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Canadian feds pays $180,000 for mining watchdog that isn't there

Last year, the Harper government spent over $180,000 to run the office of a counsellor of corporate social responsibility for the Canadian mining industry. There's only one problem: There is no corporate social responsibility counselor.

Tanzania bans witchdoctors to stem grisly albino murders

Arusha - Tanzania has banned witchdoctors to try and stem a surge in murders of albinos, whose body parts are sold for witchcraft, officials said Wednesday.

Cheetah uses GoPro as chew toy when cameraman gets too close

Dodoma - An inquisitive cheetah turned into a cameraman's dream come true when the big cat playfully swiped the man's GoPro camera away from him. Boris von Schoenebeck was used to watching two of the big cats climb on his jeep while he filmed in the Serengeti.

Four held in Tanzania over albino girl kidnapping

Arusha - Police in Tanzania said Wednesday they have arrested four people over the kidnapping of an albino girl in the north of the country, where many are killed and their body parts sold as lucky charms.

Tanzania president vows never to expel Maasai

Dar Es Salaam - Tanzania's president has vowed never to evict the Maasai people from their traditional lands, which activists claimed were threatened by plans for a hunting reserve for the wealthy.

Tanzania threat to 'evict' 40,000 for hunting park: campaigners

Dar Es Salaam - Tanzania will evict thousands of members of the Maasai community from their traditional lands if it goes ahead with plans to create a hunting park, campaigners claimed Tuesday.

Two suspected 'witches' hacked to death in Tanzania

Arusha - Two Tanzanian women were hacked to death by men who accused them of casting spells that made them sexually impotent, police said Friday, in the latest killings of alleged "witches".

GlaxoSmithKline asks for regulatory approval of malaria vaccine

Researchers at GlaxoSmithKline believe they have finally developed an effective vaccine for Malaria. Now they need government approval to finish and deploy the latest version.

Attacks hit Tanzania and Kenya tourist sites

Arusha - Tanzania and Kenya were targeted in separate attacks in key tourist sites in the east African nations, police said Tuesday, the latest in a series of bombings and gun battles scaring off foreign visitors.

Rwanda genocide court upholds 30-year sentence for ex-army chief

Arusha - The UN court for Rwanda upheld a 30-year jail term for former army chief Augustin Bizimungu on Monday for his role in the 1994 genocide during which he called for the murder of minority Tutsis.

Creating safe water for Tanzania

Scientists have developed a solar filtration system, designed to produce high-quality drinking water from polluted brackish water, for regions in Tanzania. The filter effectively separates undesired substances, bacteria, and viruses.

Poaching could wipe out Tanzanian elephants in 7 years: group

Dar Es Salaam - Poachers are slaughtering Tanzania's elephants for their ivory at such alarming rates that the population could be completely wiped out in just seven years, conservationists told a conference Friday.

Ocala Heart Institute: Saving lives at home and abroad Special

Each year approximately 1.1 million Americans have a heart attack. For approximately 515,000, myocardial infarction means death. (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)

Video: Pelican films captivating bird's-eye view with a GoPro

For centuries, humans have been fascinated by the flight capability of birds. Now, with the help of a GoPro camera and pelican tour guide, that bird's-eye view can be seen on video.

Bomb blasts at Zanzibar cathedral and tourist bar

Zanzibar - Two homemade bombs exploded Monday on the popular Indian Ocean tourist island of Zanzibar, but with no casualties, police said, in the latest in a series of attacks."Investigations are ongoing to find out details of the blasts and the motive behind the...

Bomb blasts hit Zanzibar cathedral and tourist bar

Zanzibar - Two homemade bombs exploded Monday on the popular Indian Ocean tourist island of Zanzibar, but with no casualties, police said, in the latest in a series of attacks."Investigations are ongoing to find out details of the blasts and the motive behind th...

Better coffee from biodiversity

Coffee plants grown around Mount Kilimanjaro produce more coffee beans of a better quality if they are surrounded by diverse plant and animal communities, according to a new study.

Kampango — African catfish takes parental devotion to extremes

Parental catfish of Lake Malawi feed and care for their young in a way similar to birds. Both parents defend the nest and the female sheds unfertilized eggs which are eaten by the catfish young. Another fish species takes advantage of this unusual trait.

Rebel group in Congo surrenders after UN force attacks

Kinshasa - After the deployment of the first peace-making force raised by the UN, the Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) to aid the Congolese Army, the M23 rebel group, which has kept the North Kivu province in turmoil, has begun to surrender.

GiveDirectly charity provides free cash to extreme poor in Kenya

Sending money directly to the poorest of poor in Kenya through their cellphones or is a dream come true ... for many. A charity called GiveDirectly has begun doing that very thing, giving struggling people in Kenya some help with no-strings attached.
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