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Plastic always finds a way.

We removed this plastic ring from around the skink's neck in the middle of a forest in Madagascar, 1h walking distance to the nearest human settlement.

I don't think most people realise the extent of #PlasticPollution across the globe.
Over the past years I've been to a handful of places without any system of garbage disposal. There you literally 'take the trash outside'.

This is a common sight in Mutsamudu, #Comoros. All of it is plastic, whether single-use bags or microwave parts.
These places have so many underlying issues that lead to this kind of pollution: a dependency on (packaged) goods for survival, a complete lack of infrastructure that forbids efficient garbage disposal, governments who don't act...
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#Russia-n mercenaries are now showing up everywhere in #Africa: one country in particular is the #CAR where Russians are also providing weapons. Also present in the #Niger Delta of #Nigeria actually helping the rebels that target the western oil companies. bit.ly/2KkU0OD
Fascinating story on how #Russia entered the #CAR. It was blocking a delivery of weapons from #France to #Bangui so #Macron told CAR President to go and convince Russia to unblock the sale. Instead Russia saw an opportunity to sell its own weapons to CAR. bit.ly/2rj8kyH
3 #Russian journalists killed in #CAR while filming #Wagner, the private military firm run by Evgeny #Prigozhin used especially in #Syria, part of #Putin's inner circle. Documentary was part of @tzurrealism, supported by Mikhail #Khodorkovsky.
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