South African sea snails under threat from surge in poaching -report
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South African sea snails under threat from surge in poaching -report

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Poverty and crime in South Africa are driving a surge in the…

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Rights body and UN say Eritrea detains ex-minister who wrote critical books
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Rights body and UN say Eritrea detains ex-minister who wrote critical books

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Eritrea has arrested a former minister who wrote books critical of the…

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Italian priest kidnapped overnight near Niger's southern border
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Italian priest kidnapped overnight near Niger's southern border

NIAMEY (Reuters) – An Italian priest was kidnapped on Monday in south Niger, near the…

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Zimbabwe opposition lawmakers walk out of Mnangagwa address
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Zimbabwe opposition lawmakers walk out of Mnangagwa address

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwean opposition lawmakers walked out of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s state of the…

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Donors halt aid to Zambian social-welfare scheme over alleged misuse
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Donors halt aid to Zambian social-welfare scheme over alleged misuse

LUSAKA (Reuters) – Britain and Finland have frozen funding to Zambia on suspicion that $4…

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South Africa's highest court gives green light to private use of cannabis
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South Africa's highest court gives green light to private use of cannabis

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s highest court on Tuesday allowed the private use of marijuana,…

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Italy judge set to give first ruling in Nigeria oil graft case
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Italy judge set to give first ruling in Nigeria oil graft case

MILAN (Reuters) – Oil majors Shell and Eni will be carefully monitoring a first ruling…

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Former trader facing deportation from UK gets temporary reprieve
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Former trader facing deportation from UK gets temporary reprieve

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Kweku Adoboli, a former UBS trader jailed for a $2.25 billion fraud,…

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Germany, Algeria to work more closely on deportations of asylum seekers, Merkel says
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Germany, Algeria to work more closely on deportations of asylum seekers, Merkel says

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Germany and Algeria want to find ways to speed up the repatriation…

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Burundi threatens to quit UN Human Rights Council, sue critics
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Burundi threatens to quit UN Human Rights Council, sue critics

GENEVA (Reuters) – Burundi, beset by accusations of crimes sagainst humanity, threatened on Monday to…

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