Archive for September 9th, 2020

‘Octopus Teacher’ Lets Filmmaker Into Secret World

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – South African nature filmmaker Craig Foster was burned out. He had lost his passion for working on documentaries such as “Blue Planet 2.” To re-energize, he started free diving without an oxygen tank or wet suit near in the chilly...
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Demonstrators in Bamako Show Support for Malian Junta

BAMAKO – Hundreds of people demonstrated in Mali’s capital on Tuesday in support of the junta that has seized power in a coup, as debate rages over the timeframe for the country’s return to civilian rule. Months of protests over the simmering jihadist insurgency, bloody...
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Zimbabwe Bans Mining in National Parks After Uproar Over Chinese Grants

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s conservation groups have welcomed a government ban, announced Tuesday, on all mining in the country’s national parks. The government declared the mining halt after weeks of campaigns calling for a stop to Chinese coal-mining grants in Hwange, Zimbabwe’s largest national park.  The Zimbabwe Environmental...
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