FILE - The effects of elephant poaching are seen in the Niassa Reserve, Mozambique. The wildlife park is marking a year without losing a single elephant to poachers. (Wildlife Conservation Society photo)
The achievement is credited to the formation of a rapid response police force that is far better equipped than former game wardens
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June 18, 2019
FILE - A man shows the logo of a T-shirt that reads "Stop the Cut" referring to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) during a social event advocating against harmful practices such as FGM at the Imbirikani Girls High School in Imbirikani, Kenya, April 21, 2016.
The ancient ritual — which typically involves the partial or total removal of the external genitalia and can cause pain, infertility and death — remains deeply entrenched in many African countries despite years of activism
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June 18, 2019
Ugandan civilians queue to be vaccinated against the Ebola virus in Kirembo village, near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in Kasese district, Uganda, June 16, 2019.
The deadly disease spread over the border from Democratic Republic of Congo last week
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June 18, 2019
Students carry banners and flags during an anti-government protest in Algiers, Algeria, June 18, 2019.
Demonstrations are continuing, with protesters seeking the removal of the whole ruling elite that has governed the North African nation since independence from France in 1962
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June 18, 2019
Alaweiah and her daughters, seen June 18, 2019, fled war in Sudan before being arrested in the Libyan desert and later forced to run from their home in Tripoli, Libya.
When fleeing wars, sometimes the journey is more dangerous than the battle
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June 18, 2019
A girl who had part of her arm chopped off by militiamen when they attacked her village of Tchee, stands in a camp for internally displaced people in Bunia, Ituri province, Democratic Republic of Congo, April 12, 2018.
Upsurge of violence between Hema and Lendu groups has sent more than 300,000 people fleeing for their lives this month
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June 18, 2019
Ituri Province, DRC, and Lake Albert
The governor of Congo's northeast Ituri province says two weeks of intercommunal violence have killed more than 160 people in several villages while many others have fled
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June 18, 2019