple efforts by authorities to curb the slaughter of the endangered species.
KANO, Nigeria - Agence France-Presse
Boko Haram on Monday claimed the abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in northern Nigeria that has triggered international outrage, threatening to sell them as "slaves".
JUBA - Agence France-Presse
The UN's top human rights official arrived in South Sudan on Monday, officials said, amid an increase in global concern over the country's civil war and a wave of atrocities.
At least seven people were killed, among them a prominent Somali official, in a bomb attack by Shebab rebels in the centre of the capital Mogadishu near the Turkish embassy
PRETORIA - Agence France-Presse
South Africa marked two decades of multi-racial democracy on Sunday, still feeling the loss of Nelson Mandela and in sombre mood just 10 days before elections
LAGOS - The Associated Press
Scores of girls and young women kidnapped from a school in Nigeria are being forced to marry their Islamic extremist abductors, a civil society group reported Wednesday.
BEIRUT - Agence France-Presse
Lebanon's parliament failed to elect a new president on Wednesday, with no candidate securing the two-thirds of the vote needed to win and many lawmakers leaving their ballots blank.
BANGUI / ANKARA
Turkish FM Ahmet Davutoğlu will pay a visit to the crisis-torn Central African Republic (CAR) April 28 as part of a fact-finding mission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation
Rebel gunmen in South Sudan massacred "hundreds" of civilians in ethnic killings when they captured the oil town of Bentiu last week, the UN said Monday
TRIPOLI - Agence France-Presse
The speaker of Libya's General National Congress confirmed Ahmed Miitig as the country's prime minister Monday
NAIROBI - Reuters
South Sudan sent troops to secure a United Nations base after armed civilians fired on displaced tribespeople sheltering there, in an attack that killed at least 48
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