AP Investigation: Game hunting in northern Tanzania threatens East Africa’s most famous parks

LOLIONDO GAME CONTROL AREA, Tanzania: March 4, 2002 (AP) _ At a dirt airstrip in rural Tanzania, a desert camouflaged cargo plane from the United Arab Emirates air force taxis up to pallets stacked with large coolers full of game meat, the harvest of a successful hunting season. As Tanzanian immigration and customs officials fill […]

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Festival of the Dhow Countries celebrates Zanzibar as a cultural crossroads

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania, July 12, 2001 (AP) _ Sitting under the stars in an 18th-century Arab fort, Zanzibaris wearing colorful African cloth, Indian saris, long Arabic robes or blue jeans are watching movies: first, a documentary about a guitarist from Mali, then a feature film from India. In an adjoining courtyard, an orchestra playing taraab music […]

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Nomads Bear Brunt of East African Drought, but How to Help Them?

KAJIADO, Kenya (AP) _ Where there should be green waves of grass, there is only gray dirt and dead roots. Where there should be cattle, there are only donkeys, carrying jugs of water and bags of corn marked “Gift of Japan.” East Africa’s worst drought in 40 years is causing pain throughout Kenya, but no […]

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The Forgotten War

Peace talks to end one of the world’s oldest civil wars collapsed in Nairobi, Kenya, last July. On the same day, rebels and aid workers in southern Sudan reported that the Government’s sole bomber had dropped a shell that spewed a green gas. Within a week, doctors said, hundreds of people were seriously ill. Elsewhere […]

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Rwanda rebuilds after genocide, brings together killers and victims.

MAYANGE, Rwanda – The late afternoon sun gleams off the tin roofs of this small farming village, as neighbors Xavier Nemeye and Cecile Mukagasana watch their children play tag around the banana trees. The two friends were born here and share much of Mayange’s daily life. They talk every day, pray at the same church […]

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Seeing Germany’s Psyche through its Architecture

NEW YORK(AP) _ Rarely does a nation have the chance to rebuild its capital and adopt a new image. But even more rarely has such a project exhumed as many ghosts as the German government’s planned return to Berlin. Home of the Prussian and Nazi empires and divided for more than 30 years by the […]

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