Category Archives: General

Botswana to Proceed with Elephant Hunts Despite Red List

Authorities in Botswana say the elephant hunting season will go ahead as planned, despite a world conservation body listing African elephants as endangered. Botswana’s government argues its elephant population – the world’s largest – is growing too fas…

With Ship Now Freed, Probe Into Suez Canal Blockage Begins

Experts on Tuesday boarded the massive container ship that had blocked Egypt’s vital Suez Canal and disrupted global trade for nearly a week, seeking answers to a single question that could mean billions of dollars in legal implications: What went wron…

Suez Canal Backup Could Clear in About 4 Days

Officials said Tuesday the backlog of ships trying to pass through the Suez Canal could take about four days to work through, following nearly a week in which the vital waterway was blocked by a massive container ship.The assessment came from both the …

Stuck Ship Thrusts Sleepy Suez Canal Village into Limelight

AMER, EGYPT – The sleepy farming village of Amer overlooks the Suez Canal, one of the world’s most important waterways. Last week, the village was suddenly thrust into the limelight after a massive container ship, the Ever Given, got stuck nearby.The c…

Suez Canal Authority says Ship ’80 percent’ Refloated

Officials with the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said Monday they have succeeded in moving the massive container ship Ever Given “80 percent” in the right direction, signaling the six-day blockage of the crucial waterway may be coming to an end.Officials …

Sudan, Rebel Group Sign Agreement on Separation of Religion and State

The Sudanese government and a major rebel group from its southern Nuba Mountains on Sunday signed a document which paves the way for a final peace agreement by guaranteeing freedom of worship to all while separating religion and the state. The signing…