In Gabon, US Military Joins Counter-Poaching Efforts to Save Elephants
American experts are helping train park rangers who are fighting to protect the endangered mammal
FILE - The International Criminal Court building is seen in The Hague, Netherlands, Jan. 16, 2019.
Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, the president of the International Criminal Court rejected criticism that the court targets Africans and questions the motive of critics
Salem Solomon
Thu, 12/12/2019 - 09:19
A Algerian voter casts his vote, Thursday, Dec.12, 2019, at the Algerian consulate in Marseille, southern France.
The powerful army chief and his cohorts in the interim government have promised the voting will chart a new era for the gas-rich North African nation that is a strategic partner of the West in countering extremist violence
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Thu, 12/12/2019 - 04:59
Gabon Steps Up Counter-Poaching Efforts to Save Elephants
More than 70% of the African forest elephant species has been wiped out, primarily by poachers slaughtering them for their ivory. Park rangers are on the front lines defending them. But in the Central African country of Gabon these park rangers, also known as eco-guards, aren't going it alone. Now the U.S military is joining the fight by helping to train the rangers who protect the elephants. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb gives us an exclusive look at the counter-poaching effort.
FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019 file photo, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi addresses the 74th session of the United…
Egypt's president has called for 'decisive' and 'collective' action against countries supporting 'terrorism'
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Wed, 12/11/2019 - 14:09
Botswana President Ian Khama
After a decade in power, Khama, 66, dramatically resigned from the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in May which has held power since 1966
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Wed, 12/11/2019 - 14:30
Sudanese troops with a military coalition in Yemen backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates detect mines at a…
The country has been involved in Yemen's civil war as part of the Saudi-led coalition that has been fighting Houthi rebels since 2015
Naba Mohiedeen
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 14:35