Political Unrest
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Ethiopian coup leader killed in gunfight

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/25/19, 11:13 am

The Ethiopian army general accused of staging a failed coup attempt in the northern region of the country over the weekend died Monday in a shootout with security forces, according to government officials. Brig. Gen. Asamnew Tsige was shot dead on the outskirts of Bahir Dar, capital of the northern Amhara region, said Nigussu Tilahun, a spokesman with the prime minister’s office. Authorities also detained four senior officials in Amhara and about 178 other people for participating in the uprising.

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‘Sing hallelujah to the Lord’

Hong Kong | Christians are a highly visible presence in Hong Kong protests
by June Cheng, Erica Kwong & Array
Posted 6/17/19, 11:13 am

Tides of protesters dressed in black flooded the streets of Hong Kong for the second consecutive Sunday to protest the controversial extradition bill that could see residents sent to mainland China to stand trial.

According to organizers’ estimates, nearly two million people attended the march, making it the biggest protest in the city’s history with more than a quarter of the population participating. The police estimate a much lower turnout of 338,000.

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Protests continue in Hong Kong

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/17/19, 09:41 am

Nearly 2 million demonstrators turned out again in Hong Kong Sunday, according to organizers, to protest against a controversial extradition bill, even as the territory’s leader offered an apology. Police officials said 338,000 people were present at the peak of the protest. Protesters held up banners, chanted protest songs, and sang Christian hymns on the streets. The proposed law would make it easier to send criminal suspects to China, where they could face unfair trials.

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