Etiopiai eletkep oroszlanokkal

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    Ethiopians flee from killer lions

    At least 1,000 Ethiopian farmers have fled their homes after 20 people were killed in a month of attacks by killer lions, a local official says.
    Tadesse Gichore, an official in the remote southern Soro district, said 14 villages had been attacked and 750 domestic animals killed.

    The lions attacked during the day, when the farmers were out, he said.

    The lions had left their natural habitat due to deforestation, wildlife officials said.

    Mr Tadesse said the authorities were hunting the lions in the Gibe River Valley, some 400km south of the capital, Addis Ababa.

    A police statement said: “Killing these lions would be the only way to rescue the residents in the area and prevent other casualties.”

    “The lions are coming from the bush seeking food,” in groups of between two and four animals, the police said.

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    Del-Afrikai életkép oroszlánnal (húzós)

    S African jailed for feeding man to lions

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (Reuters) — A white farmer convicted of feeding one of his black workers to lions was jailed for life by a South African judge on Friday, ending a racially charged case which highlighted the abuse of rural black laborers.

    The South African Press Association (SAPA) reported that Mark Scott-Crossley was given life and black laborer Simon Mathebula was sentenced to 15 years, partly suspended, for his role in a murder that shocked this crime-hardened nation.

    The grisly killing of 41-year-old farm worker Nelson Chisale provoked an outcry in South Africa where, more than a decade after the end of apartheid rule, some white farmers are still accused of abusing and exploiting black workers.

    Little more than Chisale’s skull, shards of bone and a finger were found at an enclosure for rare white lions early last year.

    The incident was apparently sparked by a dispute between the deceased and his then employer Scott-Crossley.

    In testimony earlier this year, the court heard that Chisale was assaulted when he returned to collect his belongings from the farm where he previously worked.

    It heard that Scott-Crossley had kicked a wound Chisale had received in the attack, pointed a gun at him and told him to pray.

    A few hours later the prosecution maintained that Chisale was thrown over the fence of a lion enclosure. A post mortem showed the cause of death as being “mauled by lions.”

    In a bizarre twist, local media reported that Scott-Crossley was married in a magistrate’s court on Friday morning shortly before his sentencing.

    Protesters demanding life sentences for Scott-Crossley and his two co-accused black employees have picketed some sittings of the court in the town of Phalaborwa close to the Kruger National Park northeast of Johannesburg.

    A third employee arrested in connection with the death turned state witness against his former employer and colleague.

    Copyright 2005 Reuters. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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