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Tanzania: How Anti-Poaching Operation Caused Anguish

Tanzania: How Anti-Poaching Operation Caused Anguish | Africa | Scoop.it

ALI Nyenge, a resident of Iputi ward in Tanzania's northern Ulanga District, woke up as anti-poaching security officers surrounded his home.

He says they accused him of illegal hunting and in front of his 11-year-old son, made him take his clothes off, poured salt water on his body and whipped him with a cane. "I had no choice than to obey their orders," Nyenge told IPS by phone from Ulanga. "I sustained severe injuries.

 

I could hardly sit down. I begged them for mercy but they kept on hitting me." The 38-year-old farmer, who has publically accused security forces of assault, claims the ordeal caused him severe physical and emotional torture. At one point, Nyenge said his captors forced him to draw a python on his thigh using a razor blade.

 

"The anti-poaching operation had good intentions, but the reported murders, rapes and brutality are totally unacceptable." Nyenge's story is one of many to emerge as the government investigates an anti-poaching campaign aimed at reducing the illegal ivory trade, but which has also brought allegations that security forces committed rape, murder, torture and extortion of locals..


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Mentality of brutality!

Although drastic measures are necessary to end the assault on elephants, rhino and other wildlife, torturing suspected poachers...

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Education in Africa for Girls to get Better and Safer in the Coming Years

Education in Africa for Girls to get Better and Safer in the Coming Years | Africa | Scoop.it

Improvements in the education system in Africa have started rising since the past decade. In fact, the steps towards bringing developments in the African education scenario are being taken with such effectiveness that the girls who have been hiding behind the scenes for years will get immense academic exposure over time.


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Girls who work and recieve education give almost ninety percent of their salaries to their families. A special fund will be provided for African girls and they will be getting educational stipends and scholarships. This article discusses how these women will have theopportunity  to get a better education.

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Africa's VOD subscriptions to increase by 1 million in 2014 - Screen Africa

Africa's VOD subscriptions to increase by 1 million in 2014 - Screen Africa | Africa | Scoop.it
Africa's VOD subscriptions to increase by 1 million in 2014 Screen Africa TechCentral reports that the number of video-on-demand (VOD) subscribers in sub-Saharan Africa will grow by one million in 2014, despite the lack of broadband infrastructure...

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Minister Mitali asks public to provide information on genocide remains - StayTunedAfrica

Minister Mitali asks public to provide information on genocide remains - StayTunedAfrica | Africa | Scoop.it
  The minister of Sports and Culture, Protais Mitali has called on Rwandans to provide information on whereabouts of genocide remains that are not yet found, as a way of healing hearts of genocide victims and accord a descent burial to victims.
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Tanzania: How Anti-Poaching Operation Caused Anguish

Tanzania: How Anti-Poaching Operation Caused Anguish | Africa | Scoop.it

ALI Nyenge, a resident of Iputi ward in Tanzania's northern Ulanga District, woke up as anti-poaching security officers surrounded his home.

He says they accused him of illegal hunting and in front of his 11-year-old son, made him take his clothes off, poured salt water on his body and whipped him with a cane. "I had no choice than to obey their orders," Nyenge told IPS by phone from Ulanga. "I sustained severe injuries.

 

I could hardly sit down. I begged them for mercy but they kept on hitting me." The 38-year-old farmer, who has publically accused security forces of assault, claims the ordeal caused him severe physical and emotional torture. At one point, Nyenge said his captors forced him to draw a python on his thigh using a razor blade.

 

"The anti-poaching operation had good intentions, but the reported murders, rapes and brutality are totally unacceptable." Nyenge's story is one of many to emerge as the government investigates an anti-poaching campaign aimed at reducing the illegal ivory trade, but which has also brought allegations that security forces committed rape, murder, torture and extortion of locals..


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Mentality of brutality!

Although drastic measures are necessary to end the assault on elephants, rhino and other wildlife, torturing suspected poachers...

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Zambia arrest for leader potato jibe

Zambia arrest for leader potato jibe | Africa | Scoop.it
An opposition politician in Zambia is arrested and charged with defamation after comparing the president to a potato in a radio interview.
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Sudan: Severe water crisis in West Darfur capital | Humanitarian News

Sudan: Severe water crisis in West Darfur capital | Humanitarian News | Africa | Scoop.it
Source: Radio Dabanga Country: Sudan EL GENEINA (8 Jan.) - For the last month, the service pipes transporting water in El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur, have been empty.
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Lions Approach Extinction in West Africa

Lions Approach Extinction in West Africa | Africa | Scoop.it
New study paints dire picture of West African lions and outlines conservation needs.
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This article is about how the West African lions are decreasing as they are killed by local people and poachers. There are only about 250 adult lions left in West Africa and are still being killed by Trophy Hunters. 

As I was looking through articles about Africa, there were a lot of articles about how some animals are close to extinction. Most of the suspects are Trophy Hunters and poachers. 

It is sad how lions have nowhere to go as people cut down trees and hunt wildlife. People kill them for killing their livestock. Russians already took action to invest money for their Siberian tigers, which are now doing better. To help the West African lions, we should create similar projects like what this article said. 

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Fleeing genocide, Darfurian searches for sympathy in Israel - Christian Science Monitor

Fleeing genocide, Darfurian searches for sympathy in Israel - Christian Science Monitor | Africa | Scoop.it
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Motassim Ali didn't have a plan when he fled the Darfur genocide five years ago; he didn't even have a map.
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Drone Surveillance May be Next Step in Africa's Wildlife Conservation Plan [VIDEO]

Drone Surveillance May be Next Step in Africa's Wildlife Conservation Plan [VIDEO] | Africa | Scoop.it
Wildlife conservation is usually not the first thing that comes to mind when we think of drones flying overhead. The unmanned aerial vehicles have garnered a poor reputation amid their role in bombing and spying campaigns around the world.

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Drone Surveillance May be Next Step in Africa's Wildlife Conservation Plan [VIDEO]

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Why EU's military mission to Africa could prove bigger than CAR - Christian Science Monitor

Why EU's military mission to Africa could prove bigger than CAR - Christian Science Monitor | Africa | Scoop.it
Christian Science Monitor Why EU's military mission to Africa could prove bigger than CAR Christian Science Monitor In its first joint, full-scale military operation in six years, the European Union has agreed to dispatch hundreds of troops to...
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U.S. Ambassador: HIV/AIDS Funding to Nigeria Won't Be Withdrawn ...

U.S. Ambassador: HIV/AIDS Funding to Nigeria Won't Be Withdrawn ... | Africa | Scoop.it
Financial aid on HIV/AIDS to Nigeria will not change because of the new oppressive anti-gay law recently signed by President Goodluck Jonathan, according to U.S. Ambassador James Entwistle, the Leadership reports: ...
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Toto - Africa - YouTube

Music video by Toto performing Africa. (C) 1982 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (mi faccio un viaggio...
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UN warns of CAR humanitarian crisis

UN warns of CAR humanitarian crisis | Africa | Scoop.it
The UN warns that the Central African Republic is heading towards a humanitarian disaster because of religious conflict and overcrowded camps.
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Hackers Violate the Namibian's Website Over Rhino Licence

Hackers Violate the Namibian's Website Over Rhino Licence | Africa | Scoop.it

NAMIBIAN websites are under threat from hackers disgruntled with government's decision to allow an American safari club to kill rhinos in the country.

 

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism announced at the end of last year that they had obtained a five-year approval from Cabinet to sell five black rhinos yearly for trophy hunting. Among the targeted websites by an international group called Anonymous is The Namibian newspaper's which has been mistakenly linked to the government.

 

The group Anonymous has carried out a series of well-publicised stunts where they attacked governments, religious, and multinational companies' websites in the past....

 

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, January 8, 5:56 AM

There are many ways to show you disapprove...

Not sure I'd do something illegal, but can't help but say an itty bitty... "Way to go!"

 

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New gold rush flattens Johannesburg's famous mining dumps

New gold rush flattens Johannesburg's famous mining dumps | Africa | Scoop.it
A new gold rush is hitting Johannesburg, literally flattening the South African city whose Zulu name “Egoli” means City of Gold. (GOLD RUSHDreams of fortune flatten Johannesburg dumps South Africa enrollment rates improve amid educatio..
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Nok - mysterious sculptures from West Africa - Deutsche Welle

Nok - mysterious sculptures from West Africa - Deutsche Welle | Africa | Scoop.it
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Nok sculptures are among the oldest artistic representations of the human form from Africa and archeologists are still seeking to unlock their secrets.
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