Political Unrest
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Indonesian president’s reelection sparks protests

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/21/19, 09:58 am

Indonesian authorities braced for protests Tuesday after the opposition rejected President Joko Widodo’s electoral victory. The Electoral Commission confirmed that Widodo received 55.5 percent of the votes, while his main opponent, retired Gen. Prabowo Subianto, secured 44.5 percent. Some 154 million Indonesians participated in the electoral process that spanned 17,000 islands and about 800,000 polling stations.

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U.S. suspends flights to Venezuela

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/16/19, 10:47 am

The United States on Wednesday suspended all commercial passenger and cargo flights to and from Venezuela because conditions there “threaten the safety and security of passengers, aircraft, and crew,” the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said. Many international airlines had already suspended flights to the country, but some domestic Venezuelan airlines like Avior Airlines had continued operations to Miami.

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Protesters attacked in Sudan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/14/19, 10:26 am

Security agents loyal to deposed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir are suspected of killing at least six people in an overnight attack Monday on protesters demanding a civilian government. Video footage showed men dressed in Sudanese army and paramilitary uniforms opening fire on the demonstrators.

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