Tanzania: Dar wins uranium battle

After months of intense lobbying, the Unesco World Heritage Committee has finally granted Tanzania’s request to hive off part of Selous Game Reserve to allow mining of uranium in one of the largest remaining wildernesses in Africa. Monday’s decision comes...

Unesco team to probe mining at Mapungubwe

Environmental activists are up in arms due to coal-mining operations set to take place near the Mapungubwe National Park in Limpopo, saying mining operations will pollute the area’s water and disturb its biodiversity. “The area is a low rainfall area with...