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The Stories You Need To Know: Kenyan Uber Drivers To Take Selfies For Safety, Call For The Abolishment Of Border Between South Africa And Lesotho, And More

For both drivers’ and riders’ safety in Kenya, Uber is introducing a new feature to decrease the risks of fraud and theft.

KENYA–For both drivers’ and riders’ safety in Kenya, Uber is introducing a new feature to decrease the risks of fraud and theft. Drivers will be required to take selfies before they accept rides to protect accounts from being compromised. Read the full story here.


LESOTHO–The Free Movement of Basotho is calling for the government to take action and get rid of the border between Lesotho and South Africa. Read the full story here.

ANGOLA–The country is expecting over 3000 national and international observers for its general elections which will take place on August 23. Read the full story here.

ZIMBABWE–Minister of War Veterans Tshinga Dube recently urged President Robert Mugabe to name and groom his successor in-order to put a stop to the factional fights with the Zanu-PF party. The president has since responded: “It’s not my duty to name my successor.” 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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