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Mauritius Arrests Captain Of Japanese Ship That Spilled Oil

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Japanese Ship Operator To Put $9.4M Toward Mauritius Oil Spill Recovery

Mauritius authorities have on Tuesday arrested the captain of the Japanese carrier that ran aground off the coast last month, spilling 1,000 metric tonnes of oil and causing a devastating oil spill in one of the world’s most pristine maritime environments.

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Police said on Tuesday another member of the crew was also arrested. They have been denied bail and are still in detention after having been heard by the court.

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Efforts have been ongoing to clean up the oil spill and some of the damages done. A Japanese disaster relief team landed in Mauritius to help with clean up.

Japan sent a relief team of six experts last week and another team will be dispatched on Wednesday.

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A Japanese bulk carrier MV Wakashio ran aground in July spilling about 1,000 tonnes of oil.

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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

Mali’s new interim president Bah Nda`w has been sworn into office today, Friday at a ceremony in the nation`s capital, Bamako.  The former defence minister and retired army colonel was picked by coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, to head a transitional government until elections are held. Colonel Assimi Goita, will serve as deputy president.

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Nda`w said, in his inauguration speech, that he will end militant insurgency in the country’s north and stop organized crime.

The military junta in Mali took over power and forced Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta out of office five weeks ago. ECOWAS leaders have overseen negotiations for a return to democracy.  The appointment of a civilian president was a condition for the west African regional group, ECOWAS, to lift the sanctions it earlier imposed after the coup.

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Mali leaders are hoping ECOWAS will lift sanctions on the country after the inauguration. The new government is expected to be in office for a transition period of 18 months that will lead to an election.

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