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WWF says Tanzania dam project could hurt key wetland

JOHANNESBURG — A conservation group says Tanzania’s agreement with Egyptian companies to build a huge hydroelectric dam in the Selous Game Reserve risks damage to an important wetland and could hurt the livelihoods of over 200,000 people who live downstream. … more

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Tanzania agrees to construct $3 billion dam in wildlife park

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — Tanzania has signed a $3 billion agreement with Egyptian companies to construct a huge hydroelectric plant in a game reserve that is a UNESCO World Heritage site. President John Magufuli on Wednesday witnessed the signing … more

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Suspect in Rwanda genocide home after Denmark extradites him

KIGALI, Rwanda — A Rwandan teacher accused of participating in the country’s 1994 genocide has arrived home to face charges after his extradition from Denmark. Prosecution spokesman Justin Nkusi confirmed the arrival Tuesday of 50-year-old Wenceslas Twagirayezu and said he … more

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  • Council of Trent Convened (1545)
    on 12/13/2018 at 5:00 am

    The Council of Trent made sweeping reforms to the Catholic Church over 18 years, eliminating many abuses criticized in the Protestant Reformation. Convened by Pope Paul III at Trento, Italy—28 years after Martin Luther issued his 95 Theses—the council fixed the canon of the Old and New Testaments, set the number of sacraments at seven, defined […]