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A Profile of Choreographer Val Caniparoli -- 20th Anniversaries for 'Lambarena' and 'Lady of the Camellias'

Sean Martinfield | Posted 03.15.2015 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

This season marks the 20th Anniversary of choreographer Val Caniparoli's immensely popular ballet, Lambarena. The work was created in 1995 for San Francisco Ballet and - at the heart of its inspirational force - Principal Dancer Evelyn Cisneros.

Russia Bans Black Soccer Player For Reacting To Racism

AP | Posted 12.05.2014 | Sports

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Football Union banned a club player for three matches on Friday for showing an offensive gesture to fans who racially abus...

Saving the World, One Park at a Time

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

More than 300 terrestrial animal species have been driven to extinction since 1500. The creation and maintenance of well-managed protected areas provide the greatest promise of ending the extinction crisis confronting our Earth's best of the wild.

Killing Elephants for Chinese Chopsticks: Gabon to Stop the Blood-Ivory Trade

T. Dean Reed | Posted 05.28.2014 | Green
T. Dean Reed

Conservationists agree that if China would only join the United States, Europe, and the many African countries actively fighting the illicit ivory trade, the elephant population could be stabilized and grow again.

France's 19th Century Foreign Policy Fails in 2014

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Since Operation Sangaris was launched, however, the French military has proven powerless to stop the sectarian violence, which took more than a thousand lives in Bangui last month.

Crushing the Ivory Trade

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has taken the unprecedented step of pulverizing nearly six tons of elephant ivory stored at the National Wildlife Property Repository in Colorado.

Africa's Olympic Potential

Richard Attias | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Richard Attias

Economic growth across the African continent makes the prospect of holding the Olympic Games there an exciting one. Former IOC president, Jacques Rogg...

Letter to President Obama from Richard Attias

Richard Attias | Posted 08.26.2013 | World
Richard Attias

Barack Hussein Obama President of the United States of America The White House Washington, DC 26 June 2013 Dear Mr. President, In a few hours yo...

Gabon and Central African Republic Achieve Agreement to Protect Critical Elephant Population

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 07.30.2013 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

The wave of poaching devastating central Africa's forest elephant population may see some relief with a new agreement forged by the governments of Gabon and the Central African Republic (CAR) to improve management of CAR's wildlife resources.

Disturbing Photos Of Elephant Slaughter

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.07.2013 | Green

The picture is bleak for forest elephants in Gabon. The Minkebe National Park, intended to be a haven for the African country's elephant population, h...

Start-Up Africa

Richard Attias | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business
Richard Attias

As Europe and the US struggle to get their finances in order, and the BRIC nations do their best to build on recent successes, another continent has been quietly gaining pace. And lately not so quietly.

Update: Palestine at the UN: What Will and What Will Not Happen

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Somehow the Palestinian bid at the United Nations for a game changer has fallen flat so far. But amid the changes in the Arab world, it has focused attention on the issue again and again.

Palestine at UN: What Will and What Will Not Happen

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 01.09.2012 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The Palestinians are not expected to get the required nine votes in the UN Security Council they need for membership in the world body, regardless of whether the United States casts a veto or abstains.

Pilgrimage to Albert Schweitzer's Lambarene

Katherine Marshall | Posted 11.05.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

"Responsibility is a difficult thing. Most people prefer to accept a common code of behavior that takes from them the need to make choices and leaves them simply with the obligation to obey ... "

Obama Set To Meet With Leaders Of Nigeria, Gabon

AP | Posted 08.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has set White House meetings next week with two African leaders. The White House says Obama will hold talks next...

Matt Sledge

Dem Rep, Hillary Clinton Praised 'The Next Mubarak,' Gabon's Ali Bongo | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Protesters in the Central African nation of Gabon are looking for their own revolution in the wake of the tumult that toppled Egypt President Hosni Mu...

PHOTOS: Adorable Baby Gorilla Born

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Kipenzi, an adorable 4.5 pound baby gorilla, debuted her cute self to the public this Tuesday at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. While born on Janu...

Ape Heads And Body Parts Seized In Huge Gabon Bust

AP | ANITA POWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — Authorities in Central Africa have arrested five people who were found with the heads of 12 chimpanzees and an endangered gorilla...

US military carries out joint exercises in Africa

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

JOHANNESBURG — The U.S. military has begun an exercise in the African nation of Gabon with personnel from 25 African countries to improve command and control between forces for possible peacekeeping or anti-terrorism missions, a spokesman said Wednesday.

Some 200 personnel are participating in the Africa Endeavor exercise that tests abilities of African militaries to communicate with each other, Vince Crawley, a spokesman for U.S. Africa Command, told The Associated Press.

Africom, as the command is known, is sponsoring the exercise and much of the instruction is done by U.S. military personnel based in Europe and the United States, said Eric S. Elliott, another U.S. military spokesman.

"The overall objective is to achieve a level of communications interoperability and compatibility that will allow partner nations to successfully conduct future multinational operations," Elliott said.

Guinea, whose military forces fired on pro-democracy demonstrators Monday, killing more than 150 people, was not participating, the spokesmen said.

Despite Obama in Ghana, a Bad Month for African Democracy

Todd Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Todd Moss

In Mauritania the vote was so obviously suspicious that the electoral chief resigned and the opposition rejected the results.

Sudan War Crimes: ICC, Moreno-Ocampo Under Increased Fire From African Leaders

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When Luis Moreno-Ocampo charged Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir with war crimes last year, the International Criminal Court prosecutor was ha...

Bongo Funeral: Sarkozy Jeered

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

French President Nicolas Sarkozy was jeered as he joined heads of state in the capital of Gabon, Libreville, for the funeral of President Omar Bongo....

Omar Bongo, President of Gabon, Dies At Age 73


LIBREVILLE, Gabon — Gabon President Omar Bongo, the world's longest-serving president whose 42-year rule was a throwback to an era when Africa w...

The corrupt nepotist who ruled Gabon for 40 years

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Omar Bongo was so successful at the art of holding on to power that by the end of his life there was no one left in his country with enough authority...

Feds Seize "Survivor" Artifacts

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — The federal tribe has spoken: A contaminated monkey skull, termite-infested statues and other African artifacts of the TV show "Sur...