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Region faces serious literacy challenge - UNICEF

WINDHOEK - While countries in SADC made steady progress in attaining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially those related to universal education, a global education monitoring report released by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) last week depicts a serious challenge on low literacy in the region. ...Read More

Zambia seeks to petition CITES over ivory ban

Lusaka – Zambia wants to petition the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in September seeking a waiver on the ban of the trade in stock-piled ivory. ...Read More

Funds secured for Angola landmine clearing exercise

ANGOLA has invested US$60 million to clear hundreds of minefields planted during the 27-year civil war that ended in 2002. ...Read More

Zimbabwe seeks to sell US$300m ivory stockpile to fund conservation, may quit CITES

Harare - Zimbabwe may consider withdrawing from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) because the organization won’t allow it to sell its ivory stockpile. ...Read More

AU-UN wildlife summit a great opportunity to safeguard wildlife for KAZA states

HARARE - Zimbabwe’s Tourism and Hospitality Minister Priscah Mupfumira is confident the AU-UN wildlife summit will benefit countries in the Kavango Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA) in a great way, as it will give them a great opportunity to get new and better ideas to safeguard wildlife and unlock the value of the region’s flora and fauna. ...Read More

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