A proposal to sell ivory stockpiles and return profits to communities that sustain elephants has been defeated at a major global conference.Read the full story ›
The Great Elephant Census has taken two years to complete, and shows that savannah elephant populations have declined by a third.Read the full story ›
Three park rangers were killed by elephant poachers on Saturday after a shootout in the Democratic Republic of Congo.Read the full story ›
Simon Wood, who died in 2013, is said to have abused almost 40 children during stopovers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.Read the full story ›
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At least 10 people have been killed by a suicide bomber at a mosque in northern Cameroon, officials in the Far North region have said.
Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram have recently stepped up terror attacks in neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger since last year.
Several attacks in Cameroon have been carried out by women, Reuters reports.
The head of an opposition party in Burundi, Zedi Feruzi, has been shot dead in the capital by gunmen, according to Reuters news agency.
Feruzi and his bodyguard was killed in the Ngagara district according to the head of the civil society group Ligue ITEKA, Anshere Nikoyagize. Residents said he was killed near his home.
"We heard a lot of gunfire," a neighbour of Feruzi told Reuters. "It's unfortunate because there were army soldiers here, and they didn't do anything."
Burundi is facing its deepest crisis since the end of an ethnically-fuelled civil war in 2005. The unrest was triggered by the President's decision to seek another five years in office.
The presidential election is due to be held on June 26th. Parliamentary and local council polls will now be held on June 5th, delayed by a little more than week.
Burundi police fired teargas at protesters who have demanded that President Pierre Nkurunziza end his bid for a third term, in a resurgence of unrest that has stoked fears of ethnic conflict in Africa's Great Lakes.
Reuters said at least eight of the flag-waving and chanting demonstrators were dragged off by police. Some in the crowd responded by pelting officers with stones and rocks.
Separately, shots were fired at the offices of the European Union's representative in Bujumbura, prompting the mission to demand the government step up its security. The EU gave no more details.