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Global Risk Insights, 12:51 pm
Wildlife tourism represents 80% of total annual travel sales to Africa. Environmental crime deprives countries of future revenue. After China announced last week that it plans to end all commerce in ivory by the end of 2017, illegal poaching is back in the spotlight. Corruption remains the key enabler of wildlife trafficking. High-level members of poaching syndicates, sometimes government officials, are rarely convicted. The fight against environmental crime has to be addressed as a political issue. It’s the world’s fourth largest crime sector after drug smuggling, counterfeiting and human trafficking.
Dana Sanchez, 5:22 pm
Ramadan began June 5. Observant Muslims fast during daylight hours and avoid sin on Ramadan. Gambia went a step further, banning music day and night throughout the holy period. Ramadan is meant to be a time of spiritual discipline, says a convert to Islam. But it’s also a time of celebration and joy. Around Africa, other restrictions have been placed on musical expression. A presidential election in The Gambia is scheduled for December.
Staff and Global Risk Insights, 12:12 am
The secretary general of Tanzania’s China-Africa Business Council has been charged with smuggling ivory. She owns a popular Chinese restaurant in Dar es Salaam. “It’s the news that we all have been waiting for for years,” said a U.S.-based conservation group. “Finally, a high-profile Chinese trafficker is in jail. Hopefully she can lead us to other major traffickers and corrupt government officials.”
Keren Mikva, 9:10 am AFKI Original
The International Criminal Court questions whether Côte d’Ivoire is trying former first lady Simone Gbagbo on sufficient charges. She has been charged by Côte d’Ivoire with crimes against humanity including genocide. The ICC says killings, rapes, and acts causing great suffering or serious injury to people are not being considered. If Côte d’Ivoire refuses to turn Simone over, and ICC member states vote to carry out the ICC indictment, the country could face sanctions. Here’s an inside look at Cote d’Ivoire’s embattled former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, and the ongoing controversy surrounding her trial and the ICC.
Makula Dunbar, 10:28 am
Emergency crews in South Africa rescued 11 miners who were trapped while working illegally in an abandoned gold mine near Johannesburg on Sunday, but other miners decided to stay underground to avoid being arrested, emergency workers said. More than 200 miners were initially reported to be in the mine, based on estimates from those who had been trapped.
Makula Dunbar, 9:57 am
Two staffers at Al Jazeera’s Egyptian channel Al Jazeera Mubashr Misr have been detained for allegedly possessing illegal transmission equipment, according to a judicial statement. They were arrested at an Al Jazeera Mubashr Misr office in Cairo’s Agouza district on Thursday and ordered to be detained for four days pending investigations. Authorities also seized “unlicensed” equipment.
Keren Mikva, 1:00 pm
In a stroke of burglar brilliance, Juan Gonzales Jr. broke into a woman’s home in Colorado and stole her phone. Shortly after, he friended her on Facebook. She immediately identified him and police picked him up based on tracking signals from the phone, along with texts he sent to the victim’s friend – wait, what?
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