Hwange game park is home to numerous species ©  paulafrench/Getty Images
Hwange game park is home to numerous species © paulafrench/Getty Images

Why was there a U-turn on mining in national parks?

10 September 2020

Zimbabwe has banned mining in national parks and rivers to protect wildlife after an outcry followed the decision to let Chinese companies mine for coal in a famous park.

Monica Mutsvangwa, minister for information, publicity and broadcasting services, announced the ban during a post-Cabinet media briefing, the state-owned Zimbabwe Herald reported.

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