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Togo Seizes Nearly 4 Tons of Ivory Headed for Vietnam

Authorities in Togo have seized nearly four tons of ivory - the tusks from over 500 dead elephants - hidden in containers destined for Vietnam, officials said on Monday. The tusks, disguised as cashew nuts and timber, were found late last month, underscoring a flow of ivory to Asia that environmentalists warn is decimating elephant populations and diplomats say also risks fueling conflict in Africa. Kotchikya Okoumassou, a senior official in Togo's environment ministry, said the...

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