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Busting the 8-Hour Sleep Myth: Why You Should Wake Up in the Night

More than one-third of American adults wake up in the middle of the night on a regular basis. Of those who experience "nocturnal awakenings," nearly …

Virginia Tech

Zimbabwe Is Proposing to Return a Select Number of Farms to White Landowners

A decade and a half after the Zimbabwean government seized large swaths of land from white farmers in the country, President Robert Mugabe has …

South Africa

South African Government Taken to Court Over Rhino Horn Trade Moratorium

Changing Planet<p>By Adam Cruise<p>Two of South Africa’s largest private rhino breeders have taken the South African government to court in an effort to lift a moratorium that bans domestic trade in rhino horn.<p>In 2012, Johan Kruger, a Limpopo game farmer and rhino breeder, introduced litigation against …

Archbishop Desmond Tutu admitted to hospital with infection

<b>Johannesburg (CNN) —</b> Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu is being treated in a hospital for a persistent infection, his representatives said.<p>The 83-year-old, who has wrestled with health problems for years, was admitted Tuesday to a hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, and is expected …

Kenya university attack mastermind 'killed by drone'

At least 30 al-Shabaab fighters reportedly killed in US drone strike in Somalia<p>At least 30 members of Somalia's al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab militants were killed in a US drone strike on Thursday, the Kenyan government said.<p>"Over 30 were killed, among them most wanted terrorists," Kenyan interior …

Boko Haram militants kill a dozen villagers in Niger: sources | Reuters

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Suspected Nigerian Boko Haram insurgents killed at least a dozen villagers and wounded several others in an attack in southeastern Niger on Wednesday night, security sources said.<p>The attack on Gamgara, near the town of Bosso some 1,500 km (930 miles) east of the capital Niamey, …

South Africa's Zuma discharged from hospital after surgery | Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma was discharged from hospital on Sunday after undergoing a scheduled procedure the previous day to remove gallstones, the presidency said.<p>South African President Jacob Zuma attends the summit of the Southern African Development Community in …

Kenya's Westgate mall reopens, nearly two years after bloody terror attack

<b>Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) —</b> After a bloody terror attack nearly two years ago, Kenya's Westgate shopping mall reopened its doors to shoppers Saturday.<p>While many of the same stores have moved back in, the mall's reopening has met with a mixed reaction from survivors of the assault that left 67 people …

Burundi opposition leaders to boycott elections

Three opposition candidates, including two former presidents, have announced their withdrawal from Burundi's upcoming presidential elections.<p>Domitien Ndayizeye and Sylvestre Ntibantunganya - former presidents - and Jean Minani, former speaker of parliament, said in a letter sent to the electoral …