Republic of Congo, Chad Presidents Set Fire to Ivory

April 29, 2015 6:22 PM

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The presidents of Republic of Congo and Chad on Wednesday set fire to five tons of ivory seized from poachers, using seized timber, to mark their commitment to the fight against poaching on the continent.

The burning took place on the sidelines of the International Conference on the Illegal Exploitation and Illegal Trade in Wild Flora and Fauna in Africa. Leaders are drafting the first pan-African strategy to combat the illicit trade in flora and fauna, which will be presented to the African Union in...

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