ENVIRONNEMENT | ENVIRONMENT

05-May-2015 to 16:56

Mozambique police impounds rhino horns, money

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Police authorities in Mozambique have announced the seizure of 4.6 kilos of rhinoceros horns, $93,500, 2,400 South African rand which is equivalent to $200 dollars, and four cell phones at the weekend as part of an operation to crack down on smuggling of wildlife species, the local media reported on Tuesday.

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30-Apr-2015 to 10:25

Botswana expects relatively warm winter

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s Department of Meteorological Services (DMS) said Thursday that a relatively warm winter is expected countrywide.

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29-Apr-2015 to 17:38

Namibia renews anti-poaching vow

APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — The Namibian Minister of Environment and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta has vowed to introduce more stringent measures to deal with poachers of rhino and elephant horns.

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29-Apr-2015 to 15:59

Five-ton ivory stockpile incinerated in Brazzaville

APA-Brazzaville (Congo) — Congolese president Denis Sassou Nguesso and his Chadian counterpart Idriss Deby Itno on Wednesday witnessed the burning in Brazzaville of five tons of ivory stockpile seized from poachers.

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28-Apr-2015 to 20:07

Malawi vows to develop conservation policy

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawi will soon develop a comprehensive National Conservation Policy to guide the country on issues of natural resources and wildlife.

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27-Apr-2015 to 10:16

Zuma sends condolences to Nepal after deadly quake

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Jacob Zuma has conveyed a message of condolences to the government and people of Nepal following a massive earthquake that has left over 5,000 people dead -- and still counting -- and the country completely devastated by the disaster, the Presidency said on Monday.

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23-Apr-2015 to 18:58

Gambian retailers criticise impending ban on plastic bags

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — Minor retailers of locally made foods and other items in The Gambia have criticised the government's decision to ban the use and importation of plastic bags into the country for environmental reasons.

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