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Central African Republic
Society | Environment - Nature
Central African Rep clamps down on poachers

afrol News - An operation by special police forces earlier this week in the Central African Republic led to the arrest of a key wildlife smuggler and seizure of elephant tusks and cat skins.
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Congo Kinshasa | Rwanda
Science - Education | Environment - Nature
Mountain gorilla population recovering

afrol News - A new mountain gorilla census in Rwanda and Congo Kinshasa (DRC) shows a 26 percent increase in population of this endangered species during seven years. Mountain gorillas are among the region's main tourist attractions.
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Gabon
Economy - Development
Improved outlook for Gabon economy

afrol News - A new analysis of the Gabonese economy is more optimistic about economic growth this year and next year. As oil revenues are decreasing, Gabon is successfully is diversifying its economy.
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Congo Kinshasa
Economy - Development
DR Congo gets US$ 7bn debt cancellation

afrol News - The main creditors of Congo Kinshasa (DRC) have agreed to cancel Congolese foreign debts totalling US$ 7.35 billion. Much of the unsustainable debt was accumulated under ex-Dictator Mobutu Sese Seko.
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Gabon
Economy - Development
Gabon nets US$1.7bn Singaporean investments

afrol News - Gabonese authorities have managed to secure investments worth a total of US$ 1.7 billion from Singapore, including a new fertilizer plant to be set up outside Port Gentil and palm oil plantations.
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São Tomé and Príncipe
Economy - Development
São Tomé economy back on track

afrol News - After a dissappointing 2009, the economic development of the island nation São Tomé and Príncipe is back on track, new statistics reveal. Investments are again made on the islands.
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Cameroon
Environment - Nature | Science - Education
Cameroon "new gorillas" need protection

afrol News - A Cameroonian environmentalist group is lobbying for the establishment of a new national park at Cross River on the Nigerian border to protect a little known sub-species of gorillas only living there.
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Congo Kinshasa
Society | Gay - Lesbian
Congo Kinshasa discusses criminalising gays

afrol News - The Kinshasa parliament is in the process of discussing legislation that will prohibit homosexuality, or "unnatural sexual practices." But the debate climate in Congo is much calmer than in neighbouring Uganda.
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Central African Republic | Congo Kinshasa
Society | Human rights
Trial against Congolese ex-VP confirmed

afrol News - The International Criminal Court (ICC) today confirmed it would take on the trial against the former Vice-President of Congo Kinshasa (DRC) for war crimes allegedly committed in the Central African Republic.
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Equatorial Guinea
Politics | Human rights
Equatorial Guinea opposition leader detained

afrol News - The major opposition party in Equatorial Guinea is reporting about the unexplained arrest of one of its executive members. It is the first arrest of a prominent oppositional since the regime announced human rights reforms in June.
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