African Presidents Pledge to Stop Elephant Poachers

NANYUKI, KENYA – More than 200 people, including three African presidents, attended the opening of a three-day summit Friday near Mount Kenya, where activists and officials have gathered to discuss the future of Africa’s elephants and their habitats.P…

Kenya Set to Burn Large Piles of Ivory

Pyramid-shaped piles of ivory rest upon the grasslands of Nairobi National Park, ready for a burning that will mark the close of a three-day high-level summit Saturday.The massive burning will end the Giants Club summit of African leaders, attended by …

Helen Clark: Keynote Speech at the ‘Giant’s Summit’

I am delighted to be at this important summit here in Kenya, a world leader in tackling the illegal wildlife trade, and to visit the Mount Kenya Safari Club, which holds an important place in the history of wildlife heritage preservation in East Africa…

High-Level Elephant Anti-Poaching Summit Convenes in Kenya

NANYUKI, KENYA – At a lodge beneath the shadows of Mount Kenya, the presidents of Kenya, Botswana, Gabon and Uganda, as well as conservationists, business people, tourism operators and global philanthropists, met to discuss a problem devastating count…

News in Brief 28 April 2016 (PM)

Hospital air strikes in Syria condemned by UN chiefAir strikes against a hospital in the Syrian city of Aleppo in which at least 20 people were reportedly killed have been condemned by the UN Secretary-General.Civil society groups said three children a…

Yemen suicide bomber targets Aden police chief

A suicide bomber targeted the police chief of Yemen’s second city Aden Thursday in the latest attack against senior officials in the base of the Saudi-backed government, a security official said. The bombing came after loyalist forces backed by a Saudi…

Take Your Child To Work Day

SECRETARY KERRY: (Applause.) Arnie, thank you very, very much. Good morning, everybody. How are you doing? We’ve never been better off than with all of these part-time employees. (Laughter.) He wants to work here; he does work here. Ladies and gentleme…

Report Finds Press Freedom Declines in Africa, World

WASHINGTON – Press freedom declined in Africa and around the world in 2015, according to a new report by the monitoring and advocacy group Freedom House.The worst clampdown on the African continent took place in Burundi, a Great Lakes nation where eff…