WEST AFRICA Issue dated 30/04/2021

Triple murder raises questions about paramilitaries who protect Africa's national parks

Rory Young, founder of Chengeta Wildlife, securing a ranger team in April 2021.
Rory Young, founder of Chengeta Wildlife, securing a ranger team in April 2021. © Chengeta Wildlife/Facebook
Rory Young, who was killed along with two Spanish journalists in eastern Burkina Faso on 26 April, was a key figure in wildlife protection circles, a closed community in which former special forces soldiers rub shoulders with NGOs and international financial institutions. [...] (903 words)
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