Soaring demand for the products in China has seen an estimated one million pangolins plucked from Asian and African forests over the past decade.

Photo DR: West Africa's fight to keep bad medicine off shelves

Africa's fight to keep bad medicine off shelves. Counterfeited drugs from China and India are awash in west African markets.

Fourteen Chinese people suspected of illegally exporting red wood from the Democratic Republic of Congo were arrested.

Donkeys are being increasingly slaughtered in South Africa to supply smugglers who export the skins to China.

One young Taiwanese suspect deported from Kenya to Beijing in April said he had simply done it for the money.

Interpol announced a new project that will dismantle origanised crime networks between Africa and Asia that have devastated wildlife and made ivory a sought-after luxury.

A former top official with state-owned China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) was sentenced to 12 years for corruption.

China will ban all domestic ivory trade and processing by the end of 2017.

Plastic and contaminated rice imported from China is being sold in Nigeria where prices for the staple have rocketed.

In Madagascar, the mass arrival of Chinese investors has created tensions.