2,000 tusks aflame in large burn of poached wildlife goods
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2,000 tusks aflame in large burn of poached wildlife goods

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Some 2,000 illegally trafficked elephant tusks and hundreds of finished ivory products erupted in a ball of fire Tuesday as Cameroonian authorities conducted what was believed to be one of the largest burnings of poached wildlife goods in African history. Setting the pyre aflame in a sandy square in Cameroon’s capital, … Continue reading

Suicide bomber in Niger kills at least 7 people
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Suicide bomber in Niger kills at least 7 people

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A suspected Islamic extremist in southeastern Niger detonated his explosives when confronted by a policeman Sunday morning, killing the officer and at least six civilians in a town targeted numerous times by jihadists this year. There was no immediate claim of responsibility though suspicion fell upon Boko Haram, the Nigeria-based extremist … Continue reading