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uganda seizes ton of ivory, arrests 2 west african suspects


kampala, uganda — ugandan authorities seized a ton of illegal ivory and arrested three west africans they believe were plotting to ship it abroad, an official said saturday.the seizure happened late friday at an "opulent, expansive house" in a suburb of the capital, kampala, where law enforcement officials had been monitoring the west africans for several weeks, said gessa simplicious, a spokesman for the uganda wildlife authority.a liberian and two guinea-bissau nationals were arrested for possessing the ivory and would face criminal charges.the ivory likely had been imported from neighboring countries such as tanzania and congo because it had markings not familiar to ugandan authorities, simplicious said."we are happy because uganda will not be used anymore as a transit point" for smuggl






baby chimp rescued from ivory coast traffickers' ring


a secret network of wildlife traffickers selling baby chimpanzees has been exposed by a year-long news investigation. the animals are seized from the wild and sold as pets.a raid on premises in abidjan, ivory coast's largest city, led to the rescue of a young chimp who is now in the care of the authorities.read the full story here.






gunfire as ivory coast tries to end special forces revolt


abidjan, ivory coast — residents say they have heard gunfire for a second day in a southeast ivory coast town as officials try to end the latest mutiny by security forces over pay.monique yao, a hospital worker in adiake, says many residents stayed indoors after a short burst of gunfire wednesday morning but the town was quiet by midday.members of an elite special forces unit on tuesday fired their weapons into the air and blocked roads to demand a payoff similar to one awarded soldiers who mutinied in the city of bouake last month.government spokesman bruno e told reporters wednesday that two civilians had been injured.he said talks with the special forces in adiake were ongoing but warned that continued mutinies would reduce state resources.






witnesses: soldiers open fire in ivory coast town


abidjan, ivory coast — soldiers opened fire and blocked roads in the southeast ivory coast town of adiake on tuesday, witnesses said, in a possible renewal of unrest that began a month ago.the gunfire lasted for several hours and e from a p housing special forces, said a teacher who spoke on condition of anonymity out of fear for his safety. adiake is located nearly 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of abidjan, ivory coast's commercial hub."the soldiers erected barricades blocking traffic near their p. the population has left the streets and we let the students out because we were afraid," the teacher said.on jan. 6, soldiers in the city of bouake mutinied over unpaid bonuses and other grievances. the soldiers were mostly former rebels who controlled northern ivory coast from 2002 to 2011 and






watch gallant’s soothing ‘tiny desk’ concert


gallant wasn’t always a showstopping, coachella performing, r&b star. not long ago, the singer was just another college student at nyu trying to find his way. it was his al drive that made the crooner devote his sole focus to his p ion. read: migos’ “bad and boujee” hits platinum statusit paid off big time, too. michael gallant’s 2016 ology album was just nominated for a grammy in the best urban contemporary album category. but the show doesn’t stop there, he also recently dropped by the npr office for their tiny desk concert series. the highlight of the performance ne when dani ivory stepped in for jhene aiko during their soulful rendition of “skipping stones.” set list“bourbon” (feat. saba)“skipping stones” (feat. dani ivory)“weight in gold” iansgallant (vocals); wes switzer (b ); d






watch gallant’s soothing ‘tiny desk’ concert


gallant wasn’t always a showstopping, coachella performing, r&b star. not long ago, the singer was just another college student at nyu trying to find his way. it was his al drive that made the crooner devote his sole focus to his p ion.read: migos’ “bad and boujee” hits platinum statusit paid off big time, too. michael gallant’s 2016 ology album was just nominated for a grammy in the best urban contemporary album category. but the show doesn’t stop there; he also recently dropped by the npr office for their tiny desk concert series.the highlight of the performance e when dani ivory stepped in for jhene aiko during their soulful rendition of “skipping stones.”set list“bourbon” (feat. saba)“skipping stones” (feat. dani ivory)“weight in gold” iansgallant (vocals); wes switzer (b ); dani






senegal arrests 2 suspected extremists over 2016 attack


dakar, senegal — senegalese police say they have arrested two suspected extremists from mali connected to the deadly attacks in ivory coast last year.police late thursday said one suspect was arrested in keur damel, a suburb of dakar, as he was about to leave the country after staying for about a month.the police statement says investigations revealed the suspect had been in contact with ould nouini, who is blamed for planning the march 2016 attack on the grand bassam beach resort in ivory coast that left 19 people dead.police say the suspect also had contact with moustapha diatta, a suspected extremist recently imprisoned in dakar.police say the suspect's malian driver also was arrested.






six journalists arrested over 'false news' on mutiny | ivory coast news


six journalists, including three media owners, have been arrested in the ivory coast for "spreading false information" about a mutiny by security forces, their newspapers and the public prosecutor said.the move came after elite forces became the latest troops to protest over pay in recent weeks in the west african nation, firing into the air in the army barracks town of adiake."regarding recent action taken by the military ... we have come to believe that certain media organisations are spreading false information in a bid to encourage soldiers to revolt," said a statement from the public prosecutor broadcast on national television on sunday.the editor and owner of the independent dailies l'inter and soirinfo were arrested and held in a police camp in the capital abidjan, along with the ed






six journalists arrested over 'false news' on mutiny | ivory coast news


six journalists, including three media owners, have been arrested in the ivory coast for "spreading false information" about a mutiny by security forces, their newspapers and the public prosecutor said.the move came after elite forces became the latest troops to protest over pay in recent weeks in the west african nation, firing into the air in the army barracks town of adiake."regarding recent action taken by the military... we have come to believe that certain media organisations are spreading false information in a bid to encourage soldiers to revolt," said a statement from the public prosecutor broadcast on national television on sunday.the editor and owner of the independent dailies l'inter and soirinfo were arrested and held in a police camp in the capital abidjan, along with the edi






hong g ivory trade faces uncertain future as bans loom


hong g (ap) — wong lai-ngan hunches over a battered workbench, his electric rotary tool whining as he carves two phoenixes facing each other into a smooth white tusk.decades ago, wong’s canvas would have been elephant ivory. but since a 1990 ban on international trading, hong g’s dwindling tribe of ivory carvers has switched to tusks of extinct woolly mammoths.the decline of the city’s once-flourishing ivory business is set to speed up after the hong g and mainland chinese governments announced in december plans to restrict local ivory trading. wildlife activists hailed the news, saying domestic markets must be phased out to reduce the demand for tusks driving an epidemic of poaching that is decimating africa’s elephants.it also signals the end for hong g’s ivory craftsmen and traders.most






poachers kill 80 percent of elephants in single sanctuary park


poachers in central africa have killed 80 percent of elephants in a single sanctuary park, according to a study out this week. the rampant illegal ivory trade in the area caused the death of more than 25,000 african forest elephants in gabon’s minkebe national park, one of the largest elephant sanctuaries in central africa, between 2004…






state authorities seize hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of illicit ivory


hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of illicit ivory was seized from shops in los angeles county this week as part of authorities’ effort to enforce a law that bans the sale of the precious material.california department of fish and wildlife agents on wednesday and thursday inspected 10 shops for illegal ivory in the los angeles county area, including sites in beverly hills, pomona and long beach.the enforcement marked a step forward for the agency in halting the serious issue of wildlife trafficking, said lt. chris stoots, a spokesman for the california fish and wildlife’s law enforcement division.“this is our active approach to enforcing this law and making it clear that illegal trafficking of animals in california won’t be tolerated,” he said.officials found dozens of illegal ivory






organizers lament cancellation of timbuktu festival


abidjan, ivory coast — organizers say the last-minute cancellation of a well-known festival in timbuktu marks a missed opportunity to bring hope to a former tourist hub struggling to recover after years of extremist threats.the festival of the desert has not taken place in northern mali since 2012, when armed groups including al-qaida-linked extremists took over the region and imposed a strict form of islamic law that banned .manny ansar, the festival's founding director, had planned to revive it in timbuktu last weekend, but officials cancelled it because of security concerns exacerbated by a deadly attack on an army p in the north last month. dozens were killed.paul chandler, a festival partner, said thursday the festival's return would have been "inspirational" and "an amazing thing" fo






fog slows morning traffic, could affect air travel tonight


the fog that rolled ashore late tuesday is still thick and patchy and places along the san diego county coastline, and is slowing the wednesday morning commute.“it also appears to be affecting air traffic at lindbergh field,” said ivory small, a forecaster for the national weather service.“the fog will break up by 8 or 9 a.m. in most places. but we think it will return about 7 p.m. wednesay, and could again become thick enough to affect local air travel.” three must-see headlines <h1>anthony's closes after 71 years on san diego bay</h1><h1>mission beach plunge on track for reopening in 2019</h1><h1>one of the oldest gorillas in the world undergoes tricky medical procedure</h1>see more videostwitter: @grobbins [email protected]






fog slows morning rush, could affect air travel wednesday night


the fog that rolled ashore late tuesday was still thick and patchy in places along the san diego county coastline wednesday morning and slowed the morning commute.“it also appears to be affecting air traffic at lindbergh field,” said ivory small, a forecaster for the national weather service.the fog broke up in most places by 9 a.m. “but we think it will return about 7 p.m. wednesday and could again become thick enough to affect local air travel,” small said. three must-see headlines <h1>baby born at san diego river transient p</h1><h1>where are san diego's 'fatal 15' intersections?</h1><h1>dalai lama to give commencement address at uc san diego</h1>see more videostwitter: @grobbins [email protected]






africa wants 10 teams in the 48 team world cup in 2026


now that fifa has decided to expand the world cup from 32 to 48 teams, the argument now is to decide how those 16 places are distributed to each confederation. everybody wants the biggest slice of the pie they can get and africa is surely ambitious in what they want.the head of south africa’s fa revealed that he hopes the confederation of african football receives 10 places in the new 48 team world cup. this would double their total in the 32 team format and leave them with 21% of the places instead of 16%.a couple weeks ago, uefa said that they wanted 16 places (up from 13). if africa were to receive 10 places, it would set them further apart from asia and south america (who receive 4.5 places each).entertaining the possibility of africa receiving 10 world cup places, that would mean all






loss prevention employee leaps onto shoplifter’s car – the denver post


shoplifter drives into security employee. a shoplifter sprinted from hobby lobby, 14400 e. alameda ave., on jan. 27 after setting the store alarm off. a security employee ran after her and stepped in front of her car to block her from getting away. the suspect put the car in drive and hit the employee, who latched onto on the hood of her car. the security employee rolled off the car before it sped away.cement pipes. police were called to the 14600 block of east 2nd avenue because a man said that his ex girlfriend poured cement down the drains in his kitchen, bathroom and laundry room jan. 21. the suspect was staying at the victim’s place while he was out of town, and police couldn’t find her.cart full of loot. two men went into safeway, 1200 s. buckley road, and loaded a shopping cart with






fog slows morning traffic, could affect air travel tonight


the fog that rolled ashore late tuesday is still thick and patchy and places along the san diego county coastline, and is slowing the wednesday morning commute.a heavy fog looms over downtown san diegogary robbinsa heavy fog looms over downtown san diegoa heavy fog looms over downtown san diego (gary robbins)“it also appears to be affecting air traffic at lindbergh field,” said ivory small, a forecaster for the national weather service.“the fog will break up by 8 or 9 a.m. in most places. but we think it will return about 7 p.m. wednesay, and could again become thick enough to affect local air travel.” three must-see headlines <h1>anthony's closes after 71 years on san diego bay</h1><h1>mission beach plunge on track for reopening in 2019</h1><h1>one of the old






carrots are in season. we have recipes


what’s in season: though you can buy orange carrots at the supermarket any time of the year, winter is the best season to find the root vegetables because the cold weather makes for crisper, sweeter roots. winter is also when you’ll find a rainbow of colors and varieties, from deep purple haze and rich scarlet; to stubby orange nantes, a variety prized for its sweet, mild flavor and crisp texture; and even ivory white satin. soup to cake: 24 of our favorite carrot recipes >>what to cook: carrots can be prepared in almost any way. enjoy carrots raw as a snack or added to a slaw or salad. blanch the roots, then sauté  with butter and fresh herbs for a simple side. roast or stew the vegetables, the long cooking will bring out the root’s sweeter notes. you can even throw carrots on the g






africa's elusive forest elephants are being poached at a staggering rate


image: thomas breuer/plosthe population of forest elephants in gabon’s minkébé national park—one of central africa’s largest and most important nature preserves—has declined by a whopping 81.5 percent since 2004 due to poaching. it’s considered a major setback for the preservation of this endangered species, of which less than 100,000 remain in the wild.advertisementa discouraging new study published in current biology shows that 25,000 elephants were poached in minkébé national park for their ivory between 2004 and 2014. that’s a lot more than expected, amounting to approximately six to seven elephants killed each day over a 10 year period. at the turn of the 21st century, the 7,570 square kilometer minkébé national park featured the highest population density of forest elephants in all o






trade in african lion bones for asian market faces scrutiny


johannesburg — wildlife traffickers in a major african park have been offering rewards for a full lion carc , raising concerns that poachers are increasingly targeting a vulnerable species because of demand in some asian countries for lion bones used in traditional medicine.the report from mozambique's ni a national reserve comes amid debate about whether the legal, annual export of bones from hundreds of captive-bred lions in south africa to china and southeast asia could spur the market, possibly leading to the illegal killing of wild lions for their bones as well. african lion bones are a relatively recent substitute in tonics for the bones of asian tigers, whose numbers were depleted by poachers.there have been "multiplying anecdotal reports of lions harvested for body parts" along wit






activists cheer exit of gambia leader, an anti-gay ‘icon’


abidjan, ivory coast (ap) — in august 2014, jamu ara was at home with her friend in the gambian resort town of kololi when police arrived for a surprise raid, taking both women in for questioning.“they just said they heard we are lesbians, blah blah blah,” the 21-year-old soccer player recalled. “i told them, ‘you have no right to detain me here. i’m not going to say anything because you don’t have your evidence.'”the women eventually were released, though two months later a friend with contacts in the government told ara her name had shown up on a new state list of suspected gays and lesbians. anticipating another run-in with authorities, ara fled over the border into senegal, joining an untold number of lgbt gambians driven into exile by the rhetoric and policies of then-president yahya






organizers lament cancellation of timbuktu festival


abidjan, ivory coast (ap) — the last-minute cancellation of a well-known festival in timbuktu that had drawn thousands of foreigners marks a missed opportunity to bring hope to a former tourist hub struggling to recover after years of extremist threats, organizers said.the festival of the desert has not taken place in northern mali since 2012, when armed groups including al-qaida-linked extremists took over the region and imposed a strict form of islamic law that banned . despite a french-led military intervention four years ago, the region remains unstable.nevertheless, manny ansar, the festival’s founding director, planned to revive it in timbuktu last weekend. the u.n. peacekeeping mission had been expected to provide a flight for ians and guests traveling from the capital, bamako, and






trade in african lion bones for asian market faces scrutiny


johannesburg (ap) — wildlife traffickers in a major african park have been offering rewards for a full lion carc , raising concerns that poachers are increasingly targeting a vulnerable species because of demand in some asian countries for lion bones used in traditional medicine.the report from mozambique’s ni a national reserve comes amid debate about whether the legal, annual export of bones from hundreds of captive-bred lions in south africa to china and southeast asia could spur the market, possibly leading to the illegal killing of wild lions for their bones as well. african lion bones are a relatively recent substitute in tonics for the bones of asian tigers, whose numbers were depleted by poachers.there have been “multiplying anecdotal reports of lions harvested for body parts” alon






gambia's new president marks inauguration as nation cheers


banjul, gambia — thousands gathered saturday for the ceremony marking the inauguration of gambia's new president as this tiny west african nation celebrates wider freedoms after a tense political standoff with its former leader.several heads of state attended the ceremony for president adama barrow. he was sworn into office last month at gambia's embassy in neighboring senegal as former leader yahya jammeh refused to cede power.international pressure, including the threat of a regional military intervention, led jammeh to finally accept his december election loss and fly into exile in equatorial guinea. hundreds of thousands of gambians welcomed barrow's return to gambia days later.barrow, who has just turned 52 and was born the year that gambia gained independence, has pledged to reverse






president zuma and the media in south africa | south africa


on the listening post this week: south africa's media and jacob zuma's state of the nation address. plus, we sit down with katherine maher, executive director of the wikimedia foundation.when south africa's president jacob zuma delivered his annual state of the nation address to parliament on february 9, the force of his political argument was backed by a show of force.thousands of police officers and hundreds of soldiers were deployed at the houses of parliament in cape town to help "maintain law and order".one of the country's main opposition groups, the economic freedom fighters, hijacked the event to heckle and harangue the president live on television.zuma's annual speech, along with the accompanying opposition theatrics, is one of the few times the president is depicted in a less-tha






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gambia's new president marks inauguration as nation cheers


banjul, gambia — thousands gathered saturday for a ceremony marking the inauguration of gambia's new president as this tiny west african nation celebrates wider freedoms after a tense political standoff with its former leader.several heads of state attended the event for president adama barrow, a chance for gambians to witness a swearing-in that echoed the official one a month ago. barrow first took the oath at gambia's embassy in neighboring senegal in january as former leader yahya jammeh refused to cede power.international pressure, including the threat of a regional military intervention, led jammeh to finally accept his december election loss and fly into exile in equatorial guinea. hundreds of thousands of gambians welcomed barrow's return to gambia days later.barrow, who has just tu






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adama barrow sworn in on home soil as president | the gambia news


adama barrow has been sworn in as president on gambian soil, marking the end of a tense political standoff with the west african nation's former leader.dressed in flowing white robes barrow arrived at the independence stadium on saturday to fanfare in bakau, a town 20km from the capital banjul, waving to supporters from his vehicle.several world leaders and thousands of gambians witnessed barrow's second swearing-in ceremony.new gambian government hopes to revive tourismbarrow first took oath in an official ceremony at the gambia's embassy in neighbouring senegal in january, as former leader yahya jammeh refused to cede power.international pressure and the threat of regional military intervention led jammeh to finally accept his december election defeat and fly into exile in equatorial gui






adama barrow sworn-in on home soil as president | the gambia news


adama barrow has been sworn-in as president on gambian soil, marking the end of a tense political standoff with the west african nation's former leader.dressed in flowing white robes barrow arrived at the independence stadium on saturday to fanfare in bakau, a town 20km from the capital banjul, waving to supporters from his vehicle.several world leaders and thousands of gambians witnessed barrow's second swearing-in ceremony.new gambian government hopes to revive tourismbarrow first took the oath in an official ceremony at the gambia's embassy in neighbouring senegal in january, as former leader yahya jammeh refused to cede power.international pressure and the threat of regional military intervention led jammeh to finally accept his december election defeat and fly into exile in equatorial






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rock bottom cocoa prices could spur some farmers to return to cocaine production


by marvin g. perez,bloomberg newsthe worst cocoa price rout in more than 17 years is raising concern that farmers in south america may quit growing the raw material used in chocolate, and shift to alternative crops such as cocaine, industry groups said.the beans traded on ice futures u.s. in new york have tumbled for the past five months, the longest slide since may 1999. cocoa is trading near the lowest since march 2013, pushed down by an expected global surplus.in ecuador, the world’s third-largest exporter, the industry is “very concerned” that the current price will discourage farmers, prompting them to seek better returns from bananas, corn, rice or shrimp, said juan pablo zuniga, president of the national ociation of cocoa exporters.cocoa for march delivery slid as much as 1.5 percen






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rejuvenated and reinvented, toure integral to man city again


manchester, england — it has been one of the great sights of english soccer in recent years, yaya toure picking up possession in manchester city's central midfield, rampaging upfield and scattering opponents in his path.those days appear to have gone.toure is now found sitting in front of city's defense, reading the game, dictating its tempo, picking off opposition passes and starting attacks rather than finishing them.his reinvention over the last three months as a holding midfielder — and one of pep guardiola's most integral players — is one of the stories of city's season and has coincided with an upturn in the team's fortunes. it's as much a tale of the 33-year-old toure's enduring quality and hunger as circumstance and opportunism.the former ivory coast captain started the season ostr






adama barrow sworn in on home soil as president | the gambia news


adama barrow has been sworn in as president on gambian soil, marking the end of a tense political standoff with the west african nation's former leader.dressed in flowing white robes barrow arrived at the independence stadium on saturday to fanfare in bakau, a town 20km from the capital banjul, waving to supporters from his vehicle.several world leaders and thousands of gambians witnessed barrow's second swearing-in ceremony.barrow first took oath in an official ceremony at the gambia's embassy in neighbouring senegal in january, as former leader yahya jammeh refused to cede power.new gambian government hopes to revive tourisminternational pressure and the threat of regional military intervention led jammeh to finally accept his december election defeat and fly into exile in equatorial gui






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rejuvenated and reinvented, toure integral to man city again


manchester, england — it has been one of the great sights of english soccer in recent years, yaya toure picking up possession in central midfield for manchester city, rampaging upfield and scattering opponents in his path.those days appear to have gone.toure is now found sitting in front of city's defense, reading the game, dictating its tempo, picking off opposition passes, and starting attacks rather than finishing them.his reinvention over the last three months as a holding midfielder — and one of pep guardiola's most integral players — is one of the stories of city's season and has coincided with an upturn in the team's fortunes. it's as much a tale of the 33-year-old toure's enduring quality and hunger as circumstance and opportunism.the former ivory coast captain started the season o






rejuvenated and reinvented, toure integral to man city again


manchester, england (ap) — it has been one of the great sights of english soccer in recent years, yaya toure picking up possession in manchester city’s central midfield, rampaging upfield and scattering opponents in his path.those days appear to have gone.toure is now found sitting in front of city’s defense, reading the game, dictating its tempo, picking off opposition passes and starting attacks rather than finishing them.his reinvention over the last three months as a holding midfielder — and one of pep guardiola’s most integral players — is one of the stories of city’s season and has coincided with an upturn in the team’s fortunes. it’s as much a tale of the 33-year-old toure’s enduring quality and hunger as circumstance and opportunism.most read storiessave 75% on digital access today






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‘she’d think i was playing hard to get’: amanda knox reveals lesbian inmate trie


amanda knox who was convicted but then acquitted of the murder of british student meredith kercher, has written a detailed account of how a lesbian inmate tried to seduce her during her years behind bars.the idea of straight women in prison resorting to lesbian relationships “brings out the horny teenage boy in many of us,” but sexual bonds were often a reflection of a desperate yearning for companionship in a brutal environment, knox wrote.she was incarcerated in capanne prison in umbria, italy, between 2007 and 2011 after being initially found guilty by the italian judicial system of killing and sexually assaulting kercher, her flatmate, who was from surrey.knox revealed for the first time that while serving her sentence she was befriended by a female inmate, a small-time drug dealer, wh






new gambian president promises reforms, freedoms


banjul, gambia — gambia's new president promised greater freedom, an improved economy and better education as thousands attended a ceremony saturday marking his inauguration after a tense political standoff with the country's former longtime leader."this is a victory for democracy. it is a victory for all gambians," president adama barrow said to a packed stadium near the capital that included dignitaries and several african heads of state.the day, he said, was symbolic because it also marked the day in 1965 when the small west african nation declared its independence from britain and the year in which the 52-year-old barrow was born.saturday's ceremony was held to let gambians witness a swearing-in that echoed the official one last month. barrow first took the oath of office at gambia's e






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