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Myanmar: Rights group slams junta ahead of coup anniversary

Young people have, once again, taken to the streets despite rising numbers of COVID infections. Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch accused the military of committing "crimes against humanity."

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Is there no stopping all-out civil war in Myanmar? On the first anniversary of the coup that ended power sharing between Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy and a military whose candidates had just been trounced in a general election, a silent strike took place to protest the brutal crackdown against calls to return to civilian rule. Can peaceful protest still work?
8 Feb
The government of Burkina Faso said last week that it had averted a plot by armed forces to take over the country. This attempted coup in Burkina Faso comes hot on the heels of military take-overs in Mali as well as in Guinea.
17 Feb
Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba was sworn in three weeks after leading a coup that toppled the government. Observers and neighbors have remained concerned but reserved about the developments.
18 Feb
Europe and Africa already had more than enough in their in-tray going into their first Brussels summit in nearly eight years. Now you can add coup contagion and the pullout of French-led anti-terror forces from Mali. The day began in Paris for key players in the Sahel. Will the crisis overshadow the EU-African Union summit?
26 Feb
Brussels has imposed sanctions on 22 Myanmar officials and a state- owned oil and gas company that has been a major source of funding for the ruling junta.
23 Feb
On tonight's show we focus on Sudan, where demonstrators once again have taken to the streets to call for the release of prisoners incarcerated for taking part in the recurring protests since last October's military coup. The latest demonstrations come just a day after the UN human rights expert Adama Dieng arrived on his first official visit to Sudan.
24 Feb
Women are playing key roles resisting Myanmar's military rulers a year after the coup. DW spoke with two regime opponents who were forced to flee to neighboring Thailand. One asked that we conceal her identity for her safety.
26 Feb
In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24 and its sister radio station Radio France Internationale (RFI), Mali’s Prime Minister Choguel Maiga said that since 2012, French authorities have tried to divide his country by fueling autonomy claims in the north. Maiga said it is clear Paris has never deemed the ruling junta government as legitimate, and claims it was “preparing a plan” to overthrow it.
22 Mar
Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim population is set to be formally determined as a genocide by Washington. This is expected to boost international pressure on the country's military-led government.
25 Mar
Mining is a key driver of economic growth in Guinea. But the military junta's unyielding approach toward a major iron ore project could be doing the country more harm than good.
28 Mar
The leader of Myanmar's military made the threat at a parade marking Armed Forces Day. The junta ousted civilian leaders, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, in February 2021.