Japan to bar all new foreign visitors as omicron fears grow

The government announced Monday that it will ban all incoming foreign travelers for one month effective Tuesday in an effort to prevent the omicron variant from spreading domestically. New restrictions will encompass all new entries — including foreign exchange students, interns and those traveling for business — from every country in the world. The entryContinue reading “Japan to bar all new foreign visitors as omicron fears grow”

DR Congo president seeks review of mining contracts with China

Democratic Republic of the Congo is seeking what it says is a fairer share of its vast mineral wealth. Felix Tshisekedi, the president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has called for a review of mining contracts signed with China in 2008 by his predecessor, saying he wanted to get fairer deals. AContinue reading “DR Congo president seeks review of mining contracts with China”

Congo says toxic spill from an Angolan mine has killed 12 and poisoned thousands

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has said at least 12 people have died after a river was contaminated with toxic waste from an Angolan diamond mine. The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo said it believes toxic waste from an Angolan mine has killed 12 people and caused illness inContinue reading “Congo says toxic spill from an Angolan mine has killed 12 and poisoned thousands”

The Transatlantic Slave Trade: Crash Course Black American History #1

Today we’re learning about the Transatlantic Slave Trade, which brought millions of captive Africans to the Americas between the 16th and 19th centuries, with the largest number of people trafficked between 1700 and 1808. We’ll look at the ships and crews that brought enslaved people across the ocean via what was known as the MiddleContinue reading “The Transatlantic Slave Trade: Crash Course Black American History #1”

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