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Scientists just realized there's more than one kind of giraffe
Biologists found out there are actually four different giraffe species instead of just one.
17 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Giraffe Mammal Species Africa Lion Giraffes Somali Giraffe Difference
South Sudan faces 'unprecedented' level of hunger, UN says
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The United Nations says hunger in South Sudan has reached "unprecedented" levels, with nearly 5 million people suffering from severe food insecurity.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Africa African American American Civil War Sudan Civil war United States Politics of Sudan Southern United States
Nigeria's fight against ill-health and malnutrition
If we can put forward a state and non-state collaboration we can stop the risk of famine in the country.
458 points by Al Jazeera English | Internally displaced person Refugee Nigeria Vaccination Africa AIDS Hausa language Chad
Toronto Facetime: Amma Asante on Race, and ‘A United Kingdom’
London-born director Amma Asante, the daughter of Ghanaian immigrants, has tackled racism in all three of her features:  “A Way of Life” (2004), “Belle” (2013) and her third Toronto world premiere, the interracial relationship drama “A United Kingdom.” She talked to Variety about making the transition from child actor to helmer and her very personal... Read more »
35 points by Variety | Africa Actor Sub-Saharan Africa Thought Aerosmith Debut albums Colony Film director
One Day, I Will: Youth imagine their futures
Vincent Tremeau photographed children and adolescent across the continent as part of his project One Day, I Will project. The striking images portray the children and youths dressed up in the outfits of the adults they want to become. The photos highlight the vulnerability and energy of today's youth and how they can shape the future.
138 points by CNN | Democratic Republic of the Congo Central African Republic Republic of the Congo Sudan Cameroon Africa Republic Central Africa
Gabon justice minister resigns over Bongo re-election
Seraphin Moundoung resigns over government's failure to organise recount as President Bongo's win touches off riots.
473 points by Al Jazeera English | New Zealand France Africa President Ali Bongo Ondimba Gabon Idriss Déby Welfare state
Study: There are four giraffe species, not one
Brooks HaysFRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- New genetic analysis suggests divergent populations of giraffes comprise four unique species.
20 points by UPI | Giraffe Giraffes Species United Press International Africa Mammal William Randolph Hearst International News Service
Post editorial: End the appetite for ivory
Africa’s elephant population is plummeting, and the world’s appetite for their tusks is almost certainly why. Governments in Africa and elsewhere have not done enough to shut down the demand for and supply of ivory. They must be bolder.Conservationists have been worried about the situation for years...
2 points by Concord Monitor | Elephant Africa Ivory Continent Lion Tusk Sudan Colonialism
Geo Quiz: Slovakia, the Seychelles, Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta
The Puerto Rico Trench contains the deepest known part of which ocean?
2 points by The Denver Post | Atlantic Ocean Indian Ocean Europe Canada Africa Saint Lawrence River United States United Kingdom
Prostitution 'easiest way out' for Zambia's drought-stricken farmers
LUSAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Repeated failed crops caused by worsening drought have forced Christine Mwenda, a small-scale farmer in Zambia's central Mumbwa region, to do what was previously unthinkable.
32 points by Reuters | Zambia Agriculture Thomson Reuters AIDS Reuters Sexually transmitted disease Africa Southern Africa
How can food security in Africa be achieved?
A new major report on agricultural productivity has documented success stories in a number of African countries.
1017 points by Al Jazeera English | Food security Agriculture Food and Agriculture Organization Poverty Africa Green Revolution United Nations Investment
Link seen between Russia and Libyan commander Haftar: U.S. general
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of U.S. forces in Africa told reporters on Friday there was an "undeniable" link between Russia and powerful Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, underscoring U.S. concerns about Moscow's deepening role in Libya.
-1 points by Reuters | Russia Muammar al-Gaddafi United States Soviet Union Libya Reuters Africa Thomson Reuters
Angola floods kill 11, cause widespread destruciton
Deadly floods after heavy rainfall in the north of the country have left thousands homeless.
-1 points by Al Jazeera English | Water Angola Luanda Africa Weather Water crisis Namibia Rain
Belgian police stop suspected car-ramming attack in Antwerp
A person has been detained in Antwerp, Belgium, after he was believed to be attempting to drive his car into a busy shopping street at high speed, according to police. Read Full Article at
-1 points by Russia Today | Prosecutor English-language films Judge Africa Antwerp Constable Nuclear weapon Prosecution
Car bomb in Somalia kills at least 30
Allen ConeFeb. 19 (UPI) -- A car bomb exploded at a market in Mogadishu, Somalia, killing at least 30 people and injuring more than 50 Sunday, police and hospital officials said.
1 points by UPI | Africa Attack United Press International Somalia Attack! African Union Nuclear weapon Terrorism
Barrow to be officially sworn in as Gambia's president
Thousands will attend ceremony in the capital Banjul to witness the first democratic transfer of power in the country.
2437 points by Al Jazeera English | The Gambia Africa West Africa United States Equatorial Guinea Forced disappearance Force Yahya Jammeh
Exploring the world's digital future
What countries or region will lead the next wave of innovation?
12 points by Al Jazeera English | United Arab Emirates Middle East Africa Cisco Systems History of the Internet Egypt North Africa Israel
Man, 43, found shot in Austin
A 43-year-old man was found shot Saturday night in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
6 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Mount Sinai Mount Sinai School of Medicine Mount Sinai Hospital Africa Mammal Mount Sinai
Silver: NBA will keep eye on state's inclusion policies
The NBA is continuing to monitor how states are handling laws regarding the protections of transgender people         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | New York Knicks Chicago Bulls Madison Square Garden Africa Major League Baseball All-Star Game NBA All-Star Game National Football League National Basketball Association
Gambian President Adama Barrow officially inaugurated after standoff
Eric DuVallFeb. 18 (UPI) -- Gambian President Adama Barrow formally took the oath of office on home soil Saturday after a tense weeks-long standoff with the nation's former president.
4 points by UPI | The Gambia Yahya Jammeh Africa United Press International President of the United States Senegal Oath of office United States
Nearly 500 African migrants storm border
Nearly 500 African migrants pushed their way across the border fence Friday morning from Morocco into the Spanish enclave of Ceuta, one of two Spanish enclaves in North Africa, a Spanish police source told CNN.
308 points by CNN | Spain Africa Morocco Melilla Spanish language Ceuta Sub-Saharan Africa Spanish Morocco
Gambia's new president pledges fresh start, economic reform
BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambia's President Adama Barrow vowed on Saturday to revive the country's faltering economy with sweeping reforms as he sought to draw a line under the erratic 22-year rule of his predecessor.
-2 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters The Gambia Africa West Africa Yahya Jammeh News agency News
Adama Barrow sworn in on home soil as president
World leaders and supporters celebrate president's inauguration, marking end to tense standoff with predecessor Jammeh.
5488 points by Al Jazeera English | The Gambia Africa Ghana Economic Community of West African States West Africa Senegal Fula people Yahya Jammeh
Central Florida zoo welcomes arrival of rare baby antelope
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Zoo-goers in central Florida can get a look at a rare baby antelope.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Africa Zoo North Africa Egypt Sudan Libya Desertification Sub-Saharan Africa
In Somalia, famine is looming and families with no food or water are leaving their land
JOHANNESBURG — In Somalia, the farm animals are dying. The water holes have dried up. The crops have failed.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Malnutrition Famine Kenya Somalia Sudan Horn of Africa Drought Africa
Rice 360 Institute for Global Health named finalist for $100 million grant
On Wednesday, the MacArthur Foundation announced that the Rice 360 Institute for Global Health is one of eight finalists for a $100 million grant. The 360 group has been working for more than a decade to help improve the survival outcome of babies born in Africa by improving neonatal technology in hospitals. 
72 points by The Houston Chronicle | Africa Sub-Saharan Africa Malaria Infant North Africa Pediatrics Neonatal intensive care unit AIDS
MacArthur names 8 semifinalists for $100 million grant
The eight semifinalists in the MacArthur Foundation’s $100 million grant challenge want to change the way orphanages work, educate refugee children, provide virtual access to medical specialists and deliver digital access to millions more books. Those are among the solutions proposed in the Chicago-based...
76 points by Chicago Tribune | Ethiopia Carter Center Onchocerciasis MacArthur Fellows Program Internet Archive John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Genius Africa
How to tackle repetitive droughts in the Horn of Africa
Investing in localised initiatives to mitigate drought can help the continent to break the cyclic nature of disasters.
1002 points by Al Jazeera English | Africa Drought Kenya Food security Food and Agriculture Organization Sudan African Union Poverty
Moroccan pragmatism: A new chapter for Western Sahara
Morocco is better positioned than ever to protect its interests in Western Sahara after returning to the African Union.
1339 points by Al Jazeera English | Morocco Africa Western Sahara African Union Algeria Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Arabic language Polisario Front
Swiss voters accept new citizenship rules
Voters decide to make it easier for third-generation immigrants to become citizens, according to official results.
5820 points by Al Jazeera English | Minaret Swiss People's Party Nationalism Mosque Islam Switzerland Africa Ethiopia
Bill Gates: It's going to be OK
Despite widespread global problems like hunger and malaria, Bill Gates has an optimistic outlook on the planet's future -- along with a few ideas on how to make it even better. In this video series, CNN meets the men and women bringing those ideas to life.
2498 points by CNN | Poverty Bill Gates Death Africa Star Trek: The Next Generation Names of large numbers David Cayley
Egypt Risks Middle-Class Ire as Cost of Living Soars
The cost of living in Egypt accelerated to its highest level this decade due to a weaker currency and slashed state assistance, escalating concerns about the economic health of the Arab world’s most populous nation.
131 points by The Wall Street Journal | Sudan Egypt Arab World Israel Inflation Africa United Arab Emirates Middle East
Berlinale: ‘Felicite’ Director and Cast Talk About the Realities of Working in Africa
The Berlinale spotlight shone on African cinema on Saturday with the premiere of Senegalese filmmaker Alain Gomis’ Kinshasa-based drama “Félicité.” The film centers on a strongly independent and passionate singer in the Congolese capital who is forced to raise money for her son’s operation after he has an accident. While grateful for the opportunity to... Read more »
49 points by Variety | Africa Film director Democratic Republic of the Congo Film Movie theater Actor Cinematography French language
Kenya's High Court rules against government plan to close the world's biggest refugee camp
Kenya’s High Court on Thursday overturned a government order to close the world’s biggest refugee camp, home to more than 300,000 Somali refugees, including some who have lived there more than 20 years. The Kenyan government announced in 2015 it would close the Dadaab refugee camp, sending many...
36 points by Los Angeles Times | Kenya Somalia Ethiopia Somali people African Union Africa Nairobi Sudan
Highlighted Letter: Trump’s not helping
I come from the human rights school of politics, meaning that politics should be a means to provide a voice to the voiceless (“Trump’s ban of refugees, travel from seven Muslim nations sparks chaos, protests,” Jan. 29). That’s in contrast to President Trump.He will not stand up for the most disadvantaged people in our society and the world — such as the homeless, the impoverished, the powerless and the bullied. He will not aid those who have been denied rights and power.— Jonathan A. Melle, Amherst, N.H.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Human rights Africa Poverty United Nations Homelessness Meaning of life Religion 2003 singles
EU should invest in development, not security in Africa
The EU must espouse a transnational approach with a clear development agenda that replaces its current security policy.
213 points by Al Jazeera English | Africa Sub-Saharan Africa European Union Sahara Europe Libya North Africa Niger
Somalia's al-Shabab kills four in Puntland hotel attack
Two fighters also killed after targeting hotel in rare attack in the capital of the northern semi-autonomous region.
1710 points by Al Jazeera English | Puntland Somalia Attack African Union Bosaso Reuters Sanaag Africa
David Oyelowo gets surprise visit from president of Botswana
The president came to see them while they were filming in the African country.
904 points by New York Post | Seretse Khama Ruth Williams Khama Africa Head of state President of the United States United States England Cancer deaths in Botswana
Madonna granted permission to adopt twins from Malawi: report
Madonna's family might be getting bigger, after all.
5 points by Daily News | Madonna Malawi Raising Malawi Africa Guy Ritchie Like a Prayer
Rugby star who died from ALS 'broke the mold'
Joost van der Westhuizen finally lost his brave battle with a body-wasting disease, but his powerful legacy lives on in modern rugby.
260 points by CNN | 1995 Rugby World Cup Lou Gehrig South Africa national rugby union team Joost van der Westhuizen Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Pretoria Africa 1999 Rugby World Cup
Special forces soldiers open fire in Ivory Coast town
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Angry elite soldiers fired their weapons for hours and blocked roads in the Ivory Coast town of Adiake on Tuesday, prompting the government to send a high-ranking delegation to calm the latest unrest in the…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Côte d'Ivoire Ghana Alassane Ouattara Military Departments of Côte d'Ivoire West Africa Africa
Forget Atlantis: 'Lost continent' found under Mauritius
Forget Atlantis. Scientists have uncovered evidence of an ancient “lost continent” under the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius, accord...       
-2 points by USA Today | Continent Indian Ocean Africa Ocean Madagascar Atlantic Ocean Pacific Ocean South America
Minister dodges question on whether UK troops could fight in South Sudan to protect aid
Britain’s development minister has refused to confirm whether 400 troops being deployed to Sudan will be used as a protection force to secure aid deliveries. Read Full Article at
186 points by Russia Today | Sudan Africa Southern Sudan Politics of Sudan Force United Kingdom United Nations History of Sudan
Revisiting Yahya Jammeh
In 2007, we travelled to The Gambia to meet then-President Yahya Jammeh, who claimed he could personally cure Aids.
284 points by Al Jazeera English | The Gambia Yahya Jammeh Africa Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction Al Jazeera
Can drones make it rain? Nevada officials upbeat on cloud-seeding prospects
Local drone officials say they expect to make major strides with cloud-seeding operations within the next few weeks.
26 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Air traffic control Federal Aviation Administration North Africa Africa Middle East Sub-Saharan Africa Air safety Alberto Santos-Dumont
Urban Chamber looks to strengthen ties between Nevada, Africa
The Las Vegas Urban Chamber of Commerce is ready for business with Africa, after completing a trade mission to Namibia and South Africa.
28 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Economics Commerce Business South Africa Poverty Stock exchange Management Africa
Refugees head to Cleveland after court overturns President Trump's immigration ban
A court order on February 3 that overturned President Donald Trump's ban on immigration has paved the way for refugee families from Iraq and Syria to resume their flights to Cleveland. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Two refugee families from Iraq and Syria are due to arrive in Cleveland on Thursday in the wake of a court order that overturned President Donald Trump's ban on immigration from seven Middle Eastern and North African countries. Another refugee family from Burundi in East Africa is to fly here February 13. Additionally, Morteza Shakeri of Stow said his wife, Mansoureh Shasti, and their year-old daughter Kiana, will be flying into the Akron-Canton Airport tonight, following a week of uncertainty about their return following a visit to Iran. Danielle Drake, community relations manager for the US Together resettlement agency here, said a Syrian family that was scheduled to come to Cleveland on January 31 from a refugee camp in Turkey, had to postpone plans when Trump issued the immigration ban on January 27. However, with the recent court order, the family of two parents and four children, ages 6 through 15, will be arriving at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Thursday night. Another family - a mother and three children from Iraq -- also will arrive here that night. Drake said housing previously rented for the Syrian family is still available, and she is confident that homes for the other families also will be secured. Morteza Shakeri said his wife and daughter were in Iran to visit family, then flew to Canada to get a visa she needed to re-enter the U.S. She discovered the status of that visa was uncertain, after Trump signed his executive order, and spent the past week in Canada in visa limbo. The couple have been in the U.S. for six years on student visas. She is studying physics at Kent State University; he has a Masters degree from the University of Akron and works as a civil engineer in Canton. "I'm so excited. To be honest, I want to cry," Morteza Shakeri said in a phone interview with The Plain Dealer on Monday. He said his wife was told the visa was ready for her this morning, and was a little nervous as she passed through the security gate at the airport. But now, "we are just happy and looking forward to seeing each other again," he added. Shakeri believes the court order overturning the ban "absolutely" had everything to do with the visa being expedited. The Trump administration has said it will seek an emergency order to overturn the decision and restore the original executive action. Consequently, Drake said refugee resettlement efforts are "kind-of in a mode of getting whoever we can get here now, who has gone through all the vetting, and is packed ready to go. We're going to try to get them here while we still have a legal foot to stand on. "We're very excited. I'm trying to stay cautiously optimistic," she added. "Unfortunately, I think our battle is not over." Other area families previously affected by the ban are still awaiting reunions here. These include Syrian immigrant Abdul Terkawi, hoping to reunite with his wife and four children; Felix Tunnganwee, who is trying to bring his two children from Africa to Cleveland; and Malwila Jossy Kasole, who is seeking a reunion with his 14-year-old son, also from Africa.
675 points by The Plain Dealer | Donald Trump Africa Elaine Benes Immigration Family Ivana Trump President of the United States Ohio
AFCON 2017: Cameroon beats Egypt to lift African title
Vincent Aboubakar scores stunning late winner, helping Cameroon to claim fifth African Cup of Nations football triumph.
5944 points by Al Jazeera English | Africa Cup of Nations Samuel Eto'o Cameroon national football team Africa 2008 Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon Algeria national football team Egypt national football team
Morocco will never recognise W Sahara: deputy FM
Nasser Bourita says Rabat will never change stance that Western Sahara is an integral part of its territory.
96 points by Al Jazeera English | Western Sahara Algeria Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Polisario Front Morocco African Union Africa Sahrawi people
Big hopes for the New Gambia
What is next for Africa's newest democracy?
3540 points by Al Jazeera English | Africa The Gambia African Union West Africa Human rights Ghana Economic Community of West African States Nigeria