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Zimbabwe Constrains Mining Rights Of Chinese Companies In Nature Reserves

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Zimbabwe's government has announced that mining on areas held by National Parks is banned with immediate effect. This follows a public outcry and the threat of a court battle after President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government granted exploratory rights for coal to two Chinese companies in one of the country's iconic nature reserves, Hwange National Park. One of the concessions incorporated two dams placing animals' already strained ability to access water under additional threat.

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