Rights groups troubled by Obama's Kenya, Ethiopia visit

Jul 24, 2015

Rights groups troubled by Obama's Kenya, Ethiopia visit

President Barack Obama’s trip to Kenya and Ethiopia is drawing fresh criticism that the two countries are heavy-handed on human rights and basic democratic freedoms. Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Kenya, his ancestral homeland, when he arrives Friday to ...

Jul 6, 2015

Fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony is reportedly ill

The fugitive leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army is sickly and in retreat from an international manhunt that includes U.S. forces, a Ugandan military spokesman said Monday, citing the accounts of recent defectors who are backing up reports that the rebel group is in ...

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. ...