Chinese national Yang Fenlan (centre) is led away by guards in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday. She was jailed for 15 years for her role in trafficking tusks from more than 400 elephants. Photo: AFP

Chinese ‘Ivory Queen’ Yang Fenglan is jailed for 15 years in Tanzania. Thousands of elephants were slaughtered to fuel her rampant smuggling, activists say

  • Yang Fenglan was vice-president of the China-Africa Business Council when she was arrested
  • Conservation activists say her conviction is one of the most important cases in years
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Chinese national Yang Fenlan (centre) is led away by guards in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday. She was jailed for 15 years for her role in trafficking tusks from more than 400 elephants. Photo: AFP
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