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  • Boko Haram causes a hunger crisis
    Boko Haram causing a hunger crisis
    Boko Haram violence has displaced thousands in northeast Nigeria. It has also spilled over into other countries, causing a hunger crisis in Cameroon, Niger and Chad.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is trying to provide aid for thousands displaced...
  • Africa meningitis belt
    Niger meningitis outbreak death toll tops 400, CDC issues travel advisory
    West Africa's largest nation continues to feel the devastation of a meningococcal disease epidemic, which according to the World Health Organization May 15, has killed more than 400 people. The officials tally since the beginning of the year...
  • The delights of Morocco
    Adventure in Morocco, cruise the Caribbean, getaway in Aspen
    This week’s travel deals include an adventure in Morocco, an exotic Caribbean cruise, and a great deal at the Westin in Aspen.Visit exotic Casablanca with an Encounters Travel vacation to Morocco, including round-trip airfare from New York...
  • In the treetops
    Gorilla my dreams: Romancing the jungles of Uganda
    When the silverback charged, I dropped to my knees, grateful that I had taken the time to read that Dian Fossey book back on the plane to Uganda. Never look an angry ape in the eye, the legendary gorilla tracker in the mist had advised repeatedly...
  • A black rhino
    First group of rescued Rhinos airlifted into Botswana sanctuary
    Poaching is a major issue in many parts of the world, but nowhere more than in many African nations. Animals like elephants and rhinos are killed by the hundreds and even thousands, driving their numbers to near extinction levels. In fact, several...
  • Bring Back Our Girls - Now what?
    The outcome of ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ – what now?
    There is a dilemma that has arisen concerning the “Bring Back Our Girls” plea for help and overall awareness. 214 of the 234 girls that were rescued in Nigeria, from Boko Haram, are now pregnant.On April 15, 2014, approximately 276...
  • Frans Cronje at Cato
    Poultry industry is trade-talk pawn of South African government, says analyst
    In the run-up to the recent introduction of bills in the U.S. Congress to reauthorize the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which has broad bipartisan support because of the benefits gained by both African and American economies, there...
  • Of miracles and mother's love in 'Chimpanzee'
    Of miracles and mother's love in 'Chimpanzee'
    Oscar is an adorable baby chimpanzee who is being raised by his mother, Isha, in the pristine beauty of Africa’s Ivory Coast rainforest. When an unexpected tragedy leaves Oscar orphaned and alone, his life is saved when Freddy, the leader of...
  • President Pierre Nkurunziza
    Students seek refuge, thousands flee, as Burundi deteriorates
    The unrest in Burundi is continuing to deteriorate, prompting hundreds of students to seek refuge at the United States embassy there. The university in the capital city of Bujumbura was closed on April 30 following increasing protests and...
  • WFP brings food aid to South Sudan
    Oxfam warns about South Sudan crisis
    The charity Oxfam is warning that South Sudan has reached a breaking point as conflict and a collapsed economy take their toll. A severe hunger crisis could threaten over 3 million people by June.The war between the government and opposition...
  • Muslims will outnumber Christians by 2050
    Muslims will outnumber Christians by 2050
    While the world is not noticing, Muslims will nearly equal the number of Christians by the year 2050 it was reported Monday by Pew Research. Christianity will remain the world's largest religious group in the coming decades, but Islam will...
  • Refugees await their fate after arriving
    Boat carrying refugees capsizes in the Mediterranean, hundreds feared dead
    A boat carrying hundreds of refugees from war torn countries such as Libya capsized in the Mediterranean Sea on its way to Europe on Sunday. Only 28 survivors and another 24 bodies were recovered, leaving hundreds more unaccounted for and likely...
  • Yes! Toto is back
    Yes! Toto is back
    With a touch of Vintage Toto, and a lot of 2015 update in production, Toto is back with a new album and a new tour. The Examiner interviewed the original bass player for Toto, David Hungate, who is going on tour with them from start to finish....
  • KLM offering flash fares sale to Africa from Los Angeles and more
    KLM offering flash fares sale to Africa from Los Angeles and more
    From today through April 20, 2015 you can grab a Business Class seat on a KLM flight to Africa, from Los Angeles, for just $3,899 (and up). That’s about as good it gets for a flight to that part of the world where once there you can take in...
  • Things to do to BBOG
    What to do about 'Bring Back Our Girls'
    Some people have been wondering what they could do to help the girls from Africa. Being thousands of miles away from the area, it seems impossible to even hope that something could be done by us here in the United States.Well, take a look at the...
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