DNA analysis of tusks, dung pinpoints Africa poaching hot spots

Jun 19, 2015

DNA analysis of tusks, dung pinpoints Africa poaching hot spots

A DNA analysis of elephant tusks seized from poachers has revealed two main hotspots for the crime in Africa, a finding that could point law enforcement in the direction of the top criminal networks, a study showed. The examination involved taking genetic samples from ...

Jun 4, 2015

Feds probing how FIFA favored World Cup host bids by Russia, Qatar

The FBI’s investigation of soccer governing body FIFA includes scrutiny of how the organization awarded the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 competition to Qatar, a U.S. law enforcement official said on Wednesday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said ...

May 30, 2015

Japan to cooperate with Africa in natural resource development

Ministers from Japan and 16 African countries agreed Saturday to enhance cooperation in developing natural resources while addressing issues that have prevented foreign investment in the fast-growing continent. Japan has been aggressively involved in financial assistance as well as human resource development in Africa. ...

Mediterranean migrant trafficking a study in cash handoffs, extortion

Apr 28, 2015

Mediterranean migrant trafficking a study in cash handoffs, extortion

Fleeing war, persecution and poverty, migrants desperate to reach Europe are paying thousands of dollars apiece to become pawns in a multimillion-dollar trafficking network that stretches from the Sahara to Sweden. By the thousands, they’re handing themselves over to abusive smugglers who hold them ...

Murder and abuse before deadly migrant crossing

Apr 24, 2015

Murder and abuse before deadly migrant crossing

Italian investigators are piecing together a picture of beatings and abuse that hundreds of Africans and Bangladeshis suffered before setting sail from Libya to Italy, only to drown late on Saturday in one of the worst migrant shipwrecks ever in the Mediterranean. Among the ...