Buhari pledges action against bandits’ threat to food security, appeals for more understanding
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13 May 2021 | 7:54 pm
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Lula's incoming justice minister has also vowed to prosecute protesters who caused damage and violently torched cars and buses in Brasilia on Monday.
Can Dundar, the former editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet, one of Turkey's main newspapers, discussed the press freedom situation in his native country during an interview with FRANCE 24. "If you are challenging the government's interests, you are branded a terrorist or a traitor," he said. Dundar added that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was trying to create chaos in a bid to win the next elections, scheduled for June 2023.
Media organizations and the German Foreign Office have demanded an explanation over the bans while the EU has threatened sanctions. Elon Musk said the suspensions were due to the tracking of private jets.
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Despite a graft scandal, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa survived a challenge for the leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) party.
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