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Zimbabwe Lobbies Neighbors on Ivory Trade, Will Not Burn Stocks

Zimbabwe is seeking support from its neighbors to be allowed to engage in international trade in ivory and will not burn its 70 tonnes of ivory stocks as Kenya did last month, the environment minister said on Wednesday. Zimbabwe and Namibia are bidding to open up international trade in elephant ivory, against initiatives led by Kenya for a complete global ban on the coveted commodity. Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri told diplomats from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) that...

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