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World Oceans Day: What must African oceans do to clean up?

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Tuesday 8 June marks World Oceans Day, a day to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean.

The United Nations says: “World Oceans Day reminds everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. They are the lungs of our planet and a major source of food and medicine and a critical part of the biosphere.”

Africa is no stranger to man-made disasters in its oceans.

In August 2020, the pristine coast in Mauritius turned black after a major oil spill caused by a Japanese ship that ran aground.

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