Global efforts to stop ivory traffickers still falling short

Sep 24, 2016

Global efforts to stop ivory traffickers still falling short

Poaching syndicates were able to move large shipments of African elephant ivory last year despite global calls to dismantle the trafficking networks that often collude with corrupt government officials, conservationists said Saturday at an international wildlife meeting. The illegal ivory trade “has remained fairly ...

Aug 29, 2016

Japan's three biggest banks seeking business expansion in Africa

The three mega-banks said they will expand their businesses in Africa, following Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s pledge over the weekend to bolster measures to boost investment in the resource-rich continent. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., Mizuho Bank and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ are aiming ...

Aug 29, 2016

Japan vows cooperation to develop Kenya's strategic Mombasa port

JPrime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Tokyo’s cooperation in developing a key port in southern Kenya on Sunday in talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Japan attaches importance to developing Mombasa port, a gateway to the East African market, and strengthening ties with Kenya amid ...