Ivory Ban Will Boost Illegal Trade – Shifeta

[Namibian] ENVIRONMENT minister Pohamba Shifeta yesterday said the Chinese government’s ban on trade in ivory will only make the black market for rhino horns and elephant tusks more lucrative.

[Namibian] ENVIRONMENT minister Pohamba Shifeta yesterday said the Chinese government's ban on trade in ivory will only make the black market for rhino horns and elephant tusks more lucrative.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Africare Gives Hope to Rural Mothers

[Times of Zambia] “The labour of childbirth is known to the mother,” goes one African proverb, although another says, “It takes the whole village to raise the child.”

[Times of Zambia] "The labour of childbirth is known to the mother," goes one African proverb, although another says, "It takes the whole village to raise the child."

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Left With ‘Chocolate Water’, Parched South Grows Hungrier

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Ankilibevahavola, Madagascar -Every morning, residents of this village in southern Madagascar’s Amboasary Sud district set off on an eight-hour round-trip journey to collect water from the nearest river.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Ankilibevahavola, Madagascar -Every morning, residents of this village in southern Madagascar's Amboasary Sud district set off on an eight-hour round-trip journey to collect water from the nearest river.

source: AllAfrica News: Madagascar

A Tribute to Keorapetse Kgositsile, South Africa’s Only Poet Laureate

[The Conversation Africa] Memories of Bra Willie, as Keorapetse Kgositsile (1938-2017) as he was affectionately known, are of a poet who always had a smile on his face, who exuded gentleness, and was soft-spoken. He died on Wednesday.

[The Conversation Africa] Memories of Bra Willie, as Keorapetse Kgositsile (1938-2017) as he was affectionately known, are of a poet who always had a smile on his face, who exuded gentleness, and was soft-spoken. He died on Wednesday.

Mulanje Gears Up to Plant 1.3 Million Trees in 2017/18 Season

[Malawi News Agency] Mulanje -Authorities in Mulanje have said the district plans to plant at least 1.3 million trees in this year’s tree planting season which was launched in December and runs through to April, Malawi News Agency (MANA) has learnt.

[Malawi News Agency] Mulanje -Authorities in Mulanje have said the district plans to plant at least 1.3 million trees in this year's tree planting season which was launched in December and runs through to April, Malawi News Agency (MANA) has learnt.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

UN Dispatches Envoy Amid Reports of Failed Coup

[Deutsche Welle] A UN envoy is to visit Equatorial Guinea next week as authorities there say they put down a coup last month. But information is scarce amid a social-media blackout.

[Deutsche Welle] A UN envoy is to visit Equatorial Guinea next week as authorities there say they put down a coup last month. But information is scarce amid a social-media blackout.

source: AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea

NAC Prepares for ICAO Audit

[Namibian] THE Nambia Airports Company (NAC) participated in the airport excellence programme two weeks ago in a bid to prepare for the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) security audit taking place later this year.

[Namibian] THE Nambia Airports Company (NAC) participated in the airport excellence programme two weeks ago in a bid to prepare for the International Civil Aviation Organisation's (ICAO) security audit taking place later this year.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia