Myanmar protests: UK tells citizens to flee
By Abiodun Ogundairo
21 March 2021 | 2:34 pm
Britain has advised its citizens to leave Myanmar as authorities react with increasing severity to daily protests. The UN says the junta is probably committing crimes against humanity.
France's government decided to bypass the lower house of parliament with contested pension reforms. The snap decision came moments before a planned vote, sparking fury inside and outside of parliament.
The French government's decision to force through its pension reform has sparked angry demonstrations across the country, with many videos of chaos in Paris circulating online. However, as credible as they may seem, some of these videos have been taken out of context, as Emerald Maxwell explains.
Nairobi police sought to disperse demonstators protesting the cost of living crisis as well as accusing President Ruto of stealing last year's election. Authorities arrested several protestors, including two lawmakers.
Thousands of Myanmar's nationals, caught in the crossfire between the army and pro-democracy rebel forces, have crossed the border and entered the northeast Indian state of Mizoram.
Protests erupted in several cities a day after President Emmanuel Macron doubled down on raising the pension age. Worker strikes shut down transport, while protesters blocked highways and other infrastructure.
Myanmar's largest city has been cut off from the world for almost four years. DW spoke with Yangon residents about what life is like under a military regime.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said the junta needed to "tackle" the underground National Unity Government at a military parade. He promised to hold elections once the state of emergency ends.
Banking authorities in the US have approved of the sale of SVB to First Citizens Bank & Trust. SVB's March 10 collapse was the second largest in US history.
It is crucial week for the future of the French government’s plans to reform the pension system. Another huge strike is planned by the unions for Tuesday, and any significant dip in the number of people taking part in demonstrations will weaken their cause.
A young man was shot dead in Kenya on Monday, a hospital said, as anti-government protests turned increasingly violent, with police firing tear gas at opposition leader Raila Odinga's convoy and his supporters, and looters going on the rampage.
Kenyan President William Ruto vowed on Tuesday to protect his citizens amid the ongoing anti-government protests, which have seen many lose their homes and businesses in the aftermath, while opposition leader Raila Odinga said he will continue on with demonstrations.
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