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The Stories You Need To Know: Helen Zille Apologizes For Colonialism Tweets, Resurgence In The Killing Of People With Albinism In Malawi, And More

Western Cape premier and former leader of the opposition party Democratic Alliance finally apologized for her offensive tweets about colonialism.

MALAWI–There’s been a resurgence in the killing of people with albinism. Since 2017, approximately 117 people (both children and adults) have been killed. Nine people have been attacked this year so far. Read the full story here.


KENYA–A seven-storey building collapsed in Kenya leading to several people going missing. The building was evacuated after it developed cracks. Read the full story here.

SOUTH AFRICA–Western Cape premier and former leader of the opposition party Democratic Alliance finally apologized for her offensive tweets about colonialism. Read the whole apology below.

 

SOUTH AFRICA –Former COO of the public broadcaster SABC Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been dismissed for putting the SABC into disrepute and causing irreparable damage. Read the full story here.

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Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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