Two dead, hundreds arrested in Niger’s post-election violence

Violence erupted after electoral commission declared former interior minister Mohamed Bazoum victor in Sunday’s runoff vote. At least two people have been killed and hundreds arrested in Niger’s post-election violence. Violence erupted on Tuesday after the electoral commission declared former interior minister Mohamed Bazoum victor in Sunday’s runoff vote with 55.75 percent, while opposition candidate […]

DRC: Dozens killed, hundreds missing in Congo River boat accident

At least 60 people died after a boat carrying some 700 capsized in Mai-Ndombe province, minister for humanitarian action says. At least 60 people have died and hundreds more are missing after a boat capsized in the Congo River in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to a government official. Steve Mbikayi, minister […]

CureVac aims to produce hundreds of millions COVID jabs in 2021

Vaccine by German biotech, whose investors include Qatar Investment Authority, is ‘on its way to approval in coming weeks’, says Germany’s health minister. German biotech company CureVac has joined the global effort to boost coronavirus vaccine supplies by signing up pharmaceuticals giant Bayer and contract drugmaker Rentschler to help to produce its experimental COVID-19 jab. […]

‘Police everywhere, justice nowhere’: Hundreds protest in Tunisia

More than 1,000 people arrested in Tunisia over past two weeks in protests against corruption and police brutality. Hundreds of Tunisians marched in the capital on Saturday to protest against police abuses they say are endangering freedoms won in the 2011 revolution that swept away authoritarian rule. Hundreds of riot police confronted the demonstrators, leading […]

France: Hundreds protest against Amazon expansion

Demonstrators form human chain as they rally against Amazon’s plan to set up facility in small southern town of Fournes. Hundreds of people have rallied in several French towns and cities in protests called by anti-capitalist and environmental groups against e-commerce giant Amazon. Among the places where demonstrators staged rallies on Saturday was the small […]

Hundreds of Rohingya disappear from Indonesia refugee camp

Neither local authorities nor the UN could account for the whereabouts of the stateless Muslim minority from Myanmar. Hundreds of Rohingya are missing from a refugee camp in Indonesia and are believed to have been trafficked to neighbouring Malaysia, according to officials and other sources. Just 112 refugees remain at the makeshift camp in Lhokseumawe […]

Hundreds of pelicans found dead in Senegal World Heritage site

At least 750 pelicans found dead in Djoudj bird sanctuary near border with Mauritania, Senegal’s parks director says. Some 750 pelicans have been found dead in a UNESCO World Heritage site in northern Senegal that provides refuge for millions of migratory birds, the country’s parks director said. Rangers found the pelicans on January 23 in […]

Ocean Viking ship rescues hundreds of migrants off Libya coast

A total of 374 migrants have been rescued in two days, said SOS Mediterranee, which operates Ocean Viking aid vessel. More than 370 migrants and refugees have been rescued off the coast of Libya by the Ocean Viking humanitarian vessel in two days, a French NGO running the boat said on Saturday. SOS Mediterranee said […]

Italy: ‘Cornerstone’ mafia trial begins with hundreds in dock

Italy’s largest mafia trial in more than 30 years begins Wednesday, as prosecutors hope to strike a blow to the ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicate, whose tentacles reach worldwide. More than 350 alleged members of the mafia and politicians, lawyers, businessmen and others accused of enabling them will face a judge in a huge, specially converted courtroom […]

Capitol siege: If rioters were Black, ‘hundreds’ would be killed

The United States’s stark racial inequality was on display after a mob of predominantly white supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol with ease on Wednesday then left with few immediate consequences, according to Washington residents, activists and politicians, including President-elect Joe Biden. The rioters broke through barricades, smashed windows, snatched souvenirs and […]

Indonesia: Hundreds evacuated as Mount Merapi spews hot clouds

Authorities evacuate residents from the fertile slopes of the mountain as it belches hot gas and debris. Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano spewed avalanches of hot clouds on Thursday morning as hundreds of residents were evacuated from its fertile slopes. Lighter eruptions continued during the day, with a column of hot clouds rising 200 metres (656 […]

Hundreds of Migrants Stranded in Freezing Weather in Bosnia

Hundreds of migrants stranded at an abandoned camp in Bosnia and Herzegovina were spending New Year’s Eve in freezing temperatures, according to humanitarian groups, as authorities in the country struggled to balance their safety with growing hostility from local populations. Around 700 people on Wednesday were sleeping in abandoned shipping containers and in the open […]

‘We will die’: Hundreds of migrants freezing in Bosnia camp

Aid organisations urge for a solution as migrants stranded by Croatian border face cold with no facilities or heating. Hundreds of migrants have been stranded in a squalid, burned-out tent camp in Bosnia and Herzegovina as heavy snow fell in the country and winter temperatures suddenly dropped. Migrants at the Lipa camp in northwest Bosnia […]

Hundreds of Nigerian schoolboys freed, says state governor

02:02 From: NewsFeed The governor of Nigeria’s Katsina state says hundreds of missing schoolboys have been freed after their mass kidnapping. Read more 24 Dec 2020 facebooktwitterwhatsapp More episodes from NewsFeed play 02:13 play 02:07 play 03:15 play 02:07 Show more . Source link

Lone children among hundreds in Malaysia immigration detention

In December, Rafiullah’s fears were realised when his 14-year-old nephew was caught trying to enter Malaysia on foot and detained. The boy is now among 756 children Malaysia’s home minister reported to be in immigration detention across the country as of October 26, and like 405 of them, Rafiullah’s nephew is on his own. “This […]

Hundreds protest in Armenia after PM ignores deadline to resign

Pashinyan’s opponents want him out over what they say was his disastrous handling of the recent Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Opposition demonstrators have blocked the streets of Armenia’s capital to mark the start of a protest campaign after Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan ignored their call to step down over a ceasefire deal struck with Azerbaijan. Chanting “Nikol, […]

India: Unidentified disease kills one, hundreds hospitalised

The illness left patients experiencing symptoms ranging from nausea and anxiety to loss of consciousness. One person has died and more than 400 have been taken to hospital in southern India due to an unidentified infection that caused many to fall unconscious following seizures and nausea, according to a senior health department official. The illness […]

Belarus police detain hundreds at ‘march of neighbours’ protests

Anti-government protesters shift tactics to evade crackdown, creating smaller gatherings in districts across Minsk. Belarusian security forces detained hundreds of protesters at rallies in Minsk the opposition had billed as “the march of neighbours”, local police and a rights group reported. Thousands of demonstrators met at various locations on Sunday, mostly in remote residential areas […]

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Police use rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse crowds as months of protests against President Lukashenko continue. Masked security forces arrested hundreds of people in another day of mass demonstrations against the president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko. Protesters on Sunday chanted “I’m going out”, the last-known written words of an anti-government protester who died […]