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Elephants Get a Reprieve as Price of Ivory Falls

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:42:59 GMT

Burning piles of elephant tusks at the Nairobi National Park in Kenya in 2016.China’s commitment to shut down its domestic ivory trade this year has helped depress demand for ivory.


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Ex-First Lady of Ivory Coast Found Not Guilty of War Crimes

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:28:10 GMT

Simone Gbagbo, the former first lady of Ivory Coast, in 2011. More than 3,000 people were killed after her husband, former President Laurent Gbagbo, refused to accept an election defeat in 2010.Simone Gbagbo was also acquitted of crimes against humanity in a trial that focused on her role in abuses that led to deaths after a 2010 election.


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‘Social Discontent’ Grips Ivory Coast as Economic Gains Pass Many By

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:50:09 GMT

A bazaar in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, in January. The fruits of the nation’s economic growth have not reached large parts of the population.Shaken by a mutiny and then a strike by 180,000 civil servants that closed schools, the West African nation looks for a way back.


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Bodies of 2 U.N. Researchers Are Found in a Shallow Grave in Congo

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 01:05:07 GMT

Michael Sharp, from Kansas, was described as “a very hard-nosed truth seeker” who loved gadgets.Michael Sharp of Kansas and Zaida Catalan, a Swede, were investigating a new rebellion in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


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