Today, NewsForKids.net looks at several struggles for leadership taking place around the globe. These stories include a new coup in Burkina Faso, as well as election results from Brazil, Latvia, Bosnia, and Bulgaria.
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Yesterday marked one year from the day that Myanmar's military took control of the country in a coup. In spite of threats from the military, many people in Myanmar protested yesterday by holding a "silent strike", leaving shops and businesses closed, and streets empty.
Burkina Faso’s Military Takes Over, Removes President
Members of the military have taken over Burkina Faso in a coup, removing the elected president, Roch Kaboré. Many people in Burkina Faso support the coup. Mr. Kaboré became less popular because he wasn't able to stop attacks on the country by violent Islamic groups.
Aung San Suu Kyi, who was removed as Myanmar's leader and arrested following a coup last year, has been given a prison term of four years for having walkie-talkies and for breaking Covid-19 rules.
Sudan’s Prime Minister Resigns, Military Still in Charge
Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok stepped down on Sunday, as the country's military continued its harsh crackdown on protesters. Large numbers of protesters have been gathering in the streets since the military took control of the country in a coup in late October.
News Roundup: Sudan Progress?, Massive Orchestra, and 10-Minute Hit Song
In today's news roundup, leaders of a military coup in Sudan bring back the prime minister they removed, thousands of musicians in Venezuela set a record for the largest orchestra, and Taylor Swift sets a musical record by reaching #1 with a 10-minute song.
News Roundup: Sudan Protests, Northwest Floods, & Egypt Scorpions
In today's news roundup, Sudan's military cracks down on people protesting against the recent coup, northwest Canada & US struggle to recover from widespread flooding, and heavy rains in southern Egypt lead to over 500 people being stung by scorpions.
On Monday, Sudan's military, led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, took control of the country in a coup. Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was arrested, along with many members of the government. The military has reacted violently to massive protests against the coup.
News Roundup: Taiwan Fire, Tunisia’s President, & a Two-Headed Turtle
In today's news roundup, a deadly fire breaks out at an apartment building in Taiwan, Tunisia gets a new government named by the president who has taken over the country, and a wildlife center in Massachusetts hatches a turtle with two heads.
News Roundup: Taliban Attacks, Myanmar Coup, & Sharing the Gold
In today's news roundup, the Taliban increases attacks in Afghanistan as the US pulls out, the leader of February's coup in Myanmar says the country's state of emergency will last until 2023, and two Olympic athletes decide to share a gold medal.
News Roundup: Belarus Plane, Mali Coup 2, & Snoozing Pilot
In today's news roundup, Belarus forces a plane to land in order to arrest a reporter, soldiers in Mali remove government leaders for the second time in nine months, and an airplane pilot in Australia falls asleep for 40 minutes while flying.