Barbara Crown, Editor
Last month I told you that Zambian
authorities had gotten into a pickle over what to do about the hunting concession allocations now that the corruption investigation and wildlife surveys were completed. It seemed like no matter which way the Zambian Wildlife Authority and Minister of Tourism and Arts Sylvia T. Masebo could turn, a spear point awaited them. As of March 26, that logjam seems to have been broken. As we told Email Extra subscribers in a bulletin
distributed that day), the president of Zambia, Michael Sata, has appointed a new minister. He fired Masebo after she testified during a tribunal that he had instructed her to dismiss the ZAWA management and dissolve the board because they would undermine her authority as minister. You'll recall Masebo did this after suspending the tendering of 19 hunting concessions at the end of 2012. She also closed lion and leopard hunting. Masebo was under tribunal investigation for these actions......