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Chinese man gets 7 years for Kenya smuggling

01/28/2014 3:54am
A Kenyan court on Tuesday sentenced a Chinese man to seven years for ivory smuggling in the first case since the country passed a stringent new law to deter illegal trading in wildlife products.

Togo arrests 3 in massive ivory sting

01/28/2014 7:59am
Police in Togo say they have arrested three men after discovering nearly two tons of ivory in a container marked for shipping to Vietnam.

Kenya: Chinese man fined $230K for ivory traffic

01/28/2014 8:28am
A Kenyan court on Tuesday ordered a Chinese man to pay $230,000 in fines or be jailed seven years for ivory smuggling in the first of what will likely be many cases as authorities implement a stringent new law to deter illegal trading in wildlife products.

Police: 6 injured in Rwanda grenade attack

01/28/2014 9:13am
A grenade blast in a northern Rwandan town wounded at least six people, two of them critically, police said, blaming the attack on rebel forces believed to have bases in eastern Congo.

Togo arrests 3 in massive ivory sting

01/28/2014 11:08am
Police in Togo have arrested three men accused of conspiring to ship to Vietnam nearly two tons of ivory, representing scores of dead elephants, in part of a broader crackdown on the illicit trade that has plagued the West African nation for decades.

Rebels escorted from base in C. African Republic

01/28/2014 11:11am
Thousands of jubilant residents took to the streets of Central African Republic's capital to celebrate Tuesday as peacekeepers escorted dozens of rebels from downtown military bases, in the latest sign the fighters are losing their grip on the country following nearly a year of abuses.