Rwanda trains 120 park rangers to fight poaching

Rwanda trains 120 park rangers to fight poaching

A group of 120 park rangers have completed an intense two-months training aimed at equipping them with paramilitary skills and knowledge to provide quality security to Rwanda's ...

Botswana joins Zimbabwe iconic lion killing row

Botswana joins Zimbabwe iconic lion killing row

The government of Botswana said on Friday that it has learnt with deep concern of the killing of a collared and protected lion by an American national, a certain Walter James ...

Unprotected CAR Muslims forced to abandon their religion – Amnesty Int’l

Unprotected CAR Muslims forced to abandon their religion – Amnesty Int’l

Muslims returning to ethnically-cleansed areas of western Central African Republic (CAR) have in some cases been forced to abandon their religion, said Amnesty International in a ...

Botswana leader expresses concern with prevalence of serious crime

Botswana leader expresses concern with prevalence of serious crime

Botswana President Ian Khama said Friday that many of the concerns from Botswana is that despite the best efforts of the police, during 2015, there has been a disturbing increase in ...

Botswana leader nominated for African magazine music award

Botswana leader nominated for African magazine music award

Botswana President Seretse Khama Ian Khama will on the 10th of October be amongst award recipients at the highly anticipated African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMA) to be held in ...

Nigerian media focus on moles in the army and Buhari’s visit to Cameroon

Nigerian media focus on moles in the army and Buhari’s visit to Cameroon

The problem of moles in the army, Nigeria-Cameroon demarcation of border, low usage of liquefied petroleum gas, and former ruling party's profligacy were the main stories in ...

Foreign convicts in Lesotho face various challenges – sources

Foreign convicts in Lesotho face various challenges – sources

The President of the Ex- Convicts Association in Lesotho, Nkalimeng Mothobi says foreign convicts in Lesotho prison cells are encountering daunting challenges such as lack of ...

S/Africa: Breastfeeding at workplace reduces job absenteeism – Nutritionist

Working mothers in Africa must be able to breastfeed their children and employers should regard this practice as a normal and acceptable practice in the workplace‚ a South African nutritionist has advised.This advice comes ahead of World Breastfeeding Awareness Week from 1-7 August. “If mothers are breastfeeding or expressing milk at work their babies are less likely to get sick. This means less absenteeism ...

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Gambia superior courts begin vacation

The Gambia superior courts including the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court have commenced a three month vacation period before resuming in October. A notice posted on the wall of the High Court in Banjul on Friday states that the listed courts will be taking a three month vacation period. However, there will be a sitting judge who will be presiding over cases during the course of the holiday ...

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Malawi gov’t denies shortage of drug in public hospitals

Malawi government has assured the nation that it has enough stocks of medicines and supplies at its Central Medical Stores Trust (CMST), ruling out reports of shortage of drugs in public hospitals.Minister of Health, Jean Kalirani, said Friday that for the past 18 to 24 months, stock position at the CMST has immensely improved with just a stock out rate of 30 percent compared to a 95 percent stock out rate ...

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Rwanda trains 120 park rangers to fight poaching

A group of 120 park rangers have completed an intense two-months training aimed at equipping them with paramilitary skills and knowledge to provide quality security to Rwanda's national parks and natural resources.Their graduation on Friday was officiated by the Minister of Internal Security, Sheikh Musa Fasil Harerimana at the Police Training School in Gishari, Rwamagana District-where they were trained. ...

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Zimbabwe demands extradition of US killer of prized lion

The controversy over the killing of Zimbabwe's iconic Cecil the lion took a new twist on Friday as a government official accused the American dentist who committed the crime of harbouring intentions of tarnishing the already frosty relations between Harare and Washington.As outrage grew over the killing of Cecil the lion, Zimbabwe's Environment Minister Oppah Muchinguri said the dentist, Walter Palmer, "had ...

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Botswana joins Zimbabwe iconic lion killing row

The government of Botswana said on Friday that it has learnt with deep concern of the killing of a collared and protected lion by an American national, a certain Walter James Palmer. In a statement issued here Friday, the Botswana government said “It is understood that the lion was lured from Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. We commend the concerned authorities for acting swiftly and arresting the culprits. ...

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Mozambique rhino horns seized in Hong Kong

Two rhino horns cut into pieces, which were mailed from the northern Mozambican city of Pemba, have been seized by customs authorities at Hong Kong International Airport, APA learns here on Friday.The Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department said in a statement that the horns had a total weight of 6.71 kilogrammes and were estimated to be worth more than US$173,000 on the black market. Authorities also said ...

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Unprotected CAR Muslims forced to abandon their religion – Amnesty Int’l

Muslims returning to ethnically-cleansed areas of western Central African Republic (CAR) have in some cases been forced to abandon their religion, said Amnesty International in a report published Friday. The report, “Erased identity: Muslims in ethnically cleansed areas of the Central African Republic”, reveals how Muslims who have returned to their homes in large parts of western CAR following the 2014 ...

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Botswana leader expresses concern with prevalence of serious crime

Botswana President Ian Khama said Friday that many of the concerns from Botswana is that despite the best efforts of the police, during 2015, there has been a disturbing increase in the prevalence of serious crimes such as murder, rape, motor vehicle theft and stock theft Speaking at a judiciary conference in Mahalapye in central Botswana, Khama said “there are also indications that those released on bail by ...

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Botswana leader nominated for African magazine music award

Botswana President Seretse Khama Ian Khama will on the 10th of October be amongst award recipients at the highly anticipated African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMA) to be held in Dallas, United States of America, APA learns here Friday. Through the Botswana Entertainment Promoters Association (BEPA) in conjunction with the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture, President Khama was nominated under the ...

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