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Japanese Ship Operator to Put $9.4M Toward Mauritius Oil Spill Recovery

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The operator of a Japanese-owned bulk carrier that crashed into a reef in late July, causing a widespread oil spill in Mauritius, will pay at least $9.4 million over several years to fund environmental projects and support local fishing communities. The spill took place near the coastal areas of southeast Mauritius, an area of international Read More

Malawi President Calls for United Front Against COVID-19

2 weeks ago Web Desk 0
BLANTYRE – Malawi president Lazarus Chakwera is calling for collaborative efforts in the fight against coronavirus, which has so far infected nearly 6,000 Malawians and killed over 170 others.  But commentators say the government should also tackle other diseases rather than focusing on COVID-19 alone. In his weekly radio address Saturday, Chakwera said it is Read More

Majlis Podcast: How Do The Belarus Protests Resonate In Central Asia?

2 weeks ago Web Desk 0
For weeks, people in Belarus have been protesting against the results of that country’s August 9 presidential election that saw longtime incumbent leader Alyanksandr Lukashenka claim an overwhelming victory that few of his countrymen believed was true. Lukashenka has been in power for some 26 years and many citizens of Belarus seem to think that Read More