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The Stories You Need To Know: White Farmer Evicted In Zimbabwe, Tanzania's Pregnant Schoolgirl Ban Angers Women, And More

A white commercial farmer by the name Robert Smart was evicted by heavily armed riot police outside Rusape town, in Zimbabwe, and more stories from the continent.

TANZANIA–Tanzania's President John Magufuli said during a rally that pregnant girls shouldn’t be allowed back in school. This didn’t go down well with Tanzanians, especially women. An online petition to reverse the ruling has since been set up. Read the full story here.


CHAD–President Idriss Deby Itno threatened to pull his country's troops out of African peacekeeping operations because of a lack of financial support to the cash-strapped country. Read the full story here.

ZIMBABWE–A white commercial farmer by the name Robert Smart was evicted by heavily armed riot police outside Rusape town. 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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