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‘Gentleman’s agreement’: Despite mining ban, Russia scours Antarctica for massive fossil fuel deposits

Russian seismic survey ship

by Tiara Walters, Daily MaverickMay 17, 2022 Supergiant oilfields are simmering below the Southern Ocean, the warming waters at the bottom of the Earth that wrap around the melting, icy Antarctic, a litany of Kremlin sources suggest. Despite the 1998 Antarctic mining ban — ratified by Russia and 28 other …

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Ukraine – A Historical Timeline

Ukraine town of Kamianets-Podilskyi

Thanks to the BBC for posting a historical timeline of the historic events in Ukraine from the 9th Century up to 2020. Even with my Polish roots, I had no idea of the turbid history that Ukraine has been through. A Chronology of Key Events: 9th century – Founding of Kievan …

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Ramaphosa is a Poster Child No More


The gross blunder of President Ramaphosa in foreign policy – silencing those in ANC ranks who condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – is going to cost South Africa dearly. Although the US Ambassador to this country says we will reason friends it’s perfectly obvious that the majority of nations look …

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