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October 2, 2018 1:03 PM Myanmar is the new illegal ivory market for African elephants, says report

Myanmar, a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand is now the new growing market for ivory trade. This is according to a new report by ivory trade specialists Lucy Vigne and the late Esmond Martin, which shows that one town in particular in Myanmar, Mong La - a frontier town in the notorious 91

November 2, 2017 12:55 PM Ezekiel Mutua wants ‘gay’ lions spotted in Maasai Mara isolated

Moral policeman Ezekial Mutua now wants two male lions spotted in the Masaai Mara engaging in ‘sexual contact’ to be kept in isolation. The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) chief executive also wants the two gay lions to be subjected to scientific research to determine how they acquired homosexual behavior. In an interview with Nairobi News, Mr Mutua 586

November 1, 2017 9:45 AM Latest update on Lake Nakuru chopper crash search mission

The search and recovery operation into the Lake Nakuru chopper crash which occurred on Thursday, October 21 is still ongoing, about two weeks since the incident occurred. No other bodies have been recovered since those of Captain Apollo Malowa and Anthony Kipyego were recovered on October 23. The National Disaster Operation Center (NDOC), in a statement 223

October 29, 2017 9:04 PM Animals recovered after collaboration between security officers, county officials

The Turkana County government will recompense the Jie community of neighbouring Uganda for the death of a boy during a cattle raid. The raid that occurred early this month in Kotido district, Uganda, led to the death of one person and the theft of 44 head of cattle. “The county government is facilitating negotiations for compensation of the life lost, according 48

October 29, 2017 1:31 AM Alarm as carcasses find their way to dining table in Nairobi

The officers tell of an elaborate black market where meat inspectors are threatened with death at slaughterhouses if they refuse to clear sick or dead animals for consumption. A survey of the livestock food chain in Nairobi, by a team of local and UK livestock experts say 90 per cent of sick and dead cows are eaten with 60 per cent of them passing through 49

October 28, 2017 2:48 PM Geologists join search in Nakuru chopper crash

A team of 10 geologists from the Ministry of Mining has arrived in Nakuru to help in the recovery of of debris and bodies of three victims of last Saturday's Lake Nakuru helicopter crash. However, they could not start their work immediately as it was still raining. The team from the Geology Department brought with them a magnetometer that will complement 58

October 25, 2017 11:09 PM Nonprofit works with veterinarians and farmers to protect rhinos from poachers in South Africa

Christine Romo/ABC News(SOUTH AFRICA) — It may seem like a jarring scene — a rhinoceros, sedated, as veterinary staff saw off its horn — but this is now becoming increasingly common across South Africa as farmers and others desperately try to save the animals from extinction. “It’s the lesser of two evils. Do you leave the horn and let someone poach 90

October 24, 2017 6:26 AM CITES: Elephant poaching in Africa falls, ivory seizures up

An elephant family at the Garamba National Park in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where in the past three years alone, over 100,000 African elephants have been killed for their tusks. African Parks, a non-profit organization now in charge of Garamba National Park’s rehabilitation, has taken a number of measures, including doubling patrol 57

October 22, 2017 10:35 PM Man shot as city residents protest against suspicious meeting

One person was injured by a stray bullet as Nairobi's Lucky Summer residents protested against a meeting they suspected was being attended by members of the outlawed Mungiki sect. The residents questioned the motive of the group whose attendants said they were at a prayer meeting. The residents became suspicious when they noticed the absence of women 36

October 22, 2017 1:24 PM Man shot in Lucky Summer as residents storm Mungiki ‘prayer’ meeting

One person was injured by a bullet as Lucky Summer residents in Nairobi protested a meeting they suspected to be held by members of the outlawed Mungiki sect. The residents questioned the group’s motive which was said to be at a prayer meeting where women were conspicuously absent with some bizarre acts also reported. “Which prayer meeting happens without 31