Stories tagged: Africa
Fri., April 13, 2018, 11:05 a.m.
Battle to save Africa’s elephants is gaining some ground
A yearlong effort is underway to track 60 elephants in and around Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve, widely acknowledged as “ground zero” in the poaching that has decimated Africa’s elephants.
Sat., April 7, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Africa’s scientists encouraged to become the next Einstein
The Next Einstein Forum was held last month in Rwanda to encourage the development of young scientists across Africa. Organizers called it the largest-ever gathering of scientists on the continent.
Sat., March 24, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
Ammi Midstokke: Correspondence from the Serengeti
The sun is setting behind a cloud cover of blue hues as the greens and browns of the Serengeti fade to the monochrome of night. When the day loses color, …
UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 12:12 p.m.
Trump administrations words, deeds on Africa are colliding
U.S. words and deeds are colliding as Tillerson travels across Africa. On trade policy, HIV/AIDS and humanitarian aid, the United States at times seems at odds with itself, muddying efforts …
Fri., March 9, 2018, 1:20 p.m.
China floods Africa with needed dollars, stoking U.S. concern
From Djibouti to Ethiopia, Kenya to Egypt, the United States is sounding the alarm that the Chinese money flooding Africa comes with significant strings attached.
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Stone tools in India suggest earlier human exit from Africa
Just a week after scientists reported evidence that our species left Africa earlier than we thought, another discovery is suggesting the date might be pushed back further.
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Trump letter to African leaders: Tillerson to make 1st visit
President Donald Trump in a new letter to African leaders says he “deeply respects” the people of Africa and that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will make an “extended visit” …
Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 1:07 p.m.
Fossil shows modern humans left Africa earlier than thought
A fossil found in Israel indicates modern humans may have left Africa as much as 100,000 years earlier than previously thought.
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Pence defends Trump on disparaging comments about Africa
Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump on the president’s disparaging comments about immigrants from Africa and Haiti.
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 9:26 a.m.
Trump defends himself anew against charges that he is racist
President Donald Trump is defending himself anew against accusations that he is racist, this time after recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 11:24 a.m.
South Africa summons U.S. diplomat to explain Trump comment
South Africa summoned the United States’ senior diplomat in the capital Pretoria on Monday over President Donald Trump’s recent disparaging comments about African nations and Haiti.
Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Trump defends vulgar remarks while partly denying them
President Donald Trump offered a partial denial in public but privately defended his extraordinary remarks disparaging Haitians and African countries.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 4:03 p.m.
Trump partly denies, also defends vulgar immigrant comments
President Donald Trump on Friday offered a partial denial in public but privately defended his extraordinary remarks disparaging Haitians and African countries a day earlier. Trump said he was only …
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 7:55 a.m.
Africa startled by Trump’s sudden and vulgar attention
Africans were shocked on Friday to find President Donald Trump had finally taken an interest in their continent. But it wasn’t what people had hoped for.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
Spokane woman trains dogs in fight against poaching in Africa
Wagemann, an American Society of Canine Trainers instructor and University High School graduate, is coaching six Tanzanian handlers in charge of the dogs in the fight against the country’s poaching …
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
U.N. refugee chief urges the world to spend more on Africa
The world must do more to help millions of refugees across sub-Saharan Africa, which hosts more than a quarter of the world’s refugees, the United Nations said Tuesday.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
Trump reverses ban on importing elephants killed as trophies
The Trump administration said it will allow the importation of body parts of African elephants shot for sport, contending that enabling wealthy big-game hunters to kill them will aid the …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 9:46 a.m.
In Africa, LGBT rights activists worry about Trump impact
Defending LGBT rights can be dangerous in Africa, where many countries have laws against homosexuality. But in recent years activists have stepped out of the shadows, empowered by the support …
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Nigeria to start issuing visas on arrival for Africans: AU
Nigeria has decided to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans, the African Union said Friday, in a major step toward the goal of free movement on the continent.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
3 U.S. Army special operations commandos killed in Niger
Three U.S. Army special operations commandos and one “partner nation” member were killed in an attack in Niger’s southwest while the U.S. was providing assistance to security force counter-terror operations, …
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Merkel wants to work with African leaders on migration
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she wants to work more closely with Libya’s government to curtail illegal migration from Africa to Europe.
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 12:25 p.m.
Five killed in landslide in West African nation of Guinea
Authorities in the West African nation of Guinea say at least five people are dead after a landslide buried residents in a suburb of the capital.
Sat., July 1, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
In depths of Atlantic, a quest for diamonds
Deep beneath this frigid stretch of the Atlantic Ocean, some of the world’s most valuable diamonds are scattered like lost change.
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
U.N.: World population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050
India’s population is expected to surpass China’s in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
African rangers urge Hong Kong lawmakers to OK ivory ban
African park rangers urged Hong Kong lawmakers to approve a ban on ivory sales but warned that giving in to traders’ demands for compensation would fuel more elephant poaching.
Sat., May 27, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
Spain saves 157 migrants in 5 boats crossing from Africa
Spain’s maritime rescue service has saved 157 migrants from five small boats attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
20,000 flee latest fighting in Central African Republic
Gunmen looted humanitarian compounds as fighting gripped the Central African Republic town of Bria while more than 20,000 people have fled to a nearby U.N. peacekeeping base, authorities said Friday.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
West Africa scrambles to contain surge in militant attacks
West African nations are preparing to deploy a military force to counter a surge in ambushes and bombings by Islamist militants that more than 15,000 international troops have failed to …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 11:03 a.m.
New South Sudan fighting displaces 25,000 people
At least 25,000 people were displaced after fighting in the town of Kodok, according to a spokesman for the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders, one day after the top United …
UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Pentagon chief visits African nation home to key U.S. base
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday visited Djibouti to bolster ties with the tiny and impoverished African country that is home to an important base for U.S. counterterrorism forces, …