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JOHANNESBURG — The pangolin is described as the most heavily trafficked mammal in the world. The nocturnal, ant-eating animal got a much-needed boost Wednesday...

JOHANNESBURG — A medal-winning Paralympian from South Africa lost part of his right leg in a great white shark attack a decade ago. This...

CAIRO — Authorities at a maximum-security prison in the Egyptian capital routinely abuse political prisoners by cramming them into packed cells, cutting off access...

ALGIERS, Algeria — Prospects are dim for a deal among OPEC countries on Wednesday to freeze production and support oil prices, as disagreements persist...

BENGHAZI, Libya — A powerful Libyan general whose forces recently captured several key oil facilities has rejected a U.N.-brokered government and said the country...

UNITED NATIONS — The Sudanese government continues to violate sanctions imposed by the Security Council over their actions in Darfur, according to a U.N....

KAMPALA, Uganda — The U.N. ambulance carried an urgent patient: a local woman in labor. South Sudan government soldiers stopped the ambulance 15 times...

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A colleague says unidentified gunmen have shot dead a journalist in Somalia's capital. ...

LIBREVILLE, Gabon — Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba has been sworn in for a second seven-year term keeping his family's dynasty in place for...

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia has pushed back its upcoming presidential election by a month, sparking concern in the international community, which has called on...

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