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Gunmen abduct 3 Chinese, 2 Mauritanian workers from construction site in Mali

Gunmen abduct three Chinese nationals and two Mauritanians from a construction site in southwestern Mali. The assailants stormed the site 55km from the town of Kwala on Saturday, and made off with five pick-up trucks and the hostages, Mali’s Armed Forces (FAMA) said in a statement. The men also destroyed equipment including a crane and […]

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Chinese flagged ship with 130 tonnes of oil runs aground off Mauritius

Mauritius deployed its coastguard and armed forces after a Chinese-flagged trawler carrying 130 tonnes of oil ran aground off nation. It is the second shipwreck in less than a year off Mauritius after a tanker struck a reef in July last year with 1,000 tonnes of fuel leaking in the country’s worst environmental disaster. The […]

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Mauritians protest against government’s handling of a massive oil spill after discovery of 39 dead dolphins

Thousands of Mauritians took part in a march in capital, Port Louis, against the authorities’ handling of a massive oil spill, and the discovery of 39 dead dolphins. Demonstrators dressed in black, carried national flags called on the government to resign. Many t-shirts with the inscription: “I love my country. I’m ashamed of my government.” […]

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Japan sends second team to help oil spill cleanup off Mauritius

Japan is sending a second team of experts to Mauritius to help clean up tonnes of oil that leaked from a Japanese-owned ship after it ran aground earlier this month. Six members of the team are travelling to Mauritius from Japan, with the leader of the group joining from New York. “The oil leak from […]

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Captain of Japanese ship leaking oil off Mauritius arrested

Mauritius on Tuesday arrested the captain of a Japanese bulk carrier that ran aground off its coast, causing a devastating oil spill in one of the world’s most pristine maritime environments. “We have arrested the captain of the vessel and another member of the crew. After having been heard by the court they have been […]

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IN PICTURES: Japanese ship leaking oil off Mauritius breaks apart

A Japanese bulk carrier that ran aground over three weeks ago, leaked tonnes of oil near Mauritius has split apart. MV Wakashio, the carrier struck a coral a reef off Mauritius on July 25 and its hull began to crack after days of pounding waves. About 1,000 tons of heavy oil are estimated to have […]

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Japanese ship leaking oil off Mauritius breaks apart

A Japanese bulk carrier that ran aground over three weeks ago, leaked tonnes of oil near Mauritius has split apart. MV Wakashio, the carrier struck a coral reef off Mauritius on July 25 and its hull began to crack after days of pounding waves. About 1,000 tons of heavy oil are estimated to have spilled […]

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Mauritius scrambles to contain oil spill impact

People are scrambling to contain the impact of an oil spill off Mauritius, where a Japanese bulk carrier ran aground over two weeks ago. The incident is leading to growing worries about both the local environment and the economy. About 1,000 tons of heavy oil are estimated to have spilled from the ship. Mauritius Prime […]

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Mauritius declares emergency after ship leaks oil, satellite images reveal extent of oil slick

Mauritius has declared a “state of environmental 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 the surrounding waters. […]