About 20 People Killed By Suspected Islamic Extremists At Burkina Faso Hotel

Burkina Faso attack …At least 20 killed in a terror attack on Splendid Hotel in capital Ouagadougou on 15ht January 2016…

The Security forces in Burkina Faso launched a dynamic attack against the gunmen who stormed the Splendid Hotel in the nation’s capital, Ouagadougou, reported the state-owned Radiodiffusion-Télévision du Burkina (RTB) on early Saturday.

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RTB reported that there was intense gunfire that lasted for about 40 minutes in the direction of the hotel. It was also reported that about 10 vehicles were on fire, which were parked near the 147-room, luxury hotel in Ouagadougou. RTB had also reported that the Security Forces had freed about 15 hostages, which also included the country’s Public Sector Minister.

About 20 People Killed By Suspected Islamic Extremists At Burkina Faso Hotel
A clip that shows vehicle on fire nearby the Splendid Hotel during the assault. [Photo Source: Burkina Faso AP Television – Independent]
A fire raged at the entrance of the four-star Splendid Hotel, and screams could be heard coming from inside the hotel. It has not been revealed how many hostages might be remaining in the hotel.

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Ivory And Rhino Horns Shipment Seized in Vietnam

Does destroying ivory solve the problem? Ivory smuggling is very much a sensitive issue… and it’s good that traffickers are getting their due…but…

Ivory And Rhino Horns Shipment Seized in Vietnam …

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Rhino Horns And Ivory Shipment Which Were Supposed To Have Originated From Mozambique Were Seized By Vietnamese Custom Officers.

Ivory And Rhino Horns Shipment Seized in Vietnam
[Image 1: Law enforcement officials examining the ivory and rhino horns that were seized by the customs officers at the Vietnamese Port of Da Nan g.] [Image Courtesy : http://cdn.static.tuoitre.vn/i/s500/2015/08/DcGPBshZ.jpg ]
Customs officers in Vietnam confiscated nearly one metric ton of rhino horns and ivory, which were supposed to have originated from Mozambique.

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