Protesters in Nepal decry dissolution of parliament
30 December 2020 | 9:00 am
Nepal's ruling Communist Party has split in two and the president, acting on the recommendation of Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli, has ousted the parliament.
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Nepal has one of the world's highest rates of cataracts and subsequent blindness, with devastating consequences for the country's poor subsistence farmers. But one surgeon has been working to change that, running treatment camps for years in remote parts of the country. Now, with fresh funding from an ex-convict-turned-tech multimillionaire, he's able to perform the life-changing surgery on ever more people and has ambitious plans. We take a closer look.
Police used teargas to disperse protests in the Nairobi and Mombasa. Kenyan opposition have called for the protests to condemn new taxes amid a severe cost-of-living crisis.
Protesters in Israel continue to take to the streets. The renewed demonstrations come after the Knesset adopted a key clause in the country's judicial reform package. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pressing ahead with the controversial bill that seeks to curb the power of Israel's Supreme Court, despite widespread opposition. We take a closer look.
Protesters in Kenya demonstrated in several cities, including the capital Nairobi, were met with heavy police presence. The protests come as food prices continue to rise, causing pressure on households.
On July 12, the landmark Nature Restoration Law was adopted in a cliffhanger vote at the European Parliament. Our guest, prominent Finnish MEP Heidi Hautala – who's one the parliament's vice-presidents – says she is "relieved" that the EU parliament now has a position to negotiate with the member states. She applauds the law as "step towards combating climate change", and decries what she calls the use of "fake news and disinformation" by far-right as well as right-wing parties on the nature restoration issue.
Spanish golfer Jon Rahm, aiming to become the first Spaniard to win the British Open since Seve Ballesteros in 1988, said he would advise climate change protesters potentially seeking to disrupt the sporting event to stay away.
Unrest continues in Kenya, as protestors in Nairobi clash with police for a third consecutive day. Those on the streets are voicing their anger at the high cost of living, inflation and tax hikes.
The Israeli parliament has voted in favor of a contentious judicial overhaul as thousands protested outside. Hours earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left hospital after an emergency heart procedure.
Two years after Tunisian President Kais Saied suspended parliament and extended his executive powers, our correspondents report on where the situation currently stands. Also in this edition: Zimbabwe is gearing up for an election in one month's time, but rising inflation could affect the way the vote goes and upset the status quo. And dozens of people have been killed by wildfires across Algeria. Days in, firefighters are continuing to battle the flames, as residents take stock of what they've lost.
Tunisia marks two years since President Kais Saied suspended parliament and assumed executive powers
Two years after Tunisian President Kais Saied suspended parliament and extended his executive powers, our correspondents report on where the situation currently stands. Also in this edition: Zimbabwe is gearing up for an election in one month's time, but rising inflation could affect the way the vote goes and upset the status quo.
Protesters called on Prime Minister Hasina to step down and form a caretaker government to lead the country during next year's elections. Several Western countries have condemned Hasina's government over rights abuses.
Business tycoon Srettha Thavisin has been voted in after a monthslong deadlock since the May election. Srettha's Pheu Thai party is part of a multi-party coalition, including allies with the military.
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