04 Oct 2022

Burkina Faso military officials announce dissolution of government and leader’s removal

Last Friday, Burkina Faso announced that the country had undergone a military takeover and that a new leader would be announced. The junta leader, President Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Damiba, has been dismissed and the current government dissolved. Friday was marked by gunfire and a state of confusion in the capital

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27 Apr 2022

Aung San Suu Kyi Found Guilty in Myanmar Ahead of Biden Summit

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced by a court in Myanmar to five years in prison for corruption. The charges she was found guilty of on Wednesday include accepting $1.3million in gold bars and cash from a political ally. The testimony by the former chief minister of Yangon helped

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31 Jan 2022

AU suspends Burkina Faso after coup as envoys head for talks

Burkina Faso has been suspended for a week from the African Union after the coup by a faction of the army. Envoys from West Africa and the United Nations are heading to talks with the coup leaders. The Peace and Security Council of the AU has suspended Burkina Faso from

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26 Jan 2022

Burkina Faso’s military seizes power in a coup, detains president and dissolves government

On Monday, Burkina Faso’s army took control of the country, effectively deposing President Roch Kabore. The military dissolved the government and parliament, suspended the constitution, and closed down the country’s borders. The coup was announced on state television by Captain Sidsore Kader Ouedraogo. Captian Ouedraogo stated that the coup was

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03 Jan 2022

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok resigns after mass protests

Abdalla Hamdok, Sudan’s Prime Minister, resigned after weeks of mass protests that rocked the capital city of Khartoum. Thousands of angry citizens marched against a recent deal forged between the military, who staged a coup in October, and the current government. The deal allowed the two entities to share power.

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20 Dec 2021

Tortured to death: Myanmar mass killings revealed

A series of mass killings of civilians by the Myanmar military resulted in the death of at least 40 men in July. Eyewitnesses and survivors said that soldiers rounded up villagers and separated the men before killing them. Most who were killed were tortured first and then were buried in

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06 Dec 2021

Myanmar court sentences ousted leader to four years jail

Aung San Suu Kyi, the former leader of Myanmar who was ousted this year due to a military coup, has been sentenced to four years in prison. This marks the first decision in a series of verdicts that could land the former leader in jail for the rest of her

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15 Nov 2021

Six killed during protests in Sudan as Al Jazeera bureau chief is arrested

After marches against the military takeover in Sunday on Saturday, a sixth protestor has died. The Central Committee of Sudan Doctors has stated that a 15-year-old was the latest casualty and died in East Khartoum Hospital with bullet wounds to the stomach. Five people were killed earlier on Saturday by

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29 Oct 2021

Myanmar: Suu Kyi aide jailed for 20 years for treason — local reports

Myanmar politician U Win Htein was sentenced to 20 years in jail for sedition according to his lawyer. The 79-year-old politician is a senior member of the national leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party. He was arrested following the February coup in Myanmar. He is the

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27 Oct 2021

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi testifies in court but a gag order prevents her defense from being made public

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s ousted civilian leader, testified in court on Tuesday for the first time since she was overthrown in a military coup that sparked nationwide protests. Her testimony occurred in the capital city of Naypyidaw, however, it was not made public due to a gag order imposed

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