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China says illegal hunting and trading of wild animals will be severely punished

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China will severely punish the illegal hunting and trading of wild animals, it said in its government work report issued on Friday, as it...

Moroccan smugglers embark on long new route to ship drugs to Europe

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With the usual routes to Europe closed by the coronavirus pandemic, Moroccan drug traffickers are making a circuitous journey involving food trucks and fishing...

Zambia reopens border with Tanzania to cargo after COVID-19 closure

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Zambia reopened its Nakonde border with Tanzania on Friday for cargo after a five-day closure of the transit point for copper and cobalt exports...

Kenya closes borders to Tanzania and Somalia over coronavirus

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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday banned movement across the country’s borders with Tanzania and Somalia to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. He...

Tanzania/Zambia border re-opening on the cards

Zambia, which closed its border with Tanzania to stem the spread of coronavirus, could reach an agreement with its neighbour over passage of cargo...

Border safeguarding is a Department of Defence priority

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In its strategic plan for the five year period ending 2025, the Department of Defence (DoD) focuses on a number of issues it sees...

Coronavirus could trigger flow of asylum seekers

The coronavirus lockdown cut the number of asylum seekers reaching Europe, but the pandemic could trigger more arrivals in future if it worsens turmoil...

Lesotho deploys more soldiers to boost border control

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Lesotho has beefed up border security with the deployment of more soldiers to control illegal crossing into the country. There were already some 1 000...

Pushbacks of Mediterranean migrant boats ring alarm bells

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Restrictions against humanitarians rescuing migrant boats in the central Mediterranean put lives at risk and must be lifted immediately the UN human rights office...

Malta exits EU Mediterranean patrols

Malta told its European Union partners it would no longer take part in a new Mediterranean mission to stop arms reach warring factions in...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...