New tourism law puts Tanzania on the spot over one-off ivory sale

The East African parliament has passed a new law that opens space for the region to debate freely whether Tanzania should go ahead with the controversial sale of its ivory stockpile.

The EAC Tourism and Wildlife Management Bill was passed into law at a session of the East African Legislative Assembly held in Kampala, Uganda from February 8-19.

It awaits assent by the Heads of State of the five partner states.

A bull male elephant

Tonnes of seized elephant tusks

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