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With poachers now killing almost 11,000 a year for their ivory, urgent steps need to be be taken to stop the cull

Fuel theft leads to cut in ABG production target

African Barrick Gold cut its output target for the second time in three months yesterday, after it revealed a large-scale theft of fuel at a mine in Tanzania.

Buying up baby: Why are experts dragging their heels when it comes to cheap IVF?

Those who can afford it pay up to £10,000 for IVF, but a gentler technique, priced at just £174, could soon be available to all. So why are experts dragging their heels? Jeremy Laurance counts the real cost behind the fertility industry's pursuit of profit

Bomb trial delay as judge bars witness

The first civilian trial of a detainee from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was delayed yesterday after a judge told prosecutors they could not call their star witness to testify at the hearing in New York.

Trail of the unexpected: Tampere

From Miro to the Moomins, the Finnish city of Tampere is full of surprises, says Chris Leadbeater

Kenyan jailed for trying to sell albino in Tanzania

A Kenyan man has been sentenced to a total of 17 years in prison for trying to sell an albino man to witchdoctors in Tanzania, local media reported yesterday.

Can malaria be beaten?

The killer disease is back in the news. But the real story is how close we can come to eliminating its menace entirely, writes Jeremy Laurance

Climber, 82, sets new world record for Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro began forming in Africa's Great Rift Valley around a million years ago. George Solt, from Buckinghamshire, has not been around for quite as long as that, but at the age of 82, he has become the oldest man to climb the world's largest free-standing mountain.

Travel by numbers: Wildebeest

The great migration has started early this year. Tom Watts sizes up one of Africa's wild wonders...

RAK to sell East African assets

RAK Gas, a state utility of United Arab Emirate Ras Al Khaimah, has put its East African assets up for sale.

Robinho revels in double delight as Brazil stroll on

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Leading article: An inconveniently persistent truth

It has been hard work in recent times to get the world to take seriously the dangers posed by global warming. Those who have been persuaded, through misguided short-term self-interest, to deny the reality of climate change, have had succour from a number of sources.

The Last Banana: Dancing with the Watu, By Shelby Tucker

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Record heat recorded for Africa's greatest lake

Africa's deepest lake is warming at an "unprecedented" rate thanks to man-made climate change, scientists have warned. Lake Tanganyika, which stretches from Burundi and DR Congo on its northern shores to southern Tanzania and Zambia, is the second largest lake in the world by volume.

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