Bitcoin value plunges as El Salvador adoption hit by protests, technical issues
11 September 2021 | 11:21 am
The value of Bitcoin has plunged by more than 10 percent after El Salvador on Tuesday became the first country in the world to accept the cryptocurrency as legal tender. The launch was marred by protests and technical difficulties with the digital wallet app, which had to be taken offline for several hours. Also today, we report on tourism businesses in the southwest of France that have benefitted from the recent spell of good weather, which has prolonged their summer season.
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A court had banned the rally to commemorate the 2016 death of Adama Traore in custody, citing the risk of continued unrest. Meanwhile, the Foreign Ministry rejected UN accusations of structural racism in France.
A man is shot dead as opposition-led protests turn violent in Kenya, all in response to President William Ruto's new nationwide tax hikes. We also head to the Tunisian town of Sfax, where conditions are worsening and help is absent as migrants and locals clash amidst accusations of racism. Finally, there's a new crime plaguing the streets of South Africa, where kidnapping numbers have soared in a country already gripped by a security crisis.
Toomaj Salehi has avoided a death sentence over his participation in the nationwide protests last year. So far, Iran has executed seven people in connection with the unrest.
Kenya is bracing for three days of protests this week. The demonstrations are being organised by opposition leader Raila Odinga, who accuses the government of failing to control a cost of living crisis. Also, as the conflict rages in Sudan, we look at the economic impact of the war on neighbouring Central African Republic, where many are dependant on supplies from across the border. Finally, we are heading to Kigali, Rwanda, where the 6th 'Women Deliver' conference is being held.
The opposition in Kenya has again called for protests over the rising cost of living and tax hikes. But the government has publicly warned that it clamp down on protesters who cause any harm during rallies.
Clashes in Kenya claim six more lives as police and protesters face off in the capital Nairobi, but fewer demonstrators are out on the streets than in previous days. Also, as the Women's World Cup kicks off, we head to Morocco to hear how the country's first ever participation in the tournament is changing the image of the game as a man's sport. Finally, we speak to Seysey, one of France's most celebrated urban music producers and composers, as he releases his own songs for the first time.
For months, hundreds of thousands of Israelis from across society have protested the government's plans to overhaul the judiciary. After a key first vote passed in the parliament, the battle in the streets continues.
Germany's industrial output has dropped significantly, with the country's economy ministry warning that, amid a pessimistic outlook, there are no signs of light at the end of the tunnel.
The Philippine government summoned China's ambassador on Monday and presented a strongly worded diplomatic protest over the Chinese coast guard's use of water cannons in a weekend confrontation with Philippine vessels in the disputed South China Sea, officials said.
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