About 40,000 elephants and 1,000 rhinos are killed for their tusks and horns every year. Now scientists are using DNA tests to help find the criminals and send them to jail.
Published in “Africa”
Eliud Kipchoge smashed the world marathon record Sunday. His time of 2:01:39 makes it seem more likely that one day someone might run a marathon in under two hours.
Emmerson Mnangagwa has won Zimbabwe's first election since its last president, Robert Mugabe, was forced to quit. Nelson Chamisa, who lost, says the election was not fair.
On July 27, most of the world will have a chance to see the longest total eclipse of the moon for the next 100 years.
Many people have been remembering Nelson Mandela's life and ideas. Mr. Mandela led South Africa after spending 27 years in jail. He would have been 100 yesterday.
Ethiopia and Eritrea have agreed to end their 20 year war and to work together. They will reopen phone lines, roads, and plane service between the two countries.
Algeria is turning off the Internet as students begin to take their final high school tests. The country wants to keep the students from sharing test questions over the Internet.
Baobabs are huge trees that grow mainly in Africa. They can live for thousands of years. Scientist say the largest of these trees are dying, probably because of climate change.
Today is World Day Against Child Labor. 152 million children around the world are forced to work, often in dangerous or unhealthy jobs. Here is a look at some examples.
A recent outbreak of Ebola in Congo is being treated with a new tool - a vaccine. Health workers are hopeful that they can keep Ebola under control.