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2008-02-28 18:25:58

Contraception of female elephants in one South African game reserve began in June 2007, well ahead of the news this week that the government has put culling back on the table. The birth control method, developed over 10 years, hopes to slow down elephant growth rate to prevent having to use culling to reduce numbers. In 1995 pressure from the conservation and tourism lobby around the world forced the SA government to put a moratorium on culling in Kruger National Park.But since then there has...

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2006-07-12 15:10:28

CAPE TOWN -- Africans are fast embracing technology as a driver of economic growth but prohibitive costs mean they will lag behind wealthier countries for many years, a leaders forum in South Africa heard this week. Whereas global figures like Microsoft founder Bill Gates and former U.S. President Bill Clinton dreamed of what the computer age will be in another two decades -- with robots and vaccines for diseases like malaria and tuberculosis. Mozambique President Armando Guebuza...

2006-04-23 08:47:59

(Corrects third paragraph to say the star of the Oscar-winning "Titanic") By Mateus Chale MAPUTO (Reuters) - Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio was flown from location in Mozambique to neighboring South Africa for medical treatment, a hospital official and his publicist said on Saturday. A Johannesburg newspaper said he had been injured while filming his latest movie "The Blood Diamond" but the hospital official could only say he had had X-rays. The official told Reuters the star of...

2006-04-22 03:51:47

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio was flown from location in Mozambique to neighboring South Africa for medical treatment, a hospital official said on Saturday. A Johannesburg newspaper said he had been injured while filming his latest movie "The Blood Diamond" but the hospital official could only say he had X-ray scans. The official told Reuters the Oscar-winning star of "Titanic" had arrived on Friday at the hospital in Nelspruit, near the Kruger National...

2006-04-22 03:52:19

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio was flown from location in Mozambique to neighboring South Africa for medical treatment, a hospital official said on Saturday. A Johannesburg newspaper said he had been injured while filming his latest movie "The Blood Diamond" but the hospital official could only say he had X-ray scans. The official told Reuters the Oscar-winning star of "Titanic" had arrived on Friday at the hospital in Nelspruit, near the Kruger National...

2006-03-29 08:15:00

By Michele Kambas MINEFIELD 2251, Cyprus -- Thousands of miles from his home in Mozambique, Ponziane Sebmane Lundo gently tills the earth of Cyprus with a detector and prod to find the cheap hidden killer of choice used by armies worldwide. Few would associate this European Union member with the deadly hidden explosives, more commonly associated with images of maimed children in Angola or the ethnic hatred that ripped through the Balkans a decade ago. But Lundo's metal detector will...

2006-03-17 09:27:35

MAPUTO (Reuters) - Mozambique expects to provide free anti-retroviral AIDS drugs to some 50,000 people by the end of 2006, more than twice as many as now get the life-prolonging treatment, the country's health minister said on Friday. AIDS is a major development challenge for the country where a million and a half people have HIV or AIDS. Mozambique has been hailed by international lenders as a model reformer that has grown its economy at an average rate of 7 percent to 8 percent...

2006-02-23 12:50:00

By Mateus Chale MAPUTO -- The strongest earthquake to hit southern Africa in 100 years killed two people in northern Mozambique on Thursday and strong aftershocks sent frightened residents across the region into the streets. The magnitude 7.5 earthquake was felt as far south as Johannesburg and Durban in South Africa. Ian Saunders of South Africa's Council for Geosciences said the quake took place on East Africa's rift system. "It was the largest earthquake to have occurred in the rift system...

2006-02-23 06:05:45

By Mateus Chale MAPUTO (Reuters) - A strong earthquake rocked northern Mozambique on Thursday, killing at least two people and sending frightened residents into the streets across southern Africa as aftershocks rolled through the region. The earthquake, which news reports said was the largest to hit the area in more than 100 years, was felt as far south as Johannesburg and Durban in South Africa. Mozambique's mines minister said one person was killed and at least 18 others injured...

2006-02-22 21:25:00

By Cris Chinaka HARARE (Reuters) - A strong earthquake rocked large parts of Mozambique and Zimbabwe on Thursday, sending people into the streets as far away as Harare and Maputo, but there were no immediate reports of casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Web site said the quake, which struck just after midnight (2200 GMT on Wdnesday), measured an estimated 7.5 and was centered in northern Mozambique, an area not known for dangerous seismic activity. In Zimbabwe's capital, Harare,...


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2007-10-24 16:32:18

The Bokmakierie (Telophorus zeylonus), is a bushshrike and a passerine bird closely related to the true shrikes in the family Laniidae. This species is endemic to southern Africa, mainly in South Africa and Namibia, with an isolated population in the mountains of eastern Zimbabwe and western Mozambique. It is a species of open habitats, including karoo scrub, fynbos and parks and gardens in urban areas. The adult Bokmakierie is a 8.6-9.0 inch long bird with olive-green upperparts and a...

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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'