Los Angeles, California - UCLA professor Tom Smith has conducted research in Cameroon for more than 30 years, and preserving and improving the region is more than a career to him. It’s his life’s work, and now he and a major African institute have created an international partnership that could save the Congo rainforest and transform the troubled Congo Basin.

Stanford, California - Greece's best approach to its crisis would be to overhaul its economic policy to favor growth-oriented, business-friendly measures, according to Stanford economist John B. Taylor.

Vienna, Austria - Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks on the Iran Negotiations in Vienna:

Fairfield, Connecticut - The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Wednesday, July 1, announced in Dar es Salaam that it was expecting the number of Burundian refugees in Tanzania to increase from the current 70,000 to between 250,000 and 500,000 as a result of the continued volatile situation related to the presidential elections in Burundi, scheduled to be held on July 15.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I offer our warmest congratulations to the people of Solomon Islands on your Independence Day on July 7.

Washington, DC - Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza’s continued disregard for the Arusha Agreement has resulted in dozens of deaths, the exodus of over 144,000 Burundians to neighboring countries, and a freefall in the Burundian economy causing suffering to millions of Burundians. The Burundian Government’s decision to push forward with the June 29 parliamentary elections despite the complete absence of the necessary conditions for credible elections and widespread calls, including from the African Union and United Nations, to delay the voting further exacerbated an already dire situation.