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My Other Children, the Orphan Gorillas of Virunga
Offbeat  (tags: Orphaned, Animal, Humans, Africa )

Ray
- 13 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Park ranger Andre Bauma has been taking care of orphaned mountain gorillas at Virunga, Africa's oldest national park, for the past seven years, and he says he loves them as if they were his own children.
40,000 Kenyans Accuse Britain of Abuse and Torture in Second Mau Mau Law Suit
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, Clashes, Conflict, Court, Crime, Human rights, UK )

Ray
- 22 days ago - rt.com
Over 41,000 Kenyans have waged an attempt to sue the British government for compensation, alleging maltreatment and physical abuse during a Mau Mau uprising in the 1950s against UK colonial rule.
2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, interesting, off-beat, world, Africa )

Zora
- 30 days ago - theguardian.com
The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2014 competition have been announced at London's Natural History Museum.
Oscar Pistorius Given Five Years for Reeva Steenkamp Death
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Oscar Pistorius, Sentencing, Africa )

Ray
- 30 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Judge Thokozile Masipa hands down the sentence, South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been given five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Dallas Damage Control: Ebola-Positive Man Possibly Infected 10 in Texas
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, Biology, Ecology, Health, Obama, Robert Bridge, USA )

Ray
- 47 days ago - rt.com
US health officials are monitoring 10 quarantined people who had contact with a Liberian man infected by the deadly Ebola virus. The individuals are being checked regularly as medical officials play down the risk of an outbreak.
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Murder Verdicts Ruled Out
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Trial, verdict, Oscar Pistorius, Africa )

Ray
- 71 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
- 71 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
- 94 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
- 131 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
- 156 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
- 157 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
- 189 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
- 214 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
- 221 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
- 244 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."
 

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