The mines in Botswana will be the first in Africa to adopt a Canadian model of sustainability that requires members to continuously assess their mining practices and report them to the community.

The European Union has pledged €225 million in financial support to The Gambia, with the first €75 million in immediate support announced during a visit to Banjul by Neven Mimica, Commissioner for

Cyclone Carlos, the first named storm of the season, is a severe tropical storm that was about 230 kilometers north of the island nation, moving at 6 km/h, the meteorological service said.