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Rhino poaching numbers down, elephant losses increase

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Last year was a better one for South Africa’s rhino population with a decline in poaching, particularly in national parks, reported and for the...

Cigarettes, fake clothing and footwear confiscated by border patrols

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Soldiers have yet again seized hundreds of thousands of rands worth of illegal and counterfeit clothing and footwear destined for South Africa’s massive informal...

Massive cocaine haul in Cape Verde

Police in Cape Verde seized nearly ten tonnes of cocaine and arrested 11 people on a Russian vessel docked in the capital, police said,...

ISS: Maghreb’s changing politics of migration

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Irregular migration by people from the Maghreb is rising. Countries of the region that were previously transit spaces, have become zones of departure for...

Two poaching attempts foiled in KZN

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KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Sihle Zikalala has commended law authorities for the arrest of suspected poachers in two poaching...

Colombia recovers bodies of 12 African migrants drowned in accident

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Colombia’s navy has recovered the bodies of 12 African migrants, including seven children, who died in a shipwreck in the Caribbean, a source from...

Uganda seizes ivory, pangolin scales worth an estimated $8 million

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Uganda seized a contraband shipment of ivory and pangolin scales it said was the largest the country had ever taken, with a market value...

Aid effort brings little relief for migrants trapped in Libya

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A bigger presence of relief agencies, U.N. workers and diplomats in Libya has done little to ease the plight of migrants abused in detention...

Looking for friends, Sudan’s Bashir reopens Eritrea border

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Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, apparently searching for regional friends amid weeks of protests against his 30-year rule, announced on Thursday he was reopening the...

Mediterranean rated the world’s deadliest sea crossing

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Six people died every day last year trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe – “the world’s deadliest sea crossing” - the UN...

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Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

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