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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 172

November 2, 2017 7:31 AM Tanzania police burn 6,400 chicks to death

Veterinarians in Tanzania have condemned the country's s decision to burn 6,400 chicks which were illegally imported from Kenya. The chicks worth Sh577, 000 (Tsh12.5 million) were impounded on Monday at Namanga Border Post in Longido district, Arusha region, before they were burnt on Tuesday. Expressing his concern, executive director of a non-governmental 370

November 1, 2017 3:23 PM It Is Official! StarTimes Subscribers Can Now Pay As They Watch

On October 19th, StarTimes announced that it would start pay per day beginning today November 1. This simply mean that all StarTimes subscribers can now watch their favourite channels with just N60 per day and N300 a week on the Nova bouquet. Basic bouquet subscribers are not lft out as they will also enjoy subscription rates as low as N90 per day and N450 per week while 144

November 1, 2017 8:24 AM TALES OF COURAGE: Meet the man with a jumbo life mission

If Jim Justus Nyamu’s shoes could talk, they would tell tales from the thousands of kilometres they have traversed all in a bid to save the jumbo. From Marsabit to Voi to Mombasa and now eyeing the United Kingdom, they have seen it all. A trained research scientist, his love for elephants began when his uncle brought home a wildlife magazine when he was just 14. He was fascinated 107

October 31, 2017 7:38 AM Tanzanian Opposition Leader Arrested for Inflammatory Speech

Tanzania’s opposition Alliance for Change and Transparency said its leader, Zitto Kabwe, was arrested on Tuesday and is being questioned over a speech he gave on Oct. 29. “He talked about the quality of life of Tanzanians, the state of the economy and how to defeat the ruling party,” Abdallah Khamis, the party’s spokesman, said by phone. Kabwe has been arrested 82

October 31, 2017 3:23 AM Global Voices Summit 2017: Countdown to Sri Lanka! · Global Voices

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October 29, 2017 6:00 AM It’s a boy! Navy Kenzo share Akika’s baby bump photos

Tanzania’s Navy Kenzo are back and this time to share exclusive photos of Aika’s baby bump. The couple who killed it with under water photos also revealed the sex and name of the baby. “Dear #Gold we can’t wait to see you 'little guy’’ Nahreel posted as well. Aika is said to be about five months pregnant as they eagerly await the arrival of baby Gold. Among 72

October 28, 2017 5:39 AM Tanzania Deports South African Human Rights Lawyer and 2 Others

South African human rights lawyer Sibongile Ndashe and two others who were arrested and detained in Tanzania 10 days ago have been deported on Friday evening. They were arrested for 'promoting homosexuality' at a hotel in Dar es Salaam. Same-sex relations are illegal in the east African country. Ndashe was released on bail on Thursday and told to report 69

October 25, 2017 9:04 PM Nine hurt in Nyanza anti-IEBC protests

Nine people were seriously injured as police and anti-IEBC demonstrators engaged in running battles across Nyanza. A nurse at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital's casualty department, Henry Ondieki, said those injured suffered gunshot wounds and injuries from blunt objects. He said they were aged between 18 and 30. One of the victims 46

October 25, 2017 1:34 PM IEBC unable to deliver poll materials

Blocked roads are hampering distribution of election materials in Migori County. County IEBC co-ordinator Charles Mutai said they were encountering serious challenges in reaching the eight constituencies. "It's tough ...We started distribution of poll materials today but some areas are still inaccessible," he said. Mr Mutai described the situation as "50-50" but hoped 45