Africa vs Africa: Inside the latest challenge to ivory trade

In the wild: Tourists on mekoro spot an elephant in the Delta. Hunting tourism and other activities PIC: MBONGENI MGUNI
In the wild: Tourists on mekoro spot an elephant in the Delta. Hunting tourism and other activities PIC: MBONGENI MGUNI

The often-repeated allegations of expensive flights, fancy dinners, gifts and bribes paid by influential NGOs to African delegates in exchange for support against ivory trade proposals are resurfacing ahead of the key Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species summit. Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI reports

The often-repeated allegations of expensive flights, fancy dinners, gifts and bribes paid by influential NGOs to African delegates in exchange for support against ivory trade proposals are resurfacing ahead of the key Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species summit. Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI reports

News that four West African countries, Burkina Faso, Equatorial Guinea, Mali and Senegal want the upcoming meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to essentially bar Botswana and her neighbours from exporting elephant products, has been met with bewilderment amongst Batswana.

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