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‘Arrogant’ rhino poachers each get 15 years in prison

Four Mpumalanga men convicted of trespassing and illegal hunting in the Kruger National Park were sentenced to 15 years imprisonment each. Patrick Ngwenya, 28, from Marite village, Sibusiso Mpangane, 26, and Thulani Mchunu, 31, both from Mkhuhlu village, and Charles Zitha, 29, from Nyongane village, were sentenced when they appeared …

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Egypt court sentences Mursi to 20 years in prison: state TV

An Egyptian court sentenced ousted President Mohamed Mursi to 20 years in prison without parole on Tuesday for the killing of protesters in December 2012, in a decision broadcast on state television. It was the first ruling against Muslim Brotherhood leader Mursi since the army toppled him in 2013 after …

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China issues travel advisory for SA

Chinese nationals planning to visit South Africa have been warned to exercise caution due to ongoing xenophobic violence, which started more than two weeks ago. Issued by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government on Monday 20 April, via its website, the amber travel alert states, “Residents intending to visit the …

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Last Northern White rhino under 24 hour guard

At first glance, Sudan looks like any other northern white rhino: stout and agile, with square lips. He grazes under the hot sun, his massive head lowered to the ground, at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya. When he’s not wallowing in his enclosure, he waddles around the sprawling …

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Zim hunter killed by elephant

A Zimbabwean professional hunter was killed by a bull elephant in the north of the country, his company said on Thursday. Ian Gibson was killed on Wednesday by the elephant he was tracking with a client in the lower Zambezi Valley, Chifuti Safaris said in a statement posted to the …

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