Wednesday, December 8, 2021


2 killed as defiant Sudanese march against coup

The latest killings – in Khartoum's sister city – bring the death toll since the outbreak of anti-coup protests on Monday to 11, with about 170 others wounded.

Sudan capital locked down after coup triggers deadly unrest

Life came to a halt in the capital Khartoum and its twin city Omdurman across the Nile, with roads blocked either by soldiers or by barricades erected by protesters.

Asean summit begins without Myanmar after junta snubbed

Myanmar topped the agenda of Tuesday's talks between regional leaders, with the country still in chaos following February's military takeover and the subsequent deadly crackdown on dissent.

7 killed, 140 hurt in protests against Sudan military coup

The Sudan information ministry, still loyal to ousted Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, says that the transitional constitution gives only the prime minister the right to declare a state of emergency and that the military's actions are a crime.

Armed forces detain PM and other leaders in Sudan ‘coup’

The internet was cut across the country as dozens of demonstrators gathered on the streets of the capital Khartoum to protest the arrests, setting fire to tyres.

Lawyer for Myanmar’s Suu Kyi says issued gag order

He says he has been barred from speaking to media, diplomats, international organisations and foreign governments.

Ex-Myanmar president says army tried to force him to cede power hours before coup

This challenges the military's insistence that no coup took place, and that power had been lawfully transferred to the generals by an acting president.

Myanmar shadow govt calls for revolt against military rule

Some opponents of military rule have formed armed groups, under the banner of the People's Defence Forces, and have forged alliances with some ethnic militias that have long seen Myanmar's army as their enemy.

Army seizes power in Guinea, holds president

The head of Guinea's military special forces says government 'mismanagement' prompted the coup.

Myanmar junta chief says new elections in 2 years

The announcement would place Myanmar in the military's grip for nearly two and a half years instead of the initial one-year timeline the army announced days after the coup.

Myanmar junta cancels results of 2020 polls won by Suu Kyi’s party

But it did not say whether fresh polls in the country of 54 million would be held.

Myanmar junta releases thousands of jailed anti-coup protesters

Almost 6,500 have been arrested in a crackdown by the State Administration Council, according to a local monitoring group.

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