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Elephant Poaching Deaths Reach Tipping Point in Africa
Offbeat  (tags: Study, Animals, Elephants, poaching deaths, Africa )

Ray
- 4 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.
Africa's 'Last Polar Bear' Wang, Dies in Zoo
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, last polar bear, sad news, dies, RIP )

Marie
- 9 days ago - theguardian.com
Wang, who from China in 1986, put down at Johannesburg zoo after suffering liver and heart failure, aged 30
Toto Africa Lyrics (High Quality Audio)
Offbeat  (tags: Toto, song, Africa, song, lyrics, video )

Marie
- 15 days ago - m.youtube.com
Toto, Africa, dedicated to all the African animals
A Lion Called Christian From Harrods - The Whole Documentary (Full Length)
Offbeat  (tags: London, Christian, lion, Harrods, wild, born fee, Africa, video )

Marie
- 39 days ago - m.youtube.com
Christian The Lion was a lion originally purchased by Australians John Rendall and Anthony "Ace" Bourke from Harrods department store of London, England, in 1969 and ultimately reintroduced to the African wild by conservationist George Adamson.
MI5 Accused of Complicity in Torture: UK Citizen 'Beaten' and 'Electrocuted' in Ethiopian Prison
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, Human rights, Intelligence, UK )

Ray
- 40 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.
Africa's Vulture Population in Jeopardy
Offbeat  (tags: Vultures. Jeopardy, Africa, poisoned, poachers, sad news )

Marie
- 57 days ago - theguardian.com
Conservationists warn biodiversity crisis could result from widespread illegal poisoning of carcasses by poachers
Genetically Modified 'Super Banana' to Be Tested on Americans
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, Australia, Food, GMO, Science, USA )

Ray
- 66 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
- 66 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
- 98 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
- 123 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
- 131 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
- 154 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."
Conservation Artist Carol Barrett's Work on Show
Offbeat  (tags: Conservationist, carol Barrett, art work, Africa, buffalo, cheetahs )

Marie
- 188 days ago - m.edinburghnews.scotsman.com
THE dugout canoe drifted gently along a stretch of the immense Okavanga Delta, one of Africa's cherished natural wonders and a haven for some of the most precious wildlife on Earth.
Africa's Last Polar Bear
Offbeat  (tags: Wang, Africa, sad news, polar bear, captivity, offbeat )

Marie
- 198 days ago - m.whio.com
A polar bear named Wang is the last of his species in Africa. His mate, Geebee died at Johannesburg Zoo in January after suffering a heart attack. According to the zoo's chief vet, Katja Koeppel, Wang has reacted by tearing up toys and grass.
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
- 257 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."
 

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