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Saved circus lions head to SA sanctuary

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Many of the lions have been mutilated in captivity: some are declawed and have broken teeth More than 30 lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru are to be flown to a sanctuary in South Africa. The group organising the return, ...

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Malawi’s albinos ‘face extinction’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UN expert on albinism says people with the condition are seen as a form of income Malawi’s estimated 10,000 albinos face “extinction” if they continue to be murdered for their body parts for use in witchcraft, ...

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Zuma should face corruption case

Image copyright Reuters Image caption This is the latest legal blow for South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma South Africa’s President Zuma should face corruption charges over a 1999 arms deal, the High Court has ruled. The charges were dropped just weeks before ...

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Saved circus lions head to SA sanctuary

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Many of the lions have been mutilated in captivity: some are declawed and have broken teeth More than 30 lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru are to be flown to a sanctuary in South Africa. The group organising the return, ...

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Kenyan call to stamp out ivory trade

Image copyright AP Image caption Kenya will incinerate almost all its confiscated ivory President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya has urged an end to Africa’s illegal ivory trade, saying it means death for elephants and death for tourism. He is hosting a summit of African ...

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SA corruption case blow for Zuma

Image copyright Reuters Image caption This is the latest legal blow for South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma South Africa’s High Court has ruled that a decision to drop 783 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma should be reviewed. The charges were ...

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VIDEO: Kenya’s elephant poaching problem

Kenya is making efforts to reduce elephant poaching and eradicate the illegal ivory trade. But smuggling ivory is still lucrative – with demand from China fuelling supply – and elephants across Africa remain at great risk. Alastair Leithead reports from Kenya.

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VIDEO: South African rugby’s race struggle

Rugby is among four sports banned by the South African government from hosting international tournaments for failing to create enough opportunities for black players. The move could prevent the country from bidding for the 2023 Rugby World cup. Karen Allen reports. Article ...

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VIDEO: Crowds greet Papa Wemba’s body

Fans and mourners have gathered to welcome the body of Papa Wemba to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The singer died after collapsing on stage at a music festival in Ivory Coast on Sunday. Ben Bland reports. Article source: ...

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VIDEO: Zambia crash families still want closure

In 1993 a military plane carrying Zambia’s national football team crashed off the coast of Gabon, killing all on board. Each year their families gather in Lusaka’s Heroes’ Acre, but 23 years on they are still waiting for closure. Kennedy Gondwe reports. ...

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