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Iraqi chimp moved to sanctuary in Kenya

Four-year-old Manno has had a gruelling start to life; wrenched from his mother as a baby, he was trafficked by profit-hungry organised criminals across continents, and has survived at least two war zones. Since 2013, the young chimpanzee had been resident at a private zoo in Dohuk, in the Kurdish...

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Gambia: Yahya Jammeh concedes loss to Adama Barrow

Yahya Jammeh, the longtime president of The Gambia, has conceded defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow, accepting that the people have “decided that I should take the back seat”. Jammeh, who came to power in 1994 as a 29-year-old army officer following a military coup, had won four previous polls....

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Yahya Jammeh loses to Adama Barrow in Gambia election

Yahya Jammeh, longtime ruler of The Gambia,┬áhas lost the presidential election to the opposition leader, according to the electoral commission. Adama Barrow’s victory in the West African country may bring to an end Jammeh’s 22-year rule. Jammeh, who came to power in 1994 as a 29-year-old army officer following a...

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South Sudan denies UN allegations of 'ethnic cleansing'

South Sudan President Salva Kiir┬ádenied allegations by the United Nations that ethnic cleansing in the country’s conflict is so bad that the stage is set for genocide. A UN commission on human rights in South Sudan said a steady process of ethnic cleansing was under way in the country, involving...

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Nigeria: 400,000 children at risk of famine

Fati Adamu has not seen three of her six children nor her husband since Boko Haram fighters attacked her hometown in northeast Nigeria in a hail of gunfire. Two years on, she is among thousands of refugees at the Bakassi camp in Maiduguri, the city worst hit by a seven-year-old...

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Fidel Castro's African legacy: Friendship and freedom

Fidel Castro was the enduring face and voice of a Cuban internationalism forged at the height of the Cold War and still widely misunderstood by the global North. In 1969, during a meeting with the Chilean foreign minister Gabriel Valdes, Henry Kissinger – who would later become the US secretary...

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Living with HIV: 'There is nothing to fear'

After losing his parents to Aids in 1992 Wilson Bukenya was adopted by his maternal aunt, who lived in Denmark. Today the 24-year-old is fit, healthy and studying political science. On International Aids Day, he tells us about his life with HIV. I was born with HIV in Uganda. Both...

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