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Coup In Burkina Faso: Deposed Colonel Damiba Agrees To Resign.

Coup In Burkina Faso: Deposed Colonel Damiba Agrees To Resign.

The leader of Burkina Faso's ruling junta, Lieutenant-Colonel Damiba, deposed by Captain Ibrahim Traoré but who refused to abdicate, finally agreed to resign on Sunday, religious and community leaders said, "in order to avoid clashes," they said, two days after the coup. In Burkina Faso, the head of the deposed junta, Paul-Henri Damiba, tendered his resignation on Sunday, October 2. This was accepted by religious and community leaders as well as Captain Ibrahim Traoré, Burkina Faso's new de facto ruler, according to a statement. "Following the mediation actions" carried out by these leaders between the two rivals, "President Paul-Henri Sandaogo…
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Italy: Sea Date Poaching, A Serious Threat To The Coast

Italy: Sea Date Poaching, A Serious Threat To The Coast

MONOPLI: Off the rocky coast of south-eastern Italy, two divers from the financial police make back and forth in the blue waters, under the curious gaze of holidaymakers. They are not looking for any buried treasure but for evidence of the hunt for mussels known as sea dates, a forbidden mollusc that has become a status symbol and whose poaching is irreversibly destroying the Italian coasts. Just below the surface, the limestone rock that harbours countless organisms is ripped open by hundreds of man-made holes, proof that unscrupulous poachers have broken, crushed or even blasted the reef to extract the…
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