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    11-Dec-2014 to 15:44

    Mozambique officials under investigation over rhino horn smuggling

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Security staff and other officials at the Maputo international airport in Mozambique are under investigation for alleged involvement in the smuggling of rhino horns, the local media reported on Thursday.

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    10-Dec-2014 to 12:46

    US donates equipment for fight against rhino poaching in S/Africa

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The United States State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs has donated a trailer containing surveillance and investigative equipment to help South Africa’s Free State Province to fight the illegal trade in fauna and flora as well as rhino poaching, according to the province’s tourism and environment department on Wednesday.

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    09-Dec-2014 to 14:36

    Eco-friendly fisheries management confab opens in Dakar

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The first international conference on “Eco-friendly approach for the management of fisheries and marine environment in West African waters” (ICAWA 2014) kicked off Tuesday in Dakar, Senegal.

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    08-Dec-2014 to 12:10

    Minister warns Namibians against harbouring poachers

    APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — Environment and Tourism Minister Uahekua Herunga said Namibians who are collaborating with international poaching syndicates must stop this illegal practice or face the wrath of the law, Namibian Sun reported Monday.

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    03-Dec-2014 to 13:41

    Two weeks Ebola lock down begins in northern Sierra Leone district

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The people of Tonkolili District in northern Sierra Leone on Wednesday began a two week\'s lock down as part of efforts to contain the Ebola epidemic in the country.

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    03-Dec-2014 to 12:07

    Human rights NGO slams Botswana’s 2016 zero HIV infection target

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA) on Wednesday dismissed The Zero New Infections target set for 2016 by the government as unattainable. Speaking at the World Aids Day commemoration on Tuesday, President Ian Khama said Botswana aims to achieve its zero infection targets by 2016.

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    03-Dec-2014 to 12:04

    Botswana Bushmen petition British royal over hunting ban

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — A leader of the Botswana Bushmen has appealed to Prince William of the United Kingdom for help in recognizing that tribal peoples who hunt for food are not poachers, APA learns here on Wednesday.

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