Sudan protests turn deadly
04 June 2019 | 1:00 pm
Sudan protests turn deadly.
The protesters claimed that a recent suicide bombing in Kabul was specifically meant to target girls of the historically oppressed Hazara community. The UN says 35 were killed and 82 wounded.
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock says Iran's Islamic clerical regime "is on the wrong side of history" and has pledged new sanctions from the EU.
Streets were quiet in the normally bustling heart of Accra's central business district on Wednesday as traders in the Ghanaian capital closed their shops to protest worsening economic conditions.
Farmers have criticized a plan that could see them pay for greenhouse gas emissions produced by their livestock. The government says it is in talks with farmers over the proposed tax.
At least 220 people were killed in two days of tribal fighting in Sudan's southern Blue Nile province. The provincial government declared a 30-day state of emergency and banned gatherings.
Eighty thousand people gathered in Berlin to show solidarity with demonstrators in Iran. Meanwhile, shopkeepers and factory workers went on strike in several Iranian cities.
On the first anniversary of Sudan's military coup, the country remains stuck in a political stalemate. But, despite the increasingly difficult humanitarian situation, the population hasn't given up hope.
On the first anniversary of the military coup that derailed Sudan's transition to civilian rule, at least one protester is killed and thousands take to the streets against the power grab. Also, key peace talks open in South Africa between Ethiopia's federal government and Tigrayan rebels. Finally, part of the world's largest telescope SKA is hosted by South Africa to study the birth of the universe.
Two thirds of South Sudan's population may face severe food shortages during next year's April-to-July lean season due to floods, drought and conflict, United Nations agencies said on Thursday (November 3). Rachel Judah reports.
Authorities continue to crack down on activists in Thailand calling for reform to draconian lese majeste laws. Public interest has waned, and prominent activists say they are heavily monitored.
While the people of Iran protest back home, the national team sent a powerful message of their own from Qatar. Iran coach Carlos Queiroz conceded his players are "affected by the issue" after a 6-2 defeat by England.
Iran's football team dominate the front pages today after their courageous decision to boycott the national anthem during their match against England. Also, we look ahead to France's first pool match against Australia.
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