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    25-Dec-2014 to 11:52

    S/Africa: 150 left homeless in Christmas blazes

    APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — About 150 people were left homeless when separate fires ravaged shacks in informal settlements near Cape Town and Johannesburg on Christmas Eve and Thursday morning.

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    23-Dec-2014 to 10:36

    Zimbabwe runs out of ivory storage space as US import ban bites

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabwe has run out of storage space for ivory and rhino horns due to to a ban slapped by the United States on importation of trophy from the southern African country, a conservationist said Tuesday.

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    19-Dec-2014 to 16:04

    Five Zimbabwe families relocated after flooding

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — At least five families have been relocated from Zimbabwe’s Mutare following flooding that occurred on Wednesday night, state radio reported Friday.

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    17-Dec-2014 to 17:34

    Heavy rains pound southern Mozambique

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Heavy rains that have been pounding southern Mozambique since last weekend have left a trail of extensive damage across the capital Maputo and much of Sofala Province.

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    16-Dec-2014 to 17:29

    Banjul: W/African lawmakers meet over environment governance

    APA-Banjul (Gambia) — Lawmakers from National Assemblies of different countries in West Africa are meeting in The Gambian capital of Banjul for a three-day forum on environmental governance and coastal marine conservation.

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    16-Dec-2014 to 10:05

    Hunting ban hits Botswana communities

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Community trusts operating in Botswana tourist resort Ngamiland have lost millions of dollars and close to 200 jobs as a result of a hunting ban imposed by the government in January, an official said Tuesday.

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    14-Dec-2014 to 11:09

    Mozambique seeks US$50m for fight against palm tree disease

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Agriculture authorities in Mozambique\'s central province of Zambezi say the government is seeking US$50 million to restore production of palm trees devastated by the devastating yellowing disease, APA learns here on Sunday.

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