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Oscar Pistorius Trial: Murder Verdicts Ruled Out
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Trial, verdict, Oscar Pistorius, Africa )

Ray
- 44 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The judge in the Oscar Pistorius trial has ruled out all murder charges, but says he may still be guilty of culpable homicide (manslaughter).
'Exceptional' 232-Carat White Diamond Found in S.Africa
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, business, dimanonds, ethics, humans, interesting, society, unusual )

Caree
- 45 days ago - news.msn.com
A 232-carat white diamond worth as much as $20 million has been discovered at a South African mine famed for its big-gem finds. The stone is... of exceptional size and clarity, and is a magnificent example of the large, high quality diamonds for which the
Elephant Poaching Deaths Reach Tipping Point in Africa
Offbeat  (tags: Study, Animals, Elephants, poaching deaths, Africa )

Ray
- 67 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Africa's elephants have reached a tipping point: more are being killed each year than are being born, a study suggests.
MI5 Accused of Complicity in Torture: UK Citizen 'Beaten' and 'Electrocuted' in Ethiopian Prison
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, Human rights, Intelligence, UK )

Ray
- 104 days ago - rt.com
Britain's security and intelligence agencies are facing allegations of complicity in the ruthless torture of a British citizen covertly detained in a prison in Africa.
Genetically Modified 'Super Banana' to Be Tested on Americans
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, Australia, Food, GMO, Science, USA )

Ray
- 130 days ago - rt.com
A vitamin-enhanced 'super-banana' developed by scientists is to be tested on humans. The trials are to take place in the US over a six-week period. Researchers aim to start growing the fruit in Uganda by 2020.
Why Some People Want Facial Scars
Offbeat  (tags: tribal heritage, facial scars, Africa )

Ray
- 130 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Body marking has been used for centuries in parts of Africa to indicate a person's tribal heritage. It's becoming less common but some people still want to carry the marks of their ancestors. This article contains images which some might find disturbing.
Sudanese Muslim Woman Sentenced to Death for Christian Conversion
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, Court, Crime, Human rights, Law, Religion, Robert Bridge )

Ray
- 162 days ago - rt.com
A 27-year-old woman in Sudan has been sentenced to death for converting to Christianity from Islam, sparking protests in a country already hit with social strife.
UN: South Sudan Has One Month Left Before Worst Starvation in Recent African History
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, Conflict, Food, Military, Politics, UN, Violence, War )

Ray
- 187 days ago - rt.com
South Sudan - the world's youngest country, will face one of the most devastating famines to date in a matter of weeks, if radical action to alleviate widespread hunger isn't taken before the planting season, UN agencies have been saying in April reports.
The Soul Touching Story Of An Angry Panther Who Talked To A Human - VIDEO
Offbeat  (tags: AnimalWelfare, animals, animal communicator, animal whisperer, Africa, black leopard, panther, inspiring )

Evelyn
- 194 days ago - superstarmagazine.com
This animal whisperer proves to us that she can talk to animals and understand their needs and wants, including finding out about their past very accurately. It's completely mind blowing that what the panther told the animal whisperer
Monsanto's 'Healthier Environment' Ads Banned in South Africa
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, Health, Monsanto )

Ray
- 217 days ago - rt.com
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of South Africa has ordered biotech titan Monsanto to withdraw its ads on local radio in which the company boasts the supposed benefits of GM crops, including a "healthier environment" and "more food sustainably."
Video:Maya Angelou Gave a Beautiful Poetic Video Tribute
Offbeat  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, conflict, death, crime, ethics, freedoms, HumanRights, humanrights, media, society, world, arts, humans, interesting )

JL
- 321 days ago - youtube.com
"No sun outlasts its sunset, but will rise again and bring the dawn. Yes, Mandela's day is done. Yet we, his inheritors, will open the gates wider for reconciliation."
South Africa's 'Dirty Little Secret'
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, lions, Africa )

Cher
- 321 days ago - outlaw.org.za
It is 'guestimated' that there are today 8 times more lions on breeding farms as there are in the wild in South Africa. And that is this country's 'dirty little secret'!
Video:What One Thing Has Every Woman Of A Certain Age Done, According To Meryl Streep?
Offbeat  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, children, conflict, ethics, death, crime, freedoms, goodnews, GoodNews, HumanRights, humanrights, humans, interesting, politics, violence, world, usa, society, Refugees&Relief, middle-east, media, europe, c )

JL
- 332 days ago - upworthy.com
Victoria Fine It's pretty rare for one incredibly successful woman to vulnerably look up to another in public. Yet here we are. **watch to the end**
Photo in the News: Rare White Giraffe Spotted in Africa
Offbeat  (tags: rare, white, giraffe, africa, wildlife, wildanimals, National Geograpic, GoodNews )

BarbCat
- 408 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
He had only a ghost of a chance, but after more than a decade of searching, a wildlife researcher has captured proof of a white giraffe. In this photo released September 6, the unusual beast and its companions stroll through a wilderness preserve in the..
WATCH: INTERPOL Operation WENDI Helps Dismantle Ivory Trafficking in Africa
Offbeat  (tags: elephants, rhino's, ivory, poachers, police, IFAW, Africa, traffickers, threat )

Julie
- 457 days ago - ifaw.org
IFAW's - As part of an operation to dismantle networks of ivory and rhino horn traffickers in Central and West Africa. Named 'Operation WENDI' ongoing collaboration. Elephants face more threats today than ever before.
 

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