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Nations vote to end all trade of endangered pangolins

On tonight's show,Ivory Coast’s new draft constitution is approved; 7 years after, families of victims of the stadium massacre in Guinea are still waiting for justice and Nations vote to end all trade of endangered pangolins.

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Ivory Coast’s government is a step closer to settling on the content of a new constitution that President Alssane Ouattara says is meant to re-write the country's history. On Wednesday the cabinet approves the draft document that's expected to scrap a controversial nationality clause.

Exactly seven years ago, on the 28th of September 2009 a peaceful an opposition rally in Guinea Conakry ended in bloodshed. More than 150 people were killed by security forces. Many of the victim's family say the pain is still fresh.

Delegates at the SITES international conservation conference in Johannesburg have voted to ban all trade of the world’s most trafficked mammal, the pangolin.
 

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