The United States has done it. The Philippines and China too. Even Hong Kong has said it will destroy some of its contraband ivory. But ahead of a conservation conference in London next month where world leaders will descend to seek a solution to wildlife crime, the debate about the future of stockpiles is set to heat up.
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Sunday 20 February 2011
Prices have been slashed by half from 2 March to 30 April at Hotel Crillon le Brave near Avignon in France. From £53 per person per night.
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Saturday 19 February 2011
Saturday 11 December 2010
Zambia's central bank has appointed South Africa's FirstRand (FSRJ.J) to run a key commercial bank facing collapse due to poor management, a central bank spokesman said today.
Saturday 20 November 2010
Singita Faru Faru Lodge, Tanzania
From the outside, the nine stone, canvas and thatched suites at this lodge look like classic safari territory, but the interiors are pure contemporary chic with panoramic windows and mirrored room dividers. The communal areas are bedded into the terraced hillside and scattered with squishy sofas. A river-sand "beach" has been created for sunbathing, while a curved swimming pool overlooks a waterhole.
Thursday 11 November 2010
Thursday 04 November 2010
A court in Zambia has freed on bail two Chinese managers accused of attempted murder for shooting and wounding 11 coal miners during a protest over pay and working conditions.
Sunday 26 September 2010
Saturday 18 September 2010
In Zambia, the Brits get fleeced even before they've passed immigration. Every visitor has to pay a £50 tax on entry, but the British are the only visitors to have their children taxed, too. They have passports, see.
Saturday 03 July 2010
Sunday 20 June 2010
Baroness Park: Diplomat and Intelligence Service officer who served in Moscow, Hanoi, Africa and Mongolia
Saturday 27 March 2010
The shade of Daphne Park would not be the least disconcerted or offended – she was a Lady of powerful opinions pungently expressed – by being dubbed "Baroness Spooks".
Saturday 20 March 2010
Saturday 27 February 2010
Sunday 14 February 2010
Dambisa Moyo argues in this book that African aid is not working. Its epigraph is a heart-rending message that was found on the bodies of Guinean teenage stowaways who attempted to reach Europe in the landing gear of an airliner. To "the Excellencies and officials of Europe", it pleads: "We ask you to help us to study so we can be like you."
Friday 22 January 2010
Zambia weathered a late rally to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in 14 years after securing top spot in Group D.
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