JOHANNESBURG: Africa’s elephant population has suffered its worst drop in 25 years, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said Sunday, blaming the plummeting numbers on poaching.
KARACHI: A penumbral lunar eclipse, the last this year, was sighted on Friday night in Pakistan along with Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and West Pacific Island.
DAR EL SALAAM: At least 11 people were killed and around 100 injured in Tanzania’s Bukoba district when an earthquake hit the country on Saturday, a district police chief told AFP.
HONOLULU: The world’s largest gorillas have been pushed to the brink of extinction by a surge of illegal hunting in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and are now critically endangered, officials said Sunday.
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA: HIV/AIDS remains the leading cause of death among Africans aged between 10 and 19, UNICEF chief Anthony Lake said Monday at the start of a major international conference on the virus.
MAPUTO: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday kicked off a four-nation tour of Africa, as India scrambles to catch up with its Asian rival China’s strong presence on the continent.
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: The US President Barack Obama is likely to reveal today (Friday) the number of civilians killed in several US military and CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa since he took oath as the president.
JOHANNESBURG: Now that Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s wealthiest woman, has been named head of Angola’s oil company she could soon be headed for more power — but this time in politics, experts say.
STRASBOURG, FRANCE: More than 10,000 people have died crossing the Mediterranean to Europe since 2014, the UN said Tuesday, as the EU unveiled fresh plans to stem the migrant flow from Africa.
Action movie star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had a real-life adventure in Africa when he was on a safari vehicle that was charged by an elephant.