The Ivory Wars: how poaching in Central Africa fuels the LRA and janjaweed - By Keith Somerville

From African Arguments Mon Jan 14 2013, 06:21:25

There are no final or totally verifiable figures for the numbers of elephants slaughtered for their ivory in 2012. However, reports from Cameroon, DR Congo, South Sudan and the Central African Republic suggest a massive and continuing rise in killings

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

South Sudan:   Bad News for Beijing As Rebels Attack Oil Fields (analysis)
African Arguments
16 April 2014

The current conflict in South Sudan has now lasted nearly half a year, killing thousands and displacing hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese. Oil, South Sudan's only major source of revenue, has ... [read more]

Uganda:   South Sudanese, Who Are Again Refugees in Uganda, See No Reason to Ever Go Home (press release)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
16 April 2014

When Joseph Anyang Ngong took his family home from Uganda in 2005, he thought a safe and secure future lay before them in Sudan's Bor region. Now that his family are back in Uganda as refugees for a ... [read more]

Sud-Soudan:   Attaque rebelle contre la ville pétrolière de Bentiu (news)
Radio France Internationale
15 April 2014

Des combats ont éclaté lundi et se sont poursuivis ce mardi 15 avril à Bentiu, dans la ville pétrolière stratégique de Bentiu, dans l'Etat du Haut-Nil. [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!