In this article, NewsForKids.net looks at difficult political situations in three African nations, Gabon, Congo, and Madagascar.
Published in “Africa”
Elections planned for today in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been delayed. This worries many people, since Congo's president has already been in power two years longer than he was supposed to be.
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.
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.