Namibian farmer jailed 3 years for accidentally shooting a poacher

A Namibian court has sentenced a farmer to 3 years in prison following his conviction for culpable homicide in connection with the accidental shooting of a poacher in January 2016. Kai Rust was charged with 1 count of murder and 3 counts of attempted murder for killing 1 of 4…

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Worldwide increase of crime on farms

It is not only in South Africa where farmers and their businesses are targets of crime. Crime on farms have increased globally and more produce and equipment have been stolen. At the International Conference for Local Crime, international speakers discussed how farmers across the world are increasingly concerned and anxious.…

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Zambian livestock minister vows to stamp out stock theft

Government is to step up efforts - including enhanced branding and surveillance - to wipe out prevalent stock theft, says Livestock and Fisheries Minister Michael Katambo. Livestock specialists predict a robust growth of the sector as domestic and export markets grow. ‚ÄúRampant stock theft poses a significant threat to the…

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Forestry officers seize more Mukula logs in Zambia

Zambian forestry officers have seized 138 logs of the endangered mukula tree. The latest incident brings the total to nearly 1 000 logs which were seized by law enforcement officers in the last fortnight. The logs were seized in Kasempa district in North Western Province, when local forestry officials intercepted…

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