Kenya Gets Forensic Lab to Help Fight Wildlife Crime

Kenya Gets Forensic Lab to Help Fight Wildlife Crime

Kenya opened a new forensic lab in May 2015, supported by foreign donors, in a bid to improve the country’s record in prosecuting wildlife crimes….

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‘African Village’ Tourist Center Planned for Victoria Falls

‘African Village’ Tourist Center Planned for Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe soon could approve construction of a large tourist center at Victoria Falls to cater to 120,000 visitors per year, officials said in June 2015….

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Morocco Takes Down Terror Cell

Morocco Takes Down Terror Cell

Morocco has dismantled a seven-member terrorist cell linked to ISIS that was planning to abduct and murder tourists, the Interior Ministry said. The suspects, whose…

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Peugeots to Roll Out of Moroccan Plant in 2019

Peugeots to Roll Out of Moroccan Plant in 2019

French automotive giant PSA Peugeot Citroen announced it will build a $632 million car factory in Morocco with an annual production capacity of 90,000 units….

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Kenyan Athletes Walk for Peace

Kenyan Athletes Walk for Peace

Top Kenyan athletes, including former world marathon record holders Wilson Kipsang and Tegla Loroupe, staged a 22-day “Walk for Peace” against ethnic violence. Cattle rustling…

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Mauritania Signs Historic Fishing Accord with EU

Mauritania Signs Historic Fishing Accord with EU

Mauritania and the European Union (EU) announced in July 2015 that they had signed a “win-win” fishing accord after 16 months of heated debate. The…

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Workers Complete Djibouti-Ethiopia Rail Line

Workers Complete Djibouti-Ethiopia Rail Line

Djibouti and Ethiopia have completed a railway linking their two capitals, with the hope that the link might eventually extend across the continent to West…

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Stargazing Tourists Flock to Africa’s Darkest Place

Stargazing Tourists Flock to Africa’s Darkest Place

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE The Namib Desert on Africa’s southwest coast is one of a number of remote “International Dark Sky Reserves” drawing stargazers in search of…

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Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan Deal Ends Nile Dispute

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan Deal Ends Nile Dispute

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Three African leaders have signed an initial deal to end a long-running dispute over the sharing of Nile waters and the building of…

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Sierra Leone Gives Malaria Pills to Millions in Ebola Fight

Sierra Leone Gives Malaria Pills to Millions in Ebola Fight

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Sierra Leone began a campaign in December 2014 to protect almost half the population from malaria, reducing the burden on clinics from people…

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