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    08-Jan-2015 to 07:39

    Zimbabwe blasts “politicisation” of elephant sales

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The Zimbabwean government has criticised the “politicisation” of its decision to sell elephants to China and other countries, saying the move is meant to avert an ecological disaster as the southern African country is fast running out of carrying capacity for the animals.

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    06-Jan-2015 to 19:56

    Shell offers £55m to Nigeria oil spill victims

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — In a landmark settlement, oil giant Shell has paid £55 in compensation to the Niger Delta’s Bodo community adversely affected by oil spillages since 2008.

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    06-Jan-2015 to 15:13

    Malawi in crusade against environmental crimes

    APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — The Malawian parliament has set 2015 as the year for the country to fight environmental crimes following massive degradation suffered over the past few years, an official said Tuesday.

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    05-Jan-2015 to 14:33

    Two rhino poachers killed in South Africa

    APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Game rangers on Monday killed two suspected rhino poachers during a dawn encounter in South Africa’s Kruger National Park.

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    05-Jan-2015 to 13:20

    Red Cross seeks assistance for Zimbabwe flood victims

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The Zimbabwe Red Cross Society on Monday appealed for humanitarian assistance to help thousands of people affected by flooding.

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    04-Jan-2015 to 18:23

    Heavy rains trigger flooding in Zimbabwe

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Heavy rains that have been experienced in Zimbabwe during the past week have triggered floods in parts of the country, with several people reportedly drowned in two provinces.

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    31-Dec-2014 to 10:30

    Namibian capital urges residents to slash water consumption

    APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — Authorities in the Namibian capital Windhoek have called on residents to reduce daily water usage by at least 10 percent to ease pressure on the city’s dwindling water reservoirs, state media reported Wednesday.

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