Can Drought-Proof Maize Save Zimbabwe’s Farmers?

Can Drought-Proof Maize Save Zimbabwe’s Farmers?

Researchers are betting that a new variety of maize can help farmers in Zimbabwe withstand increasing instances of drought. The International Maize and Wheat Improvement…

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Hong Kong Authorities Stop  Rhino Horn Smugglers

Hong Kong Authorities Stop Rhino Horn Smugglers

Airport authorities in Hong Kong arrested two men accused of smuggling a record number of rhino horns worth $1 million. The accused smugglers were headed…

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South African Surgeons Make History with 3D Printed Ear Implants

South African Surgeons Make History with 3D Printed Ear Implants

South African surgeons successfully performed the world’s first implant of middle-ear bones that used 3D printed components, a research university said. The technique “may be…

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Water Project Signals Hope for Malian Town

Water Project Signals Hope for Malian Town

The Malian military drilled a well to provide drinking water to schoolchildren in a town badly affected by extremism. The project in Menaka, near the…

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Chinese Officials Arrested on Bribery Charges in Kenya

Chinese Officials Arrested on Bribery Charges in Kenya

Kenyan authorities arrested seven officials with the China Road and Bridge Corp. and accused them of bribing investigators who had been examining railway finances, Kenya’s…

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U.S. Gives Command-and-Control Facility to Niger

U.S. Gives Command-and-Control Facility to Niger

The United States handed over a command-and-control facility and equipment to Niger to support its fight against terrorism. The $16.5 million node will integrate intelligence,…

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Women Pool Savings  to Invest in Cattle

Women Pool Savings to Invest in Cattle

For the women of a self-help group in Tuluroba, Kenya, the goal was simple: Use their combined savings to buy cattle, fatten them and sell…

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Ethiopia Allows Refugees to Work

Ethiopia Allows Refugees to Work

Ethiopia has passed a law giving almost 1 million refugees the right to work and live outside of camps, in a move praised for providing…

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Roving Cinema plays in Central Africa

Roving Cinema plays in Central Africa

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE A giant screen flickers to life in a remote village in the equatorial forest of the Central African Republic. About 200 villagers take…

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One-Fourth of Africans Now Online

One-Fourth of Africans Now Online

VOICE OF AMERICA For the first time, half of the global population — 3.9 billion people — is using the internet.  An International Telecommunication Union…

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