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Tag: Mauritius

Protest in Mauritius over oil spill, dozens of dead dolphins

© Provided by Associated Press This satellite image provided by 2020 Maxar Technologies on Tuesday Aug. 18, 2020, showing an aerial view of the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius. Officials say the grounded Japanese ship that leaked tons of oil near protected areas off the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius, has split apart with remaining fuel seen spreading into the turquoise waters. (2020 Maxar Technologies via AP)

August 30, Johannesburg (AP) — Honking and drumming, hundreds of people have begun protesting in the capital of Mauritius over the government’s handling of an oil spill from a grounded Japanese ship and the alarming discovery of dozens of dead dolphins in recent days. The protesters on Saturday waved the country’s flag and held up signs with messages such as ...

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Ship aground off Mauritius begins leaking oil

© Maxar/EPA The ship was en route from China to Brazil when it ran aground

August 8 (BBC News) - The island nation of Mauritius has declared a state of emergency after a vessel offshore began leaking oil into the ocean. MV Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef off the Indian Ocean island on 25 July and its crew was evacuated. But the large bulk carrier has since begun leaking tons of fuel into ...

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Angola confirms first cases as coronavirus spreads over Africa

A woman wearing a face mask walks nearby the Central Mosque in Lagos, Nigeria on March 20, 2020.

Nairobi/Johannesburg, March 21 (Reuters) - Angola on Saturday confirmed its first two cases of coronavirus, while Mauritius recorded its first death as the virus spreads across Africa. The continent has been slower to feel the impact than Asia or Europe, and most of its reported cases have been foreigners or people who have returned from abroad. But confirmed infections have ...

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