Monthly Archives: January 2019

Uganda Seizes Ivory Smuggled in Timbers

KAMPALA, UGANDA Ugandan authorities have confiscated roughly 750 pieces of ivory and thousands of pangolin scales trucked into the East African country from northern neighbor South Sudan.

Authorities announced the seizure Thursday, saying that two …

Sudan’s President Says Elections Only Means of Political Change

CAIRO As protesters demonstrated in parts of the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on Thursday, President Omar al-Bashir visited the northeastern state of Kassala, announcing that the border between neighboring Eritrea and Sudan would be reopened, …

Death Toll Reaches 11 as US Suffers Record Cold

Officials say as many as 11 people in the United States have died this week due to record-low winter temperatures that have made even quick trips outside dangerous and could cause frostbite within minutes.

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US Says Airstrike Kills 24 Al-Shabab Extremists in Somalia

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA The United States military says it has killed 24 al-Shabab extremists with an airstrike in Somalia.

The U.S. Africa Command says the airstrike was carried out on Wednesday near an extremist camp …

WHO: Cervical Cancer Preventable, Can Be Eliminated

GENEVA Ahead of World Cancer Day (February 4), the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for accelerated action to eliminate cervical cancer, a preventable disease that kills more than 300,000 women every year.

Cervical cancer …