Death toll rises as Colombia marks one month of unrest
31 May 2021 | 11:33 am
Three people have died during anti-government protests in the Colombian city of Cali, authorities said, as the country marks a full month of social unrest that has claimed dozens of lives.
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The military is now assisting local law enforcement agencies in the hardest-hit provinces of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, but rioting and looting continue.
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tens of thousands of troops are being deployed to hotspots of unrest in South Africa. Communities try to clean up after days of looting as the chaos exacerbates racial tensions. Also, Ethiopia accuses aid agencies of being part of a propaganda campaign. The conflict now sees local TPLF fighters facing off against ethnic Amharas. And as Africa's Covid-19 deaths surge by 43 percent in a week, the continent's chronic shortage of vaccines sees Ivory Coast ramping up efforts to facilitate vaccination. South Africa Jacob Zuma riots
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The corruption trial of the former South African president is set to resume despite violence that shook the country this week. The court will hold a virtual session to "avoid disruption."
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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says recent violent unrest and looting, which claimed more than 200 lives, united the country as well, as he visits cleanup and rebuilding efforts in Soweto township in Johannesburg.
23 Jul 2021
Small fires still smoulder under the collapsed roof of a label-printing company in Durban days after devastating riots shook South Africa. The Ushukela Industrial Park in the southeastern port city is one of several that has been blitzed in a spree of arson and looting that hit parts of South Africa. Riots and looting first flared in the southeastern province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), sparked by the jailing of graft-accused former president Jacob Zuma.
Colombian immigration authorities expelled a German activist who documented anti-government protests. She said she was the victim of an attack last week, which Colombian police dispute.
The illegal activity has caused major environmental damage in Colombia, one of the world's most biodiverse countries. Officials say the spike in mining is also deeply concerning "because it has ties to organized crime."
One day after Zambians went to the polls, the capital of Lusaka sees sporadic fires and roadblocks in the Chibolya district. Police and military personnel have been patrolling the streets as the nation awaits for the results of a tightly contested election between President Edgar Lungu and long-time rival Hakainde Hichilema.
Mexican and Colombian aid arrives in Haiti, after the Caribbean nation was struck by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that left more than 1,400 dead.
In the mountains and jungles of southwestern Colombia, rural workers toil doggedly in the coca fields despite the dangers posed by guerrillas and drug traffickers -- and despite the government's anti-drug campaign.
Haitian migrants on the Colombia-Panama border speak of their determination to reach the United States. The US special envoy to Haiti resigned Thursday, denouncing the Biden administration's deportation of Haitian migrants. The announcement came after the US had already flown 1,400 Haitians back to Haiti on 12 flights.
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