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Zoo under fire after starved camel goes viral

A zoo in Nigeria stands accused of animal cruelty after a photo of a frail-looking camel surfaced online. Tunde Sawyerr, said he was visiting the National Children's Park and Zoo in the capital city of Abuja when he spotted the animal."Before you put animals in a place, there are certain things to do. If there was any animal that stood out in terms of it being
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Governor in Tanzania vows mass arrests of LGBT

"I have received reports that there are so many homosexuals in our city, and these homosexuals, are advertising and selling their services on the internet," said the official, Paul Makonda."Therefore, I am announcing this to every citizen of Dar es Salaam. If you know any gays … report them to me," he told reporters in Swahili in a video from a Monday news conference that
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Kenya Airways makes historic nonstop US flight

(CNN) — Flights from Africa to across the globe are expanding more than ever thanks to more competition in the airline industry, with the latest milestone being the first direct flight from East Africa to the United States completed on Monday. Passengers on Kenya Airways' Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner took the historic 15-hour flight from Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta
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Nigerian army fire live rounds to disperse Shiite protesters

Violence broke out after hundreds of Shiite protesters threw stones at the soldiers and commuters at a checkpoint, as they marched into the city, eyewitnesses told CNN."We fled from our vehicle into the bush where we hid for three hours. From there, we could hear gunshots and see Shiite protesters taking their members who were shot away. There were also bodies lying on the
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Dogs can sniff out malaria parasites on your clothes

The animals were trained to identify whether someone was infected with malaria simply by sniffing their socks, according to the research, published Monday.Dogs have been trained to use smell to diagnose some forms of cancer and diabetes, and now, UK scientists have helped train two dogs to detect malaria parasites, aided by the British organization Medical Detection
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Ethiopia appoints its first female president

Sahle-Work, 69, has served since June as the United Nation's special representative to the African Union as an under-secretary-general. She also has held top diplomatic posts representing Ethiopia in France and Djibouti.Sahle-Work replaces Mulatu Teshome, who resigned the presidency Wednesday."In a patriarchal society such as ours, the appointment of a female head of
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Ethiopia’s president resigns amid Cabinet reshuffle

Teshome, 63, took office in 2013 and had often spoken for a more democratic and inclusive government in the Horn of Africa country, which has faced political upheaval and unrest for many years.The office of the Prime Minister leads Ethiopia's government and policy.Lawmakers in the upper and lower houses of the country's parliament will meet to consider
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Cameroon’s Paul Biya wins seventh term in office

The 85-year-old president won 71.3 percent of the vote, beating nine other candidates in an election marred by violence and low voter turnout.Biya was announced the winner of the tensely-contested election amid high-security presence in Yaounde and other major cities.Riot police and security personnel were deployed to major streets in Douala ahead of the