El Salvador calls emergency talks on military loan after soldiers occupy parliament
16 February 2020 | 11:14 am
President Bukele and troops entered parliament on Sunday to demand a loan to better equip the military and police. But the opposition party, FMLN, remain skeptical and have described his actions as those of a dictator.
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Parliament scrapped a rarely enforced colonial-era law criminalizing sex between men. However, it introduced a constitutional amendment that stands in the way of marriage equality.
A female MP in Senegal is slapped, kicked and knocked to the ground in the country’s National Assembly, this after allegedly insulting a pro-opposition religious leader. Also, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to fight for his position after a preliminary investigation found he may have committed serious crimes. Finally, we bring you all the football news from the World Cup in Qatar.
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