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  • n  a landlocked country in central Africa; formerly under French control; became independent in 1960
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  • Africa's worst drought tied to West's pollution
    By Becky OskinLiveScience The biggest drought to hit the planet in the 20th century, the Sahel drought, sucked Central Africa dry from the 1970s to the 1990s. The severe famines that resulted killed hundreds of thousands of people during this period and gained worldwide attention.A new study blames the dry spell on pollution in the Northern Hemisphere, primarily from America and Europe. Tiny ...
    June 12, 2013 - MSNBC
  • Forest Elephants At Brink Of Extinction, Researcher Flees Africa
    The forest elephants are vanishing from the troubled Central African Republic. On Monday, Discover reporter Kenneth Miller published a dramatic description of key researcher Andrea Turkalo’s flight from the war-torn country in late April. The 60-year-old Wildlife Conservation Society field biologist made a dramatic escape by boat from the rebel uprising. According to Miller’s account ...
    June 11, 2013 - The Inquisitr
  • Report: Kony's militia killing elephants
    African warlord Joseph Kony and his struggling militia are poaching elephant ivory across central Africa to get funds for weapons, ammunition and food, a report says.
    June 10, 2013 - CNN

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