Ex-Zimbabwe mayor arrested with 120kg of ivory

Ex-Zimbabwe mayor arrested with 120kg of ivory

France24 A former mayor of Zimbabwe's tourist hotspot Victoria Falls was caught with nine elephant tusks weighing 120 kilograms (264 pounds) and arrested with two other suspects, police said Friday. Sifiso Mpofu, 42, was elected mayor in 2013, serving until July last...

UN Tasks Nigeria, Others on Wildlife Trafficking

UN Tasks Nigeria, Others on Wildlife Trafficking

Emmanuel Badejo, Indpendent Newspapers Limited The United Nations Office On Drugs and Crime (UNODC), has expressed worry over trafficking of wildlife in Nigeria, urging the nation and other stakeholders to step up urgent action that would checkmate the trend. UNODC...

Man arrested in Dowa for possessing ivory (Malawi)

Man arrested in Dowa for possessing ivory (Malawi)

Stanley Nkhondoyachepa, Malawi News Agency Police in Dowa have arrested a 33 year old man for illegal possession of two pieces of Ivory weighing 4.228 Kilograms.    Public Relations Officer (PRO) for Dowa Police, Sergeant Richard Kaponda said police arrested...