Colombian president calls for end to deadly protests
20 March 2022 | 3:05 pm
Colombia's President Ivan Duque has called for an end to the mass anti-government rallies. More than two dozen have died in the unrest stemming from anger over living conditions and heavy-handed police tactics. Planned tax increases set off the protests.
Cuba's opposition plans to go ahead with protests demanding greater freedom and the release of political prisoners. The US has accused Havana of orchestrating a clampdown.
The death toll rises in Sudan's protests, as security forces crack down on people marching against the military coup. Meanwhile in the DR Congo, Islamist attacks continue in Beni. The local Muslim community is having to deal with both the deadly consequences of terrorism as well as stigmatisation. Finally, we take you to meet baby turtles in Senegal. Tourism, fishing and construction have threatened several species, but with the pandemic slowdown, nests are flourishing.
In the wake of the teenager’s acquittal after killing two people, protesters have taken to the streets across the United States to demonstrate for racial justice. Police clamped down on crowds in Portland, but rallies were largely peaceful.
Thousands across Sudan have protested a deal between military and civilian leaders to reinstate Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, who was ousted in a coup. The main opposition bloc now rejects any power-sharing with the military.
President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has vowed to improve the fight against terrorism following protests in Burkina Faso. However, many people feel that these are empty words and have been calling for his resignation.
Protesters have taken to the streets of Ankara and other Turkish cities after the country's currency - the lira - tumbled 15 percent against the US dollar. Many are calling for the government to resign, blaming them for the economic situation.
The UN's Human Rights Office has called for a prompt and independent probe into reports of rape and sexual harassment at Sudan's anti coup protests on Sunday. Also, the French army announced that it killed a top member of a jihadist organization in an airstrike in Niger. The man was a key suspect in the murder of eight people visiting a giraffe park, including six French citizens. And Egyptian authorities have banned shishas in cafes as a part of their fight against Covid 19.
German police are running "at full capacity all the time" and struggling to cope with stress as they deal with violent and aggressive protesters, the police union has said.
The Doctors Committee said two people have been killed by authorities. Sudan's military leader has vowed to crack down on protesters demanding civilian rule, saying they "would not achieve a political solution."
Hun Sen's trip marked the first official visit by a country's leader to Myanmar since last year's coup. It has angered local and international human rights campaigners.
Russia is sending troops to Kazakhstan to support the government, which has been facing days of angry protests. For Moscow, there is more at stake than cementing its influence in a neighboring country shaken by unrest.
Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi granted an interview to FRANCE 24. Earlier this month, peaceful protests against a hike in energy prices in Kazakhstan sparked a brutal crackdown, backed up by military support from Russian-led troops. The official death toll stands at 225, but human rights groups believe it to be much higher. Tileuberdi said the Kazakhstani authorities were ready to share "proof" with the international community that there were foreign terrorists among the "armed militants". So far, witnesses on the ground have not backed up this claim.
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