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Poachers kill rare giant elephant in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  One of Africa’s oldest and largest elephants was killed by poachers in Kenya on Monday, according to a conservation group that protects the dwindling group of giant “tuskers”. Richard Moller of the Tsavo Trust told AFP that Satao II, named after another famed giant killed …

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Malaysia PM says citizens ‘effectively hostages’ in North Korea

North Korea bans Malaysians from leaving in Kim spat Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | AFP | North Korea on Tuesday banned Malaysians from leaving the country, prompting an immediate tit-for-tat response from Kuala Lumpur and dramatically escalating an already-heated diplomatic row over the murder of Kim Jong-Nam. Pyongyang’s extraordinary move, which …

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The Trump effect? Sweden reflects on its integration policy

Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | Donald Trump’s controversial statements linking immigration and crime in Sweden, a country idealised by some for its liberal values, have sparked the nation to weigh the successes and failures of its integration policy. Two days after the US president’s baffling remarks on Saturday in Florida, …

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Malawi sacks minister amid ‘maizegate’ graft probe

Blantyre, Malawi | AFP |  Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika on Wednesday fired the country’s agriculture minister who is alleged to have profited from a $35 million deal to import maize from Zambia. George Chaponda, seen as a close ally and potential successor of Mutharika, was dismissed from his post a …

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A tonne of ivory, hacked into pieces, seized in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Ugandan authorities have seized more than a tonne of ivory, chopped into small pieces and treated with a chemical intended to prevent it being detected, the national wildlife protection service said Monday. The haul was made in a Kampala suburb on Saturday, before it could …

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OPM cop remanded for infecting 15-year-old with HIV

A police officer attached to the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) detective Andrew Mugudde has been charged and remanded to Luzira Prison for defiling and infecting a 15 year-old girl with HIV. Mugudde appeared before Kampala City Hall Court grade one magistrate Beatrice Kainza and faced charges of aggravated …

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Drunk pilot arrested after fainting in cockpit

Montreal, Canada | AFP |  A Sunwing pilot was arrested Saturday after being found intoxicated in a plane he was about to maneuver out of Calgary airport in western Canada. The 37-year-old man was found drunk shortly after 7:00 am (1200 GMT) in the cockpit of the plane he was …

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