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URA impounds ivory from Egyptian diplomat

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE |  Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) on August 17 displayed 65 kilograms of ivory they say they impounded from a one, Hussein Elhusseiny, an Egyptian national. Vincent Seruma, the assistant commissioner for corporate and public affairs, told reporters at the URA headquarters on Thursday that Elhusseiny, …

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Mbarara man arrested with 33kg of ivory

Man arrested with 33kg of ivory in Mbarara Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Police in Mbarara District with help from Natural Resource Conservation Network (NRCN) have arrested pne man in possession of 33.8kgs of elephant tusks worth Sh13.5 million . Jackson Baluku, 42, a motor vehicle broker and a resident of Lower Zone Base …

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Three nabbed with Ivory, counterfeit currency in Mbale

Police in Mbale has arrested three men in possession of 34.6kg of ivory worth sh13.8 million and counterfeit sh500,000. Gibogi Justine, 60, a restaurant owner from North Road Cell, Northern Division, Mbale District, Hussein Simiyu, 45, a house painter from Kisenyi Village Bukhasakya sub country and Robert Muwombi 45, also a …

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African park ranger hits out at Hong Kong ivory trade

Hong Kong, China | AFP |  A frontline park ranger from the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday delivered an emotive testimony to legislators against the ivory trade in Hong Kong, as the city faces criticism over how it plans to phase out the trade. The southern Chinese city, a …

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Two arrested with 24.8kg of ivory in Kasese

Two arrested with 24.8kgs of ivory  in Kasese District Police in Kasese has arrested two men in possession of  24.8kg of ivory  worth sh9.6 million. Police say three other suspects are still at large. Bwambale Kalambi 32 and Moses Mumbere 35, all Ugandan Citizens from Kasese District, were this week arrested …

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Uganda probes Chinese diplomats over ivory trafficking

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered an investigation into possible collusion between the country’s wildlife agency and two Chinese diplomats in the trafficking of ivory. Poaching has risen sharply in recent years across Africa, fuelled by rising demand in Asia for ivory and rhino horn, …

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UPDF ivory convicts fined sh4m

Two UPDF soldiers who were last week  convicted of being in illegal possession of protected animal species worth sh129 million have been given a court fine of sh4 million each, failure of which they should serve two years in Luzira Prison. Corporal Kamugisha Collin attached to Entebbe Airport Guard Brigade …

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