Haiti gang opens fire on pastor-led march, kills several
29 August 2023 | 11:08 am
Protesters led by a pastor marched through a gang-controlled area near the capital. Rights groups reporting on the incident blamed the pastor for leading protesters into such a dangerous situation.
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Spain: Gang violence on the rise in poor neighbourhoods of Madrid. Five young people, including two minors, were killed in Madrid in 2022 in score-settling between groups of rival gangs, known locally as "bandas latinas" ("Latino gangs").
The security situation in Haiti has spiralled out of control since the shock assassination of President Jovenel Moise in July 2021, with the country increasingly beset by violence. Today, unrest has reached such levels that the United Nations is being urged to intervene and there has been a total breakdown of governance.
Fighting has broken out in Khartoum between the Sudanese army and the powerful RSF paramilitary group that claims to have taken control of the presidential palace and the international airport.
At least 10 suspected gang members were lynched and burned alive in the Haitian capital. The UN said that the level of insecurity is comparable to countries at war.
At least five people are killed in Tunisia in a shooting at a synagogue on the island of Djerba. A national guard member opened fire on colleagues and worshippers before being shot dead himself. Also, in northwestern Nigeria, divers in the Shagari river have been desperately searching for survivors since over a dozen children drowned there on Tuesday.
In Haiti, gang violence is still rocking the capital Port-au-Prince. We look at two very different initiatives to try to keep it in check: a basketball association working to keep kids off the streets and on the court, and a vigilante movement where civilians are taking justice into their own hands.
Fed up with gang violence, Haitians are hunting down people they suspect of being connected to these infamous armed groups, not hesitating to kill them. The movement – called Bwa Kale – began on April 24 in Port-au-Prince and quickly spread around the country. Dozens of people have been killed by vigilante mobs, often after very brief questioning.
At least five people were killed and several more remain under 10-29 feet deep debris, according to India’s disaster response team. Rescue teams are manually working to dig them out.
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.
China has sacked Qin Gang as foreign minister and appointed his predecessor, Wang Yi, to the post. Qin has not been seen in public since June 25, triggering widespread speculation about his whereabouts.
Clashes erupted between members of the Palestinian Fatah group and rival groups that support Islamists. Violence is not uncommon at Ein el-Hilweh, Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp.
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One month after opening a Tesla factory in Berlin, tech enterprenuer and billionaire Elon Musk opened the newest electric car making facility in Austin, Texas.
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Samuel Paty was killed by a suspected Islamist after showing cartoons of Prophet Mohammad to his class. Five teenagers are charged with identifying the teacher to his killer for payment.
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North Korea has sent troops to restore border posts that were taken town as part of an agreement to ease tensions, Seoul says.
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The protesters were blocking shipping traffic at the Port of Newcastle over the weekend, challenging the nation's dependence on fossil fuel exports.
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