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  • Notorious cross-border poaching kingpin fights Bots extradition

    October 24, 2017 2:42 PM 22

    NOTORIOUS Zimbabwe cross-border poaching kingpin, Dumisani Moyo, who is facing extradition to Botswana over various poaching offences in that country, yesterday pleaded with the Harare Magistrates’ Court to protect him and stop his extradition by the International Police (Interpol). Moyo, who appeared before magistrate Josephine Sande, told the court

  • Seizures of elephant ivory hit 30-year high

    October 24, 2017 11:05 AM 48

    Elephant ivory seizures have hit their highest level for almost 30 years while poaching incidents have stabilised, according to the world conservation body. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, known as Cites, said that last year about 40 tonnes of ivory were seized from poachers and from people trying to import into places such as mainland

  • LATEST: No cash for individuals at the banks, says Bankers Association

    October 24, 2017 10:47 AM 43

    Business Reporter The Bankers Association of Zimbabwe (BAZ) says banks are currently prioritising exporters for cash withdrawals and foreign currency allocation over individual account holders due to the prevailing cash shortages. Responding to questions at the recently held ZimTrade annual exporters’ conference held in the capital, BAZ president Dr Charity

  • Elephant poaching in Africa falls but ivory seizures up: Study

    October 24, 2017 9:15 AM 60

    Elephant poaching in Africa declined for a fifth straight year in 2016 but seizures of illegal ivory hit record highs, the CITES monitor said on Tuesday, calling it a "conflicting phenomena". In its latest report, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species also noted that despite the overall fall in poaching, Africa's elephant population

  • North Korea may use ALGAE to fight against brutal sanctions as World War 3 looms

    October 24, 2017 9:04 AM 27

    NORTH Korea could be developing ALGAE as a way to work around sanctions imposed by the international community. The rogue state is reportedly beefing up research to strengthen its energy and food security. Analysis website 38 North reported the algae industry could gradually "mitigate the negative effects of sanctions both on the country's energy supply

  • Ivory seizures hit record levels last year, report says

    October 24, 2017 12:23 AM 56

    Ivory seizures around the world hit record levels last year, with elephant poaching in Africa declining for a fifth year in a row, a report says. About 40 tonnes of trafficked ivory was recovered, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) report says. While poaching killed 111,000 African elephants over the last decade, in most places

  • UN Adds 32 Items to List of Prohibited Goods for N. Korea

    October 23, 2017 11:42 PM 23

    A United Nations(UN) committee has added 32 items to a list of prohibited items of dual use that could be used by North Korea as weapons. The Associated Press said on Monday that the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee on North Korea reported the additions to the Security Council. The additions reportedly range from boxes that can be used to carry

  • Youths resort to other forms of drugs

    October 23, 2017 4:00 AM 30

    On Wednesday four male youths residing in Gaborone North location were caught red handed by the police abusing a certain mixture of a liqueur called Zorba, Broncleer cough syrup and Fanta Grape soft drink. Upon their arrest, the police also confiscated a Chelsea (counterfeit) cigarette and dagga, the latter suspected to have been taken together with the drink

  • Fierce battle for F/town East ensues

    October 23, 2017 4:00 AM 35

    The electoral period comes with its own fair share of the good and the controversial. Politicians go to great lengths to woo voters to their side in order to win the elections. It is a well-known fact that as elections approach; politicians will try by all means to curry favour with the electorate. Politicians use items like cheap clothes, food, alcohol

  • Palace slams IPU for 'bullying'

    October 21, 2017 6:14 AM 63

    MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Saturday accused an international lawmakers group of bullying for its plan to send an observer here to monitor the trial of a detained senator who is critical of the administration. In its report, the Inter-Parliamentary Union recently said it is sending an observer to monitor the trial of embattled Sen. Leila de Lima as soon as it commences