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Pregnancy of southern white rhino at US zoo could save subspecies

A southern white rhino at a California zoo has been impregnated through artificial insemination, researchers announced on Thursday, in what could prove a major step in saving a nearly extinct close relative.

A southern white rhino at a California zoo has been impregnated through artificial insemination, researchers announced on Thursday, in what could prove a major step in saving a nearly extinct close relative.

Pregnancy of southern white rhino at US zoo could save subspecies
Pregnancy of southern white rhino at US zoo could save subspecies

Pregnancy of southern white rhino at US zoo could save subspecies

A southern white rhino at a California zoo has been impregnated through artificial insemination, researchers announced on Thursday, in what could prove a major step in saving a nearly extinct close relative.

UN halts Sudan refugee resettlement after alleged fraud
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UN halts Sudan refugee resettlement after alleged fraud

The UN refugee agency said Thursday it is temporarily suspending its programme for the resettlement of refugees from Sudan after allegations of fraud emerged in the scheme.
Death toll from S.Africa listeria outbreak tops 200
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Death toll from S.Africa listeria outbreak tops 200

The death toll from the world’s worst-ever listeria outbreak in South Africa has risen to over 200, according to latest official statistics seen on Thursday.
Ebola spreads from rural to urban areas in the DRC
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Ebola spreads from rural to urban areas in the DRC

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread to a city, fuelling concern the deadly virus may prove tougher to contain.
Zambia musician ordered detained as he returns home
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Zambia musician ordered detained as he returns home

A Zambian court on Thursday ordered that a popular and controversial musician be detained a day after he returned home having fled the country early this year fearing for his life.
Sudan teen’s death penalty puts spotlight on women’s rights
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Sudan teen’s death penalty puts spotlight on women’s rights

When a Sudanese teenager was sentenced to death last week for killing her husband, who had allegedly raped her, activists knew that a new fight had begun for women’s rights in Sudan.
Burundians vote in referendum that could enable president to hang on to power
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Burundians vote in referendum that could enable president to hang on to power

Burundians voted Thursday in a referendum on constitutional reforms that, if passed, will shore up the power of President Pierre Nkurunziza and enable him to rule until 2034.
Ebola: Profile of a dreaded killer
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Ebola: Profile of a dreaded killer

A factfile on the deadly Ebola virus, which has broken out in remote northwest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and spread to a city, a development likely to complicate containment efforts.
Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia agree study of contentious Nile dam
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Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia agree study of contentious Nile dam

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have agreed to set up a scientific committee to study a dam Ethiopia is building on a tributary of the Nile, an Ethiopian minister said Thursday.
Fears mount as Ebola reported in DR Congo city
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Fears mount as Ebola reported in DR Congo city

An outbreak of Ebola in remote Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has spread to a city, health watchdogs said Thursday, sharpening fears that the deadly virus now posed a regional threat.
Burundians vote in referendum that could prolong president’s rule
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Burundians vote in referendum that could prolong president’s rule

Burundians voted Thursday in a referendum on constitutional reforms that, if passed, will shore up the power of President Pierre Nkurunziza and enable him to rule until 2034.
In Lagos, the ‘Venice of Africa’ fights for survival
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In Lagos, the ‘Venice of Africa’ fights for survival

Its nickname is the “Venice of Africa” but, other than its maze of narrow waterways where wooden boats glide, Makoko offers little similarity with the fabled canal city of Europe.
Burundians to vote in referendum to extend president’s rule
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Burundians to vote in referendum to extend president’s rule

Burundians vote Thursday in a referendum on constitutional reforms that are set to shore up the power of President Pierre Nkurunziza, enabling him to rule until 2034.
Senegal student’s death sparks fresh university clashes
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Senegal student’s death sparks fresh university clashes

Fresh clashes between protesters and police broke out at universities across Senegal on Wednesday, a day after a student was killed during a demonstration over late grant payments.
Ultras, Egypt’s hardcore Ahly fan group, disbands
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Ultras, Egypt’s hardcore Ahly fan group, disbands

Hardcore fans of Egyptian football giants Al Ahly announced Wednesday they are dismantling their group permanently, burning their banner on a video posted online.
Zambian activist arrested after fleeing over song
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Zambian activist arrested after fleeing over song

Zambian authorities on Wednesday arrested singer and activist Chama Fumba at Lusaka airport in a move condemned by Amnesty as a “shocking demonstration” of the government’s intolerance of criticism.
Careless Sundowns defending helps Barcelona triumph
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Careless Sundowns defending helps Barcelona triumph

Careless defending gifted European giants Barcelona two goals as they defeated South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 Wednesday in a friendly game to honour the late Nelson Mandela.
Ebola vaccine arrives in DR Congo amid outbreak
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Ebola vaccine arrives in DR Congo amid outbreak

Thousands of doses of Ebola vaccine arrived Wednesday in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is facing an outbreak of the deadly virus, the health ministry said.
Eight die in C.Africa clashes as UN force takes back Bambari
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Eight die in C.Africa clashes as UN force takes back Bambari

The UN mission in the Central African Republic said Wednesday it had taken back control of Bambari after several institutions in the central city were attacked, leaving eight dead.
WATCH: Malema lectures African leaders at PAP
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WATCH: Malema lectures African leaders at PAP

Malema took African leaders to task over a wide range of issues today at the Pan African Parliament.
From prison to power: leaders who served time
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From prison to power: leaders who served time

Anwar Ibrahim’s release from a Malaysian jail on Wednesday paves the way for him to become prime minister, a path from prison to power that has been trodden by some of the most famous leaders of the last century.
Soon screening near you? Blockchain tech premieres at Cannes
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Soon screening near you? Blockchain tech premieres at Cannes

Blockchain may not be the most glamorous new star at the Cannes festival but experts touting the technology say it will rock the world of film even if the red carpet crowd doesn’t know it yet.
S.Africa’s ousted Zuma poses problems for new president
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S.Africa’s ousted Zuma poses problems for new president

Three months ago, Jacob Zuma was ousted as president of South Africa, in a humiliating end to his nine-year rule.
Zimbabwe’s lack of property rights have cut down its economy
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Zimbabwe’s lack of property rights have cut down its economy

The new president has vowed to let 99-year leases on land become transferable.
Africa’s economic conditions are promising, says investment expert
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Africa’s economic conditions are promising, says investment expert

A strong demand for infrastructure is estimated to be worth about R2 trillion a year for the next decade.
AU Commission chair Mahamat condemns ‘disproportionate use of force’ by Israel
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AU Commission chair Mahamat condemns ‘disproportionate use of force’ by Israel

Mahamat reiterated the solidarity of the AU with the Palestinian people in their legitimate quest for an independent and sovereign state.