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African Donkeys Taken, Killed to Feed Chinese Demand

African Donkeys Taken, Killed to Feed Chinese Demand

Reading Time: 2 minutes THE ASSOCIATED PRESS J oseph Kamonjo Kariuki, 37, known in his Kenyan village as “Joseph of the Donkeys,” thinks three of his animals were victims…

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Southern White Rhino Could Save Nearly Extinct Relative

Southern White Rhino Could Save Nearly Extinct Relative

Reading Time: < 1 minute THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A southern white rhino that became pregnant through artificial insemination increases hopes that a nearly extinct close relative, the northern white rhino,…

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Kenyan Show Encourages Farming

Kenyan Show Encourages Farming

Reading Time: 2 minutes THE ASSOCIATED PRESS As a student, Leah Wangari imagined a glamorous life as a globe-trotting flight attendant, not toiling in dirt and manure. Born and…

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Morocco Launches First Surveillance Satellite

Morocco Launches First Surveillance Satellite

Reading Time: < 1 minute THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Morocco launched its first observation satellite, which will be used for military activities, border and coastline surveillance, and monitoring desertification. The Mohammed…

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U.N. Moves to Reform peacekeeping missions

U.N. Moves to Reform peacekeeping missions

Reading Time: 2 minutes THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The United Nations Security Council has backed reforms to reduce inefficiencies, corruption and abuse in far-flung peacekeeping operations. Although many peacekeeping missions…

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Joint Patrol Signals New Era in Mali

Joint Patrol Signals New Era in Mali

Reading Time: 2 minutes THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Malian Soldiers and former Tuareg rebels staged their first joint patrol in northern Mali, a key step in a 2015 peace agreement…

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Naval Exercise Turns Real When Tanker is Hijacked

Naval Exercise Turns Real When Tanker is Hijacked

Reading Time: 2 minutes THE ASSOCIATED PRESS What was supposed to be a naval training maneuver off the coast of West Africa turned into a rescue mission when pirates…

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Benin Joins Fight Against Boko Haram

Benin Joins Fight Against Boko Haram

Reading Time: < 1 minute THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Benin’s president vowed to contribute 800 troops to a regional force to combat the Nigeria-based Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. Thomas Boni…

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