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Algaculture helps to diversify fishermen's income
Birisoa has been in the sea for two hours. The water reaches his waist level, but he does not seem to mind. A member of the "Vezo" tribe, an ethnic group of fishermen from southwestern Madagascar, Birisoa is very familiar with the ocean.
 
The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic said Friday it has received new allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation by U.N. and non-U.N. forces as well as civilians.
 
Defending Nigeria's last elephants from poachers
For years, blacksmith Hashimu Abdullahi was making guns for ivory poachers and hunters invading the Yankari Game Reserve, one of the last wildlife areas home to elephants in Nigeria.
 
Congo strongman Denis Sassou Nguesso was on Thursday declared the winner of presidential elections, extending his 32 years in power in a vote the opposition says was marked by "massive fraud."
 
Democratic Republic of Congo's foreign minister said the government has set a goal of cutting the 20,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force in the country in half by the end of the year -- a much more drastic cut than the 1,700-member reduction recommended by the U.N. secretary-general.
 
Niger president scores landslide victory in boycotted run-off poll
Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou secured 92 percent of the vote in a controversial run-off ballot boycotted by the opposition, according to official results released Tuesday.
 
The United Nations said Tuesday it has closed a military liaison office in the disputed Western Sahara after Morocco gave the U.N. observers there 72 hours to leave to protest remarks by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
 
DRCongo former leader found guilty of war crimes: Int'l Criminal Court
Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba was Monday found guilty of a ruthless campaign of widespread rapes and killings by his private army in the Central African Republic (CAR), in a landmark war crimes verdict.
 
Talon wins Benin presidential race as Zinsou concedes defeat
Businessman Patrice Talon won the second round of Benin's presidential election on Sunday, his adversary and incumbent Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou told AFP before the release of official results.
 
Roads pushing lions out of Kenya park: expert
A leading Kenyan wildlife expert has said the noise from road construction is scaring lions out of Nairobi National Park and could lead to the death of people or the lions.
 
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