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The Stories You Need To Know: Lesotho PM’s Wife Shot, ICC Calls For Arrest Of Gaddafi’s Son, Tunisian Jailed For Smoking During Ramadan

A taxi strike between Johannesburg and Pretoria caused inconvenience to commuters this morning, and more stories.

LESOTHO – Just before the inauguration of her husband, incoming Prime Minister Tom Thabane’s wife was shot and killed. This has raised fears of political instability in the mountain kingdom. Read the full story here.

LIBYA–Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was released last week after six years of imprisonment. The International Criminal Court has since called for his arrest. Read the full story here.

SOUTH AFRICA–A taxi strike between Johannesburg and Pretoria caused inconvenience to commuters this morning. Taxis blocked major roads in the Gauteng province. Read the full story here.

TUNISIA–A man was sentenced to one month in prison for “public indecency” after he was caught smoking in public during the fasting season of Ramadan. Read the full story here.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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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