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Central African Republic Visit Puts Pope on War's Fault Line

“The pope is going to CAR to encourage dialogue and reconciliation between Christians and Muslims,” said Thierry Vircoulon, Central African Republic project director for the International Crisis Group. “Since 2014, PK5 is the symbol of this fighting, so a message of peace delivered in PK5 is essential.”

Buhari Bounce Becomes Bust as Nigeria Policies Irk Investors

When Muhammadu Buhari clinched victory in Nigeria’s presidential elections in March, stocks soared as investors looked to the former military ruler to reverse decades of economic mismanagement and policy inertia. Now hopes have fizzled in his ability to turn around Africa’s largest economy and oil producer.

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Endangered Rhinos Find Sanctuary in Botswana's Swamps

The largest-ever relocation of black rhinos across national borders has established a breeding population in the Botswana’s Okavango Delta, according to Wilderness Holdings Ltd., a eco-tourism safari operator that helped organize the program.

Nigeria's Buhari Said to Approve U.K.-Style Cost-Cutting Arm

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari approved the creation of a waste-cutting unit within the finance ministry to bolster the government’s budget position and an economy battered by sliding oil prices, a person with knowledge of the matter said.