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The Stories You Need To Know: Africa’s Largest Wildlife Transfer, Kenyan Schoolgirls To Get Free Sanitary Pads, And More

50 elephants, 100 giraffes, 200 zebras and 200 buffaloes will be be transferred between Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and more.

ZIMBABWE–In an effort to replenish animal numbers that were devastated during Mozambique's 15-year civil war, 50 elephants, 100 giraffes, 200 zebras and 200 buffaloes will be be transferred between Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Read the full story here.


SOUTH SUDAN–South Sudan's media authority will lift a ban on around 20 foreign journalists who had been refused access to the country. Read the full story here.

KENYA–As most school girls in Kenya can’t afford sanitary pads, the government has committed to providing school girls with free ones. 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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