February 22, 2014

A Criminal Network You've Never Heard Of

Damon Tabor, Men's Journal

The Associated Press

Inside one of the world's largest, most shadowy criminal trafficking networks – from the jungles of Cameroon to the black-market bazaars of Beijing.

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TAGGED: Ivory, Africa


February 14, 2014
Saving Elephants from Criminals and Jihadists
Evgeny Lebedev, Vice
A battle is being fought across Africa with ever-increasing brutality—one between those who seek to protect the continent’s wildlife and those who seek to hunt them to feed the seemingly insatiable global demand, not... more ››
February 16, 2014
Saving the World's Elephants
New York Daily News
Some 35,000 African elephants were murdered in 2012 alone, culling what had been a population of 1.2 million in 1980 to hardly 400,000 now. Poachers, many associated with terror groups, have cut down the beasts in record numbers... more ››
February 21, 2014
Mugabe Parties as Zimbabwe Struggles
The National
For all the negative reactions provoked by Robert Mugabe, the long-serving Zimbabwean president, few could begrudge acknowledging his skills as one of the world’s great political survivors. He will celebrate turning 90... more ››
February 19, 2014
Africa Is (Almost) Back
Dominique Moisi, Les Echos
Demographically and economically, Africa is well poised for success. But it needs to find new forms of growth and governance – and an end to bloody conflict -- to realize its potential. more ››
The global community appears oblivious to the situation in the Central African Republic from where 20pc of the population has reportedly fled to neighbouring countries following widespread killings, rapes and looting. UN... more ››