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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”

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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”

Chinese official declares Beijing has targeted Australian goods as economic punishment

A Chinese official has openly declared that Beijing has singled out Australia for economic punishment, saying the federal government cannot profit from China while “smearing” it. China’s government has hit several Australian industries with economic sanctions, imposing hefty tariffs on Australian barley and wine exports while throwing up barriers to several other products including timber,Continue reading “Chinese official declares Beijing has targeted Australian goods as economic punishment”

Three Percenters, neo-Nazi group added to Canada’s terrorist list

Banks can now freeze assets and police can charge anyone who financially supports them Public Safety Minister Bill Blair has added to the federal government’s list of terrorist entities the Three Percenters movement — an anti-government group with a known presence in Canada that was linked to a recent bomb plot in the U.S. It’s one of four organizations added today to theContinue reading “Three Percenters, neo-Nazi group added to Canada’s terrorist list”

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”