Studies into DNA and genetics have shown that the human race is more connected than previously thought. This is because migration out of Africa about 60 000 years ago was not in a single direction. There was a second wave of movement back into Africa that started about 3 000 years ago.
The work by a team of scientists could mark the beginning of the end of elephant poaching. Using DNA from dung and seized ivory, they were able to locate and isolate poaching hotspots in Africa to two main regions.
South African President Jacob Zuma has described his state visit to the People’s Republic of China as a “tremendous and fruitful success” following official talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the two-day visit to Beijing.