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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Friday 08 January 2010
Computers and broadband have enabled Zambian weather forecasting to transform farmers' prospects, writes Basildon Peta
Wednesday 06 January 2010
Thanks to the work of Computer Aid, the Zambian village of Macha has a gateway to the rest of the world
Tuesday 20 October 2009
Six o’clock in the morning at Lusaka International Airport and the flight from London disgorges its load onto the already hot tarmac.
Monday 12 October 2009
Beauty Chirwa is a 23-year-old street vendor who lives in a poor and densely populated neighbourhood called Msisi in Lusaka, Zambia's capital. Every day she walks two hours to collect a pile of magazines from an office, before selling them from a pitch at the side of the traffic-heavy Great East Road in the city centre.
Thursday 27 August 2009
One of Zambia's leading journalists will be in the dock tomorrow, accused of being a pornographer, a charge that carries a five-year sentence if she's convicted. The case against Chansa Kabwela has provoked an outcry in her home country and is stirring fears that one of Africa's success stories could be heading off the rails.
Saturday 22 August 2009
Tuesday 18 August 2009
Saturday 25 July 2009
The trail had gone cold, lost somewhere in a maze of tracks among the purple pan weed. Our guide, Levy, straightened up, wiped his brow and scanned the treeline – but without conviction. It was nearly two hours since we had found the first tell-tale paw print etched in the dust. This, it seemed, was one lion that did not want to be found.
Monday 06 April 2009
Morgan Tsvangirai's four-year-old grandson has drowned less than a month after the Zimbabwe Prime Minister's wife, Susan, was killed in a road crash.
Saturday 28 February 2009
Monday 23 February 2009
Friday 19 December 2008
Monday 01 December 2008
To add to the peril of cholera, Zimbabwe's beleaguered population is now facing anthrax. An outbreak of the deadly infection has killed two children and one adult and spread to 32 others. It is threatening to wipe out at least 60,000 livestock in the northern Zambezi Valley, aggravating the food crisis, Save the Children warned yesterday.
Monday 01 December 2008
Tuesday 11 November 2008
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