The measure to prevent elephant extinction in the country is barely five years old, but appears to already be nearing its expiry date as locals grow frustrated with a spike in the animals' numbers.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Zimbabwe's Central Bank Governor John Mangudya announced a new national currency and its abandonment of Zimbabwe bond notes, a temporary currency, whose value had been equated with that of the US dollar for the past decade, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Kenyan Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Macharia Kamau stated on Saturday, as cited by the AP news agency, that Lt. General (Rtd) Lucas Tumbo, the country's ambassador to Somalia, has been recalled due to the alleged land seizure.
A 28-year-old Taiwanese university lecturer had hearts racing after a photo of her standing in a black mini-dress at the front of her class went viral.
US forces conducted airstrikes against al-Qaeda targets in the Libyan town of Ubari, a spokesman for Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) said in a statement Wednesday night.
While the Libyan National Army (LNA) and the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) are trying to maintain control over the country's largest oil field, there are signs emerging that the US, which is eying developments on the ground, may try to meddle in the 2019 Libyan elections, High Council of State member Adel Karamaus told Sputnik.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 14 people have died in a stampede during the rally that Muhammadu Buhari, the incumbent Nigerian president, held ahead of the upcoming general elections, in the southern Nigerian state of Rivers, Kem Daniel-Elebiga, public relations officer at a local hospital, said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States is urging all parties in Zimbabwe to join in a credible national dialogue mediated by a neutral third party, US Department of State spokesperson Robert Palladino said in a statement on Tuesday.
For the first time in a century, a rare melanistic leopard, commonly called a “black panther,” has been photographed in Kenya. While common in subspecies native to tropical forests, on the open savannah they are very rare.
ADDIS ABABA (Sputnik) - The African Union (AU) has requested the AU Commission to make effort to organize presidential and parliamentary elections in Libya in October, the AU said in a communique, released on Tuesday, following the two-day 32nd AU Summit, which was held in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Three people have been killed and another 10 suffered injuries after a helicopter belonging to the Ethiopian military crashed on Saturday while travelling from the Sudanese city of Kadugli to the disputed Abyei area, as part of the United Nations' peacekeeping mission, the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) said.
The US military’s onslaught of airstrikes in Somalia “aren’t going to defeat al-Shabab,” the head of US Africa Command (AFRICOM) told the Senate on Thursday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik), Sofya Grebenkina - A peace agreement between the authorities and armed groups of the Central African Republic (CAR), reached in Sudan's capital of Khartoum, was signed in Bangui by all the participants in the peace talks on Wednesday, Smail Chergui, the peace and security commissioner of the African Union, told Sputnik.
MOSCOW (Sputnik), Sofya Grebenkina - Nelson Chamisa, the president of Zimbabwe's main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), has rejected the invitation of President Emmerson Mnangagwa to participate in a national dialogue, Dr. Nkululeko Sibanda, the presidential spokesman for the party's president, told Sputnik on Wednesday.
In June 2016 an Eritrean man was arrested in Sudan and extradited to Italy after intelligence from Britain's GCHQ and the National Crime Agency suggested he was a human trafficking kingpin, nicknamed "The General."
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has promised access to electricity, education and healthcare after weeks of demonstrations against his rule. But Sputnik spoke to Amjad Farid, from the Sudan Change Now campaign, about the people's yearning for freedom in the giant African nation.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Members of the Support Egypt pro-government coalition have suggested introducing changes to the Egyptian constitution, which would envisage, in particular, the creation of an upper house of the parliament and the establishment of a vice president post, Middle East News Agency reported.
The issue of farm land has been a hot-button issue in South Africa, where racial disparities still persist in land ownership 25 years after the end of apartheid. A new constitutional amendment is intended to take land away from the white minority and hand it over to the black majority, a move some analysts say could have dire economic implications.
With a stunning new find, Egypt has recently reinvigorated global interest in its former status as an archaeological mecca after suffering through a painful uprising in 2011.
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