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Mexican minister suggests legalizing marijuana in tourist spots

Mexico City, Mexico | AFP | Mexico’s tourism minister Thursday proposed legalizing recreational marijuana use in Baja California Sur and Quintana Roo, two of the country’s most popular states for tourists. Enrique de la Madrid told journalists in Mexico City it is “absurd” that Mexico, which approved the scientific and medical …

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Rhino poaching dips slightly in S.Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | The number of rhinos killed for their horns by poachers in South Africa dipped in 2017, but more than 1,000 were still slaughtered, the government said on Thursday. South Africa is battling a scourge of rhino poaching fuelled by insatiable demand for their horn …

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Rwanda expands gorilla home

Targets more from growing population of tourism magnet Kampala, Uganda | FRANCIS BYARUHANGA | Rwanda has got a new additional habitat for its growing population of rare mountain gorillas, the Gorilla Berengei Berengei. The 27.8-hectare property (about the size of 70 standard football fields, was donated by the AWF (African …

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Kenya’s Jambojet to start flights to Uganda next month

  Kenya’s Jambojet to start flights to Uganda next month Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Nairobi based budget airline Jambojet is set to expand its wings in East Africa with the launch of a double daily flight between Nairobi and Entebbe starting Feburary 14, 2018. Jambojet’s chief executive Willem Hondius made …

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