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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

Michael McCarthy: This is no forecast. Climate change is here and now

You can look at the warming of Lake Tanganyika as a geographical and scientific curiosity; but you're probably wiser to look at it with a considerable sense of foreboding.

Press handouts can save the lives of children

Western subsidies help Tanzanian reporters expose health risks to babies and fight against Aids, says Kevin Rafter

Pulis: I'll miss Cup final if we get there

Tony Pulis has a mountain to climb – and for once the phrase does not refer to the Stoke City manager's prospects of winning at Chelsea in today's FA Cup quarter-final, or his chances of convincing a London crowd his side are more than simply muscular hackers.

Britons held hostage by Somali pirates speak of torment

A British couple held hostage by Somali pirates spoke last night of the mutual torment of their separation as their wedding anniversary approaches.

Campaigners challenge BAE plea bargain decision

Serious Fraud Office director Richard Alderman faced a High Court challenge today over his decision to agree a plea bargain with BAE Systems.

US contract loss torpedoes BAE profits

Defence giant BAE Systems today said profits had been torpedoed by the loss of a key US contract and hefty fines to settle bribery allegations.

BAE Systems pays $400m to settle bribery charges

Shares rise after BAE says settlement 'draws a solid line' under past legal issues

Zanzibar: Trouble on Paradise Island

Robbery and power cuts – two of the problems awaiting visitors to the isle of Zanzibar

BAE Systems pays £286m over corruption charges

Defence giant BAE Systems said today it had agreed to pay fines totalling £286 million to settle corruption charges with the Serious Fraud Office and US Department of Justice.

Britain to oppose sale of stockpiled ivory

Third 'one-off' auction will revive illegal poaching trade, say conservationists

Album: Bela Fleck, Throw Down Your Heart (Rounder)

The African musical safari has become a prized milestone in the career of many a serious-minded Western musician, a tradition firmly established by Paul Simon's Graceland and arguably peaking with Henry Kaiser and David Lindley's 1992 exploration of Malagasy music, A World Out of Time.

Daniel Howden: A golden example for Africa's resources

Lake Victoria Notebook: Mwanza is one of those places that doesn't get written about

Marc Sommers: Only urban areas offer young the hope of paid work

Governments and international institutions have been slow to recognise, accept and address the shift of refugees to cities. UNHCR's report on this issue is to be commended, as it calls attention to an urgent concern with global implications. It is also a significant and positive step away from the agency's previous grudging acceptance of urban refugee realities.

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