How violence is sapping faith in West African democracy
02 February 2022 | 6:11 am
A coup in Burkina Faso follows military takeovers in Guinea and Mali as civilian administrations are blamed for a failure to tackle a rise in insurgent violence.
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Delegates from Israel and the Palestinian Authority have pledged to counter a surge in violence and de-escalate tensions. At a rare meeting, representatives said they would work for a "just and lasting peace."
Following the killing of two Israelis at the weekend, angered Israeli settlers attacked the Palestinian city of Hawara in the occupied West Bank, posing a further escalation of tensions and violence in the region.
Police arrested seven people after violence erupted at a soccer match in Turkey against a team from the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, authorities said, and a pro-Kurdish party called for officials to resign over the "open racism" at the game.
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Tunisia is seeing a surge in xenophobic violence against people from sub-Saharan Africa after the president claimed in February that migrants from the south were part of an in-ternational plot to change the country's demographic makeup.
Albert Ho, a prominent pro-democracy figure in Hong Kong, has once again been arrested. He is already facing up to a decade in prison for other charges under the national security law.
Spain: Gang violence on the rise in poor neighbourhoods of Madrid. Five young people, including two minors, were killed in Madrid in 2022 in score-settling between groups of rival gangs, known locally as "bandas latinas" ("Latino gangs").
US President Joe Biden opened his second Summit for Democracy with some 120 leaders from around the world, saying that democracies were getting stronger, unlike autocracies.
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