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  • High-flying son of African president wanted by French authorities

     
    The son of the autocratic president of Equatorial Guinea is wanted by French authorities investigating him for alleged corruption. Police have already confiscated 14 luxury cars belonging to Teodoro Obiang....
  • Clinton calls to 'rid the world' of Kony as attacks rise

     
    The notorious militia headed by Joseph Kony that has kidnapped hundreds of children and forced them to fight and serve as sex slaves must be stopped, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday in Uganda. But refugee and activist groups say the Lord&#...
  • Elephants Safe in Congo Park Amidst Slaughter in Surrounding Forests

    Elephants Safe in Congo Park Amidst Slaughter in Surrounding Forests
    The loss of 5,000 forest elephants to poachers in northern Republic of Congo over the past five years makes protected areas for Africa’s dwindling wildlife more important than ever, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. Conservationists...
  • Brickyard 400 Media Day: Juan Montoya ready for redemption

    Brickyard 400 Media Day: Juan Montoya ready for redemption
    For ten minutes, he never let his smile get away from him-even after two races did at the same venue the past two years. Juan Pablo Montoya chose to focus on the positive during his NASCAR media session at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Friday in...
  • Congo Park Expanded to Protect Chimpanzees

    Congo Park Expanded to Protect Chimpanzees
    The Republic of Congo has formally expanded Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park to protect an increasingly rare treasure: one of Africa’s most pristine forests and a population of “naive” chimpanzees with so little exposure to humans that the...
  • Conflict Minerals -- how your electronics help fuel a violent conflict in Africa

    Conflict Minerals -- how your electronics help fuel a violent conflict in Africa
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Could your mobile phone, your computer, or even your gaming system help create violence somewhere thousands of miles away? According to one advocacy group, they do. "You don't think a lot about the purchases you make every day,"...
  • Fashion's Night Out

    Fashion's Night Out is an unprecedented global initiative created to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence and put the fun back into shopping. For one night only, this Thursday, September 8, 2011 designers, celebrities, models and fashion editors...
  • Fundraising concert at Busch Gardens to feature Don Felder, J.D. Souther and Sam Bush

    Fundraising concert at Busch Gardens to feature Don Felder, J.D. Souther and Sam Bush
    The James River Jam, an event subtitled "A night of music, a world of change," will bring a crowd of big-name musicians to Busch Gardens Williamsburg on Nov. 11. The list of stars playing the fund-raising concert includes Don Felder, John Oates, J.D....
  • Ivory poaching highest in two decades

    Ivory poaching highest in two decades
    Ebony and Ivory are supposed to live in perfect harmony. It’s just too bad the ivory in the Congo is sitting in fear instead of harmony! Poaching elephants for their ivory tusks is the worst the Garamba National Park’s Chief Ranger has seen...
  • Congo new monkeys discovered

    Congo new monkeys discovered
    Like monkeys? Good.  Here's another one... And he's new!  It's the cercopithecus lomamiensis, but the locals call him lesula.  Living in the democratic republic of congo, this shy monkey was only discovered in 2007.
  • Bigger Gorillas Better at Attracting Mates & Raising Young

    Bigger Gorillas Better at Attracting Mates & Raising Young
    Conservationists with the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology have found that larger male gorillas living in the rainforests of Congo seem to be more successful than smaller ones at attracting mates and...
  • Five nonsmokers' paradises

    Five nonsmokers' paradises
    The world's biggest tobacco-consuming countries, including Greece, Russia and Austria, are also among the top travel spots, but the opposite isn't quite the case. Countries with the lowest reported adult smokers, as you'll notice in the list below, don't...