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World Bank halts Sudan operations in blow to coup leaders, strike calls gain support

Sudan Atbara coup protests1

Khartoum, SudanReuters The World Bank halted disbursements for operations in Sudan on Wednesday in response to the military’s seizure of power from a transitional government, while state oil company workers, doctors and pilots joined civilian groups opposing the takeover. Thousands of people have taken to the streets since Monday’s coup led by armed forces chief […]

Anti-coup protesters defy junta warning, strike grips Myanmar

Myanmar Mandalay anti coup rally 22 Feb 2021

Reuters A general strike against military rule shut businesses in Myanmar on Monday and huge crowds gathered peacefully despite fears of violence after authorities warned that confrontation could be deadly. Three weeks after seizing power, the junta has failed to stop the daily protests and a civil disobedience movement calling for the reversal of the […]