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33 rescued lions arrive in South Africa in airlift
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The roars of lions filled the cargo section of Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport Saturday evening as 33 lions rescued from South American circuses landed in South Africa where they will be released into a bush sanctuary for big cats....

South Africa: Opposition leader warns president to step down
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Fiery South African opposition politician Julius Malema told 40,000 cheering supporters that President Jacob Zuma should step down before the army turns on him because of the corruption allegations against him....

Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement by this East African country against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species....

Kenya's president sets fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory in dramatic statement against poaching
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's president sets fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory in dramatic statement against poaching....

South Sudan: 32 kidnapped Ethiopian children recovered
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- Authorities in South Sudan said they have recovered 32 of the 125 Ethiopian children who the Ethiopian government said were abducted from its Gambela region two weeks ago during a deadly cattle raid blamed on a South Sudanese militia....

Kenya police: 7 confirmed dead in building collapse
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Police in Nairobi say that seven people have been confirmed dead in the collapse of a residential building in a low-income area of the capital....

UN urges return to full operation of Western Sahara mission
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council called Friday for the urgent return of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the disputed Western Sahara to its full operation, a rebuke to Morocco which expelled most of the mission's civilian staff to protest a perceived slight by the U.N. secretary-general....

20 Egyptians get life in prison over 2013 storming of jail
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court has sentenced 20 people to life in prison for storming a prison in the Suez Canal city of Port Said in January 2013....

Egypt tries to divert eyes to citizen who died in London
CAIRO (AP) -- Under scrutiny in Europe over its handling of investigations into the torture death of an Italian student in Cairo, Egyptian authorities sought to deflect attention Thursday toward the fate of a British-Egyptian man who died in a London fire....

Rights group says Egypt arrested nearly 400 over protests
CAIRO (AP) -- An international rights group says Egyptian police arrested at least 382 people in the days leading up to and during April 25 protests in Cairo against a government decision to hand over control of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia....