Tanzania has seized ivory tusks equivalent to killing at least 117 elephants, its tourism minister said, part of its drive to stamp out organised criminal networks involved in years of industrial-scale poaching.
Tanzania seizes ivory tusks equivalent to 117 elephants killed
Egyptian security forces have killed six militants of a terror outfit in the African country, the interior ministry says.
Security forces kill six militants in shootout in central Egypt: Ministry
Pope Francis urged the people of Mozambique on Thursday to nurture their hard-earned peace and strive to provide equal opportunities for all so as not to slip back into civil war.
Nurture peace and make it last, Pope tells post-war Mozambique
The youngest son of Egypt’s former president, Mohamed Mursi, died on Wednesday from a heart attack, his brother and a family lawyer told Reuters, 2-1/2 months after his father’s death from similar causes.
Youngest son of Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mursi dies
A United Nations rapporteur condemned Nigeria’s brutal crackdown on the country’s Islamic Movement in Nigeria and its leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and urged the African country to stop extrajudicial killings by its security forces.
UN condemns Abuja’s brutal crackdown on Islamic Movement in Nigeria
Tunisian presidential candidates began campaigning on Monday for the Sept. 15 election against a backdrop of economic troubles and a militant shooting that underlined the challenges facing the only democracy to emerge from the anti-government protests that started in several Arab states in 2011.
Tunisian candidates start presidential campaigns
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has pledged continued support for the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s army fighting an array of militias.
UN chief vows continued support for DR Congo’s army
Bashir tells court Saudi crown prince gave him $25m
A Sudanese judge formally indicted former president Omar al-Bashir on charges of possessing illicit foreign currency and corruption on Saturday.
Sudan's ex-president charged with corruption, holding illicit foreign currency
Nigeria’s plan to spend less on food by restricting access to dollars for importers could have the opposite effect by threatening food supplies and pushing up prices.
Nigeria’s food prices may rise even faster on dollar ban

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