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A new United Nations report estimates that roughly 3,000 great apes are taken from the wild every year as part of an illegal international trade that is growing increasingly sophisticated. The report, “Stolen Apes,” calls for greater law...
Tags: United Nations
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — The film festival crowd had filled the last seats in the Cine Neerwaya and, when there was no room left, sat four abreast in the aisles. The opening credits hardly dimmed the buzz in the theater; for those who missed a...
Through the collaboration and sponsorship of Blissfest Music Organization, Petoskey Middle School and Petoskey District Library, Dunuya Drum and Dance will be giving a workshop for the Petoskey Middle School seventh-grade social studies classes on...
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The stakes are high for France: the lives of four French children, their parents, a relative and nine other French hostages being held by Al Qaeda-linked militants in Nigeria and Mali. But France, entrenched in a war in...
Tags: Pakistan, Kidnapping, Entertainment, United Nations, Polio
Our Town CorrespondentDrummer Bryan Fazio and West African dancer Becky Bickford are hosting two separate workshops at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center in the month of March. The workshops are scheduled to take place March 2, with “Blissful Drumming” set for 1 to 3...
SAO PAULO, Brazil — After a few hours, you sink into a pleasant trance. Time no longer matters. You stop checking your phone, if it hasn't already lost its charge. You're comfortable. Your mind settles into the little there is to do — think,...
firstname.lastname@example.orgSTANFORD — Students at Stanford Elementary School were treated to a very musical black-history event Friday afternoon. The gymnasium was packed out at the end of the school day for "From Africa to America," a special two-man show tracing the roots...
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- An extremist splinter group Monday claimed responsibility for the weekend kidnapping of seven foreigners in northern Nigeria. The group, Ansaru, broke away from the Islamist insurgent organization Boko Haram, which has been...
French troops backing a Mali government campaign to retake the northern half of the country from Islamic militants have been cheered as liberators since their convoys rolled into historic Timbuktu this week and hundreds of paratroopers dropped from the...
Tags: United Nations, Muammar Gaddafi, Francois Hollande, Libya, Mali
This post has been updated and corrected. Please see the notes below.As the Malian military tried to retake the storied city of Timbuktu from Islamic extremists, scholars feared for the fate of ancient artifacts and mosques that testify to its historic grandeur. Timbuktu has been threatened for months: The city was...
SEGOU, Mali — French and Malian forces on Saturday drove Al Qaeda-linked Islamists out of a key city in northern Mali, a major advance in France’s campaign against insurgents in the West African nation. The French military in Paris announced...
Tags: Rebellions, Armed Forces, Mali, Al-Qaeda, France
Algerian forces claimed a decisive victory this weekend over al-Qaida-affiliated Islamist militants who took over a giant natural gas plant near the country's border with Mali last week and threatened to kill hostages and blow up the facility. But the...
Tags: Rebellions, Coup d'Etat, Muammar Gaddafi, Algeria, Libya
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