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Singapore seizes biggest ever ivory haul en route to Vietnam

Singapore has made its largest ever seizure of smuggled ivory, impounding a haul of nearly nine tons of tusks from an estimated 300 elephants.

Six tons of pangolin scales seized in southern Vietnam

100 bags with six tons of pangolin scales were found hidden in two containers labeled dry cashew nuts shipped from Nigeria on Thursday.

Eight tons of smuggled pangolin scales seized in Vietnam port

An 8-ton shipment of pangolin scales was seized at the northern Hai Phong port in March, the city’s customs department said this week.
May 16, 2019 | 04:13 pm GMT+7

Malawi rolls out ground-breaking malaria vaccine

Malawi on Tuesday rolled out the world's first licensed malaria vaccine in a landmark campaign against a disease that each year kills hundreds of thousands of people, especially African children.
April 24, 2019 | 01:56 pm GMT+7

China's unbridled export of coal power imperils climate goals

China is aggressively exporting coal-fired power to other regions, an investigation by AFP has shown.
December 06, 2018 | 09:40 am GMT+7

Vietnamese man arrested with lion, warthog body parts at Kenyan airport

A Vietnamese national was detained at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Monday for illegal possession of wildlife products.
October 23, 2018 | 11:18 am GMT+7

Vietnam seizes 10 tons of pangolin scales, ivory shipped from Africa

In one of Vietnam’s largest wildlife trafficking busts, Da Nang police seized 10 tons of ivory and pangolin scales on Thursday.
October 05, 2018 | 06:04 pm GMT+7

Loans masquerading as bilateral aid, and the consequences of non-repayment

Developing countries sent much more to the rest of the world than they received.
October 01, 2018 | 03:23 pm GMT+7

China's Xi offers another $60 billion to Africa, but says no to 'vanity' projects

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered another $60 billion in financing for Africa on Monday and wrote off some debt for poorer African nations.
September 04, 2018 | 08:18 am GMT+7

'Dangerous complacency' looms over world AIDS meeting

The report alerted that new HIV infections are rising in about 50 countries, and have more than doubled in eastern Europe and central Asia.
July 20, 2018 | 01:34 pm GMT+7

World's fish consumption unsustainable, UN warns

Fish consumption reached an all-time high of 20.2 kg per person.
July 09, 2018 | 02:57 pm GMT+7

Democracy in decline around the world, including US: study

The only region bucking the global trend is Africa.
June 22, 2018 | 09:40 am GMT+7

Vietnam customs officers seize 2.5 tons of illegal chewing herbs smuggled from Africa

The narcotic leaf contains cathinone, a stimulant that has similar effects to amphetamine.
May 12, 2018 | 03:04 pm GMT+7

Crackdown shakes Chinese city's 'Little Africa'

Guangzhou draws merchants who come to buy goods such as jewellery and electronics in bulk.
May 08, 2018 | 02:28 pm GMT+7

Namibia president says China not colonizing Africa: China state media

Hage Geingob said growing cooperation between the world's No. 2 economy and Africa benefits both sides.
April 01, 2018 | 10:28 am GMT+7
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