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Arrests in connection with illegal lion bone smuggling

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Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy congratulated the Green Scorpions on the arrest of three suspects in connection with lion bone smuggling. “The success...

Med migrant death toll tops thousand mark

More than 1 000 migrants died in the Mediterranean Sea this year, the sixth year in a row that “bleak milestone” has been reached,...

Migrants flee after rescue

At least 71 illegal migrants rescued after four days in distress at sea were brought to shore east of Tripoli on Sunday but fled...

Migrants drown off Morocco

Seven Moroccan migrants were found dead off Morocco’s Atlantic coast near Casablanca after their boat capsized, the interior ministry said. Three others were taken...

Boat capsizes off Libya

A boat with more than 50 people on board capsized off Libyan, the United Nations said, the latest accident involving migrants trying to reach...

Migrants rescued off Canary Islands

Dozens of African migrants attempting to reach the Canary Islands in a battered wooden canoe were rescued off the Spanish archipelago, emergency services said....

Sudan shuts borders

Sudan’s transitional government ordered immediate closure of the nation’s borders with Libya and Central African Republic, citing security and economic “dangers”. A statement by...

ISS: Global war against drugs reaches Kenya

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The first sentencing of a Kenyan on drug trafficking charges took place in New York on 16 August. Baktash Akasha, son of Akasha Abdalla,...

South Africa’s rhino poaching numbers decrease

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South African Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy has said efforts to save the rhino are paying off as poaching numbers decrease, with...

Libyan coastguard picks up migrants

Libya’s Coast Guard picked up 493 migrants on six inflatable boats in six operations in a week northeast and northwest of Tripoli. The migrants,...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...