The operator of a Japanese-owned bulk carrier that crashed into a reef in late July, causing a widespread oil spill in Mauritius, will pay at least $9.4 million over several years to fund environmental projects and support local fishing communities. The spill took place near the coastal areas of southeast Mauritius, an area of international importance because of its environmentally protected ecosystems and wetlands. Experts say about 1,000 tons of fuel leaked from the ship…"Japanese Ship Operator to Put $9.4M Toward Mauritius Oil Spill Recovery"
GABORONE, BOTSWANA – Botswana’s National Assembly has rejected a call to rearm its game rangers that was driven by a surge in rhinoceros poaching in recent years. Guns were taken away from the rangers in 2018, but an opposition party lawmaker had moved a motion to rearm the wildlife officers. Botswana’s legislators voted against a proposal brought before the National Assembly by an opposition member of Parliament, Kgoborego Nkawana. The motion to rearm wildlife officers…"Botswana Parliament Rejects Call to Arm Game Rangers"
Former councilors in Bungoma County may continue to suffer economically if the current county government does not intervene and finance them. This comes as it is alleged that the councilors never received any assistance from the central government, a situation that has left many of them living in poverty. As a result of these concerns they have now come forward and asked the Bungoma County government to defend them so that they too can have…"Serving As Councilors, Bungoma Claims To Have Been Abandoned By The Government"
A six-hour wait for an ambulance to ferry a patient from Ukwala to Siaya County referral hospital saw a man lose his wife and child in Siaya County. And the widower, Fredrick Ouma Omondi and his family are crying foul and blaming the medics at the Ukwala sub county referral hospital for negligence and laxity that led to the death of his wife, Syprose Akinyi Ouma. Speaking to the media at his home in Ng’ongo…"Long Wait For Ambulance Costs Man Wife And Child"