Kenya: Notorious Wildlife Trafficker Extradited to the U.S.

Kenya extradited the last escaping member of a prominent wildlife trafficking syndicate to the United States, where he is wanted for trafficking huge amounts of ivory and rhino horn, the country’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said on Sunday.

Russia’s Heavy Crackdown on Media Continues

Moscow continued this week to silence media and journalists known for their critical or investigative coverage of political and social issues in the country, cracking down on all those whose reporting does not reflect the Kremlin’s narrative.

Kyrgyz Public Questions Government’s Silence over $1.1B Gold Sale

The government’s initial silence about the export of a record amount of gold to an undisclosed client last year raised eyebrows these days in Kyrgyzstan, where the gold mining industry has been shrouded in secrecy and the largest mine is rumored to be rife with corruption.