Last Wednesday, Admiral Linda Fagan took over as the leader of the United States Coast Guard, making her the first woman to lead a branch of the US armed forces. US President Joe Biden, who chose Admiral Fagan for the job, said, "It's about time."
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For almost 17 months, Ethiopia has been fighting a brutal war with rebels from Tigray, the country’s most northern state. Now, the two sides have called a truce to get food and other supplies to millions of people in Tigray, who need it badly.
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 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.
Last November, Ethiopia's government attacked Tigray, the country’s most northern state. A year later, the fighting is more brutal than ever. Many people worry that the war will keep growing, leaving Ethiopia and nearby countries more dangerous and less stable.
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.
On Sunday, soldiers in Guinea's capital, Conakry, marched on the president's palace, arrested the president, and took control of the country. Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, who led the coup, later said that the country would soon have a new government.
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.
In today's news roundup, protests against Myanmar's military coup continue despite violence, new results show that India's Covid-19 vaccine is safe and works well, and scientists discover the world's largest glow-in-the-dark shark.
For the last three weeks since the military took control of Myanmar in a coup, people have been protesting across the country. Thousands of protesters take to the streets daily, in spite of the military's harsh crackdown.