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To Sate Chinaâ€™s Demand, African Donkeys Are Stolen and Skinned
A gelatin made from donkey hides is prized as a traditional Chinese remedy. Now slaughterhouses have opened in Africa, and domestic animals are disappearing from villages.
At Least 15 U.N. Peacekeepers Are Killed in Congo
The killings of peacekeepers from Tanzania on Thursday night was one of the deadliest assaults against the organizationâ€™s forces.
Hunt Elephants to Save Them? Some Countries See No Other Choice
In some African nations, trophy hunting has provided funds needed to preserve endangered species. In other countries, the business has decimated animal populations.
Wild and Captive Chimpanzees Share Personality Traits With Humans
A new study confirms early research by Jane Goodall, who first attributed such traits to chimps about 60 years ago.
Gut Bacteria Can Fluctuate With the Seasons
The discovery, in a study of hunter-gatherers in Africa, eventually may help scientists learn how modern diets have affected health.
Stitching Together Forests Can Help Save Species, Study Finds
As the worldâ€™s forests are carved up by roads and farms, the animals in them are vanishing. A simple fix may help.
Crusader Who Saved Elephants From Poachers Is Shot Dead in Tanzania
Wayne Lotter, who helped found an organization to combat poaching and the ivory trade, was killed when two men opened the door to his car and one of them shot him.
Only Six Nations Have Evaluated Readiness for Global Pandemic
A World Bank-sponsored study found that wealthy countries Finland, Saudi Arabia and the United States and poor nations Eritrea, Pakistan and Tanzania had gone through assessments.
Living Another Day, Thanks to Grandparents Who Couldnâ€™t Sleep
Age-related changes in sleep patterns may have helped early humans survive by ensuring at least one person was always alert to nighttime threats.
Tanzania Bus Crash Kills 35, Including 32 Schoolchildren
The victims were on a trip to another school when the vehicle they were in plunged into a ravine in the northern tourist region of Arusha on Saturday.
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