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Mauritius says almost all oil removed from damaged Japanese ship Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Mauritius' Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said on Wednesday nearly all remaining oil had been removed from a damaged Japanese ship, which leaked about 1,000 tonnes in a threat to tourism already hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.  Full Article

 
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From carats to peanuts: how a pandemic upended the global diamond industry Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020 

JOHANNESBURG/MUMBAI - As the coronavirus pandemic upended the global diamond industry, shuttering mines from Lesotho to Canada and disrupting supply chains, Rajen Patel swapped diamond polishing for peanut farming. Patel, who worked for a decade in India's Surat where about 80% of the world's diamonds are polished, joined the exodus of gem workers leaving the city as cases of the virus shot up. After taking up farming in his home village, he has no plans to return in the coming months.  Full Article  

 
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