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The Stories You Need To Know: South Africa’s Name Might Change, Fraud In Mining Sector Costs Tanzania $84 Billion, And More

SA Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa says he will lobby for the ANC to consider changing the country’s name to Azania and other stories.

SOUTH AFRICA–Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa says he will lobby for the ANC to consider changing the country’s name to Azania. Read the full story here.


EGYPT–An agreement for the capital Cairo to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia passed an Egyptian parliamentary committee on Tuesday. Read the full story here.

TANZANIA–Fraud in the mining sector since 1998 has cost the country $84 billion, according to an investigating commission. This was blamed on foreign companies failing to declare revenues. Read the full story here.

ZIMBABWE–According to News24, the Zimbabwe Communist Party (ZCP) says it’s working towards the “equal sharing of the country's wealth,” after it “successfully” held a meeting of its steering committee members in Midrand over the weekend. 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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