Suspected Sudanese ivory poachers shoot dead an unknown number of elephants at the Dzanga-Ndoki National Park world heritage site in the Central African Republic, close to the border with Cameroon and the Republic of the Congo.
At least 43 migrants die in the Mediterranean Sea during a shipwreck. The boat had departed from Zuwara, Libya, carrying migrants from Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and Bangladesh. Eighty-four others were rescued, according to the Red Crescent.
China announces the country's ivory trade is now illegal. In 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping and then-U.S. President Barack Obama announced "near-complete" ivory bans for each country. America's ivory ban went into effect in June 2016.
After yesterday's attack, preserve park authorities discover that twenty-six elephants, including four calves, were killed by poachers in the Dzanga-Ndoki National Park in the Central African Republic.
The International Criminal Court asks the United Nations Security Council to take action over Djibouti's failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who was indicted by the court on charges of war crimes.
The Washington, D.C.-based global lender International Monetary Fund halts funds to the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) used by oil-producing nations in Central Africa, impacting on the Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic.
A plane carrying several Australian mining executives including Ken Talbot disappears in either Cameroon or the Republic of the Congo. [https:--web.archive.org-web-20100621005738-http:--newsinfo.inquirer.net-breakingnews-world-view-20100621-276744-Plane-carrying-Australian-execs-missing-over-Africa ("Philippine Daily Inquirer")] [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-2-hi-world-africa-10361073.stm (BBC)] [http:--uk.reuters.com-article-idUKTRE65J2B420100620?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews (Reuters)], [http:--www.smh.com.au-business-six-mining-magnates-feared-dead-as-plane-vanishes-in-africa-20100620-ypct.html ("Sydney Morning Herald")]date=August 2019