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Oscar Nkala

I am a Zimbabwean journalist with 18 years experience working in print broadcast and online media. From Gaborone in Botswana, I cover the African continent for South African-media organisations Defence Web and Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism. I am also a correspondent for African Aerospace (UK), the Botswana Gazette and The Zimbabwe Standard.

By Oscar Nkala On Saturday, October 13th, 2018
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Mozambique elephant poaching 2018

The usual reception for any new arrival to the town of Massingir in the southern province of Gaza in Mozambique is a long, inquisitive and hostile look reserved only for unwelcome intruders. It was the same feeling More...

By Oscar Nkala On Sunday, October 7th, 2018
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Melania Trump gets ‘take-home message’ from protesting US citizens in Malawi

American citizens in Malawi this week staged a peaceful protest telling US First Lady Melania Trump to return home and persuade President Donald Trump to reverse the proposed health-care budget cuts to poor countries More...

By Oscar Nkala On Sunday, October 7th, 2018
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Nearly 100 killed in one year of Islamist-linked terrorism in northern Mozambique

About 100 people have been killed and 70 others injured since a new Islamist rebel group launched attacks on villages and government installations in the Cabo Delgado region of northern Mozambique in October last More...

By Oscar Nkala On Monday, September 10th, 2018
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US, France, Italy and UK welcome Tripoli ceasefire agreement

The governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States have welcomed the United Nations-brokered ceasefire that ended weeks of battles between rival militias fighting for the control of the Libyan More...

By Oscar Nkala On Saturday, September 8th, 2018
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Nigeria arrests suspected fraudster purporting to be US Attorney General Jeff Sessions

A Nigerian businessman charged who defrauded fellow citizens by misrepresenting himself as United States Attorney-General Jeff Sessions has been remanded in custody following his arrest by the Economic and Federal More...

By Oscar Nkala On Tuesday, September 4th, 2018
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Botswana: Six rhinos killed by poachers since January

At least six rhinos have been killed by poachers in Botswana since the beginning of this year, the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) has confirmed. The revelation comes as police scramble for clues More...

By Oscar Nkala On Saturday, September 1st, 2018
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Nigerian Air Force asks for early delivery of A-29 light attack aircraft from US

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has appealed to US aircraft manufacturer Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to expedite of the 12 Super Tucano A-29 counter-insurgency aircraft to boost the fight against Islamist insurgency More...

By Oscar Nkala On Friday, August 24th, 2018
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Suspected Zambian poachers abandon 172 kilograms of elephant tusks in Zimbabwe

A group of suspected Zambian poachers have abandoned 172 kilograms of elephant tusks following a skirmish with Zimbabwean game rangers inside the world-acclaimed Hwange National Park. Ivory, a hunting rifle, dried More...

By Oscar Nkala On Friday, August 24th, 2018
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US embassy, consulate in Nigeria closed over security concerns during Eid holiday

he US Embassy in Abuja and the US Consulate General in Lagos will be closed on August and August 22 in observance of the Muslim Eid-el-Kabir holiday. Image/CIA In a security alert issued on August 17 to all US citizens More...

By Oscar Nkala On Friday, August 24th, 2018
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Tanzanian police recover Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s stolen vehicle

The Tanzanian People’s Defense Force (TPDF) has arrested two Kenyan nationals for the illegal possession of a top-range sports utility vehicle stolen recently reported from Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. The More...

By Oscar Nkala On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
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White rhino killed, de-horned by poachers in Botswana

The Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) HAS confirmed the recent killing and de-horning of a white rhino by suspected poachers in the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta. A rhino along the safari More...

By Oscar Nkala On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
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Chad to host new African regional counter-terrorism center

Defense and foreign ministers from Sudan, Libya, Chad and Niger have agreed to set up a Joint (Security) Operations Center to strengthen regional border security and coordinate joint military operations against More...

By Oscar Nkala On Thursday, August 16th, 2018
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US Embassy in Abuja suspends consular services

The US Embassy in the Nigerian capital Abuja has announced the temporary closure of its Consular Section. In a notice posted on August 14, the embassy said all consular appointments in Abuja have temporarily ceased More...

By Oscar Nkala On Thursday, August 16th, 2018
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South Africa allocates seven leopards to 2018 trophy hunting quota

The South African government has lifted the 2016 ban on the hunting of leopards and allocated 7 males aged seven years and older to the 2018 quota for trophy hunting. In a statement, Environmental Affairs minister More...


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