ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mozambique's government has introduced forestry reforms and signed a memorandum of understanding with China in an effort to control its hardwood exports and stop illegal deforestation.
HAMILTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bermuda's top judge on Wednesday ruled against a new law banning same-sex marriage in the British overseas territory, a decision the government could now appeal, lawyers and witnesses said.
SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Coral reefs, mangroves and even some fish could soon have their own insurance policies as the industry seeks new ways to boost protection for those affected by the ocean changes wrought by climate change.
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HAMILTON A Bermudian lawyer has filed a legal motion with the island's Supreme Court to undo a new law banning same-sex marriage, according to a court document seen on Monday.
HAMILTON Bermuda's governor on Wednesday approved a bill reversing the right of gay couples to marry in the British overseas territory, despite a Supreme Court ruling authorising same-sex marriage last year.
BANJUL Gambia's Foreign Ministry said on Monday it was up to the people of Togo to decide whether President Faure Gnassingbe should stay in power after the minister told Reuters at the weekend that mediators should persuade Togo's leader to step aside.
NIAMEY/DAKAR Chad has withdrawn hundreds of troops from neighboring Niger, where they were helping local forces fight Boko Haram Islamist militants, humanitarian sources and officials said.
DAKAR A dormant Senegalese rebel movement has called for the abandonment of a planned mineral sands project operated by Australia-listed Astron, saying it amounts to "a declaration of war".
DAKAR/ACCRA The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on Saturday drew an ocean boundary favoring Ghana in a dispute with its neighbor Ivory Coast, opening the way for development drilling to resume on Ghana's multi-billion dollar TEN deepwater oil and gas project.