French officials destroyed some three tonnes of ivory in public on Thursday as part of an effort to stop the illegal trade. France is the first European country to do so.
France is to burn three tonnes of ivory as part of the fight against poaching. Paris pledged to destroy its ivory stocks and increase fines on traffickers of endangered species.
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Poaching in Cameroon, a possible free trade agreement between two Kenya and Tanzania and breaking off an engagement in Nigeria, are all stories in some of Africa's papers today.