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Westerners head to Gabon for drug-fueled 'spiritual' tourism

Libreville - Some in Gabon believe the bitter iboga root comes from the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden. Others elsewhere have derided it as a dangerous drug.
In the Media by Tiphaine Saint-Criq (AFP)

Baby Western lowland gorilla born at the Toronto Zoo

Toronto - Ngozi and Charles, the couple of critically endangered Western lowland gorillas, are the proud parents of a baby gorilla born last week at the Toronto Zoo. Mother and baby are doing well, but gender of the newborn has not yet been determined.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 2 comments

UPDATE Boston area remains locked down

Boston - UPDATE Boston and surrounding areas remain in lock down after one bombing suspect has been killed, the other still at large. One suspect was in custody while being transported to a hospital but later died from multiple gunshot wounds.
In the Media by Micki Hogan

African forest elephants face extinction

For years the existence of the African forest elephant has been under threat and now an alarming new report shows just how endangered they are. The report says that the elephants face the threat of extinction and possibly within a decade.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley - 4 comments

Elephant poaching increasing in Gabon

Elephant poaching in Gabon is increasing at an ‘alarming rate’ according to environmental groups. Since 2004, some 11,000 elephants have been killed by ivory poachers.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

U.S. government scientists retire research chimps

U.S. government scientists have decided that almost all chimpanzees kept for federally funded research will be retired from laboratories. The chimps will be placed in a national sanctuary.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 9 comments

Rebels in the Central African Republic approach the capital

The Seleka rebel coalition in the Central African Republic (CAR) seized the city of Sibut, continuing its rapid advance to Bangui, the capital city.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 8 comments

Gabon sets fire to 10,000 pounds of elephant ivory

Libreville - Over 10,000 pounds of seized elephant ivory were burned in Gabon on Wednesday to combat a spike in poaching and illegal ivory trafficking.
In the Media by Eric Deville

Zambia Stun Ivory Coast to Win Africa Cup

Toronto - Zambia clinched the 28th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations after beating clear-cut favourites Ivory Coast 8-7 on penalties in a nerve-wracking final played in Libreville, Gabon.
In the Media by Farid Omar

Elusive African golden cat captured on video

Scientists were excited to discover images of the African golden cat on video captured by a motion-activated camera. This unique animal is rarely seen by humans.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 2 comments

Op-Ed: The Ivory Coast and the end of French colonialist connivance

France’s reputation for influence-peddling and widespread corruption in Africa is nobody’s secret, but Nicolas Sarkozy's reactions to the current electoral deadlock in the Ivory Coast indicate that France's shadowy African era may be coming to an end.
In the Media by Michael Cosgrove

Noam Shalit: 'Israeli government has no credibility' Special

Jerusalem - Noam and Aviva are the parents of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier captured by Hamas in 2006. Since months they are camped in front of Israeli Prime Minister’s residence in Jerusalem. Here a short interview to Noam Shalit.
Digital Journal Report by Alessandro Di Maio

New top-10 list ranks countries on extent of ecological damage

Adelaide - The USA, China and Australia all share one thing in common today -- they have been found to be three of the top-ten most environmentally destructive countries in the world.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 3 comments

Study: African wars brought on by global warming

A controversial new study that looks at the effects of climate change on global conflicts says that Africa is about to experience a surge in civil wars.
In the Media by Kevin Jess - 6 comments

African Sickle-Cell Anemia Deaths Heighten By Vaccine Shortage

Despite readily available vaccines, death rate of sickle-cell anemia in African children remains to be a growing concern, researchers said Thursday.
In the Media by John Louie S. Ramos - 1 comment

President Bongo is Not Dead, According to Gabon Prime Minister

Gabon is reporting that death notices of its president were premature. According to the government, President Omar Bongo is alive at a hospital in Spain.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

President Omar Bongo of Gabon Has Died At Age 73

Gabon's President Omar Bongo has died at the age of 73. He was the longest-serving ruler in Africa. He died in a Spanish clinic.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Google launches special sites and services for the Olympics

Google has added multiple sites and services to its various properties for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The company gives the latest updates and information that can be accessed worldwide.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 2 comments
 

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