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Execute elephant poachers on the spot, Tanzanian minister urges

A government minister in Tanzania has called for a “shoot-to-kill” policy against poachers in a radical measure to curb the mass slaughter of elephants. Khamis Kagasheki’s proposal for perpetrators of the illicit ivory trade to be executed “on the spot” divided opinion, with some conservationists backing it as a necessary…

Children forced to wear ‘HIV-positive’ ribbons in Tanzania

At least seven schools in Tanzania have taken to forcing schoolchildren with HIV to wear a red ribbon on their clothing that announces their health status, according to BBC News.  Critics say that the decision stigmatizes children whose lives are often already complicated by the disease, whereas some school officials…