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China Sonangal denies smuggling diamonds from Zimbabwe

CHIADZWA, Mutare West, Zimbabwe - China Sonangal has refuted a report by 100Reporters, a website run by journalists, implicating the company in the smuggling of diamonds from Marange through the use o

Tanzania Director of Wildlife sacked over illegal wildlife export

(eTN) - Tanzania’s no-nonsense Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Ambassador Khamis Kagesheki, announced today the sacking of several top officials in his ministry for their involvement in

Crossing the US-Mexican border on a bicycle

While crossing the US-Mexican border on his bicycle, the man was stopped by a guard who pointed to two sacks the man had on his shoulders. "What's in the bags?", asked the guard.

Tourism and drug trafficking booming in Bali

Bali has become a haven for international drug gangs lured by ever-growing throngs of tourists, island officials have warned.

130 African grey parrots rescued from smuggler in Uganda

Over 130 rare African parrots were seized near midnight Monday from a woman officials say was smuggling the valuable birds from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda, a frequent jumping-off point

German tourist jailed in New Zealand for smuggling lizards

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A German tourist was sentenced to jail time Wednesday after he admitted trying to smuggle native New Zealand lizards out of the country — the second such case in five wee

Eritrea subjected to UN sanctions

Eritrea got an unwelcome Christmas present from the UN Security Council, when in a 13-0-1 vote the council opted for sanctions until such time that the country "ceases arming, training, and equipping