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In Africa, Geneticists Are Hunting Poachers

Advertisement South African authorities long had eyes on Rogers Mukwena. They knew the former schoolteacher was wanted in Zimbabwe for poaching rhinoceroses and selling their horns, which can command hundreds of thousands of dollars. He’d jumped bail and fled to ...

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Gunmen Kill 13 in Restive Southern Region of Senegal

Gunmen Kill 13 in Restive Southern Region of Senegal

Advertisement DAKAR, Senegal — Gunmen in Senegal on Saturday killed at least 13 people who were gathering firewood in the forest, the military said. It was the worst attack in years in the restive Casamance region in the country’s south, ...

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South Africa Train Crash Kills at Least 14

Advertisement CAPE TOWN — A passenger train burst into flames on Thursday after striking two vehicles at a crossing in a remote part of central South Africa, killing at least 14 people and injuring more than 260, the authorities said. ...

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American Charged With Subversion in Zimbabwe Is Released

Advertisement HARARE, Zimbabwe — An American woman who was arrested in Zimbabwe in November over a tweet mocking Robert Mugabe, weeks before he was forced out as president, was set free on Thursday after state prosecutors failed to prepare their ...

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