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South Africa has been praised for progressive laws relating to women’s reproductive health. Free state-performed abortions have increased to 500,000 since 2004. But still, controversy and resistance have led to inadequate implementation of the law.
By Jessica Lomelin, 12/02/2014, Pambazuka News
Namibia has enjoyed a good reputation for its nature conservation, but there is evidence the illegal trade in wildlife products is taking off. The smuggling hotspot is the Zambezi border region where five Southern Africa countries intersect. Oxpeckers fellow and Chinese journalist Hongxiang Huang travelled to Zambezi to investigate.
By Oxpeckers reporters, 02.11.2014