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The Daily Brief: Five Killed in Anti-Coup Demonstrations in Sudan

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The Daily Brief Five Killed in Anti Coup Demonstrations in Sudan

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A peaceful protest against the recent military coup in Sudan quickly escalated as security forces fired live rounds and tear gas killing 5.

Summary: 

  • Thousands of anti-military coup demonstrators took to the streets just days after General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan appointed himself as the leader of the new governing body in Sudan. 
  • The protest began peacefully however quickly escalated as police stations were attacked. 
  • At least 4 people were killed after they sustained gunshot wounds while one other was killed via a tear gas canister shot, several others were injured and were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. 
  • Eye-witnesses state that security forces entered local hospitals and arrested several of the wounded protestors for their participation in Saturday’s protest. 
  • At least 39 police officers were severely injured during the clash. 
  • Protests across Sudan are expected to continue as many oppose General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan’s appointment as leader of the Sovereign Council, a council that excludes civilian members of the Forces of Freedom and Change alliance.
  • The Sudanese military seized power of the joint civilian and military transitional government on October 25th thus causing outrage from those in support of a civilian-backed government.
  • International leaders and pro-democratic protesters have urged Burhan to return the nation back to a joint military and civilian government and to release all officials currently detained.
  • Since the military coup, at least 17 people have been killed during protests. 

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Daughter of Philippines President Announces Run for Vice Presidency

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  • After months of speculation, Sara Duterte, the eldest daughter of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and current Mayor of Davao, filed her candidacy for vice president in next year’s election.
  • Although presidents and vice presidents are elected separately in the Philippines, Ms. Duterte was chosen as the running mate for presidential candidate, Ferdinand Marcos Jr, shortly after filing. 
  • The announcement comes as many speculate that her father, President Duterte will also be running for Vice President after completing his presidency next year, however, he is yet to file paperwork confirming his run. 

Thousands Protests Against Electoral Commission Pick in Congo

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  • Thousands have gathered in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to protest the installment of Denis Kadima as head of the country’s National Electoral Commission (CENI).
  • Kadima is a close friend of DRC President Felix Tshisekedi and has decades of expert experience.
  • Many suspect that Tshisekedi helped Kadima attain the position despite objections from political opposition and influential religious leaders. This controversy is the reason behind the large rallies and demonstrations in DRC.

Ambush on Indian Border Kills 5 Soldiers, 2 Civilians

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  • A rebel ambush in India’s northeastern state of Manipur has killed five Indian soldiers and 2 civilians.
  • The attack appears to have been carried out by an armed rebel group.
  • Colonel Assam Rifles, his wife, and son were killed in the attack along with 4 more Indian soldiers.

Japan’s Toshiba to Split Into 3 Following Wave of Scandals  

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  • Toshiba, a Japanese conglomerate, has announced a plan to split into 3 companies focused on infrastructure, semiconductors, and devices.
  • The move comes days after US industrial giant General Electric and Johnson & Johnson announced their breakup as well.
  • The split is an attempt to appease shareholders and radically reorganize the structure of the corporation.

US’s Biden and China’s Xi to Meet Virtually on Monday

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  • US President Joe Biden will host a virtual meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Monday in an attempt to ease tensions between the two countries.
  • This meeting will be the first between these two leaders since Biden stepped into office in January. 
  • The meeting comes after the passing of a landmark resolution in China which paves the way for Xi Jinping to secure a third term in office.

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Six People Killed in Shooting at Independence Day Parade

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  • Six people were shot dead at an Independence Day parade near Chicago, Illinois. The gunman is still unknown and actively being searched for.
  • The gunman, who is being described as a white man near the age of 20, started shooting at random with a high powered rifle from a rooftop. The parade, which should have included hours of activities and entertainment, quickly ended and crowds were dispersed.
  • Those living in nearby suburbs or areas where the suspect might have gone have been told to shelter in place.
  • July 4th marks the colonies gaining independence in 1776 from Great Britain and the formation of the United States of America.

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Eight Gang Members Arrested and In Possession of Underwater Drones

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  • Spanish police arrested eight gang members that had unmanned underwater drones, six aerial drones, as well as other illegal substances in their possession.
  • The police said the drones could be used for illegal purposes, specifically “to be delivered to French narco-traffickers to be used to transport significant quantities of cocaine.”
  • One of the underwater vehicles was completely built, and two more were still being completed. The drones could potentially be controlled from anywhere in the world.
  • More than a year long investigation was carried out with the help of the French police to investigate the gang and arrest members in Cadiz, Malaga, and Barcelona.

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Three People Killed in Copenhagen Mall Shooting

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  • Three people were killed at a mall in Copenhagen, Denmark after a gunman started randomly shooting with a rifle.
  • The suspect is a 22-year old Danish man with a mental health condition and “known among psychiatric services,” according to Copenhagen police chief Soren Thomassen.
  • Two Danish teenagers were killed, one boy and one girl, and a 47-year old Russian citizen. Four other people are in critical condition from the shooting.
  • Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen spoke about the incident, stating, “Our beautiful and usually so safe capital was changed in a split second.”

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Argentina’s Economy Minister Quits

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  • Argentina’s economy minister, Martin Guzmán, resigned from his post after a week of economic crisis in a 7 page letter published on Twitter.
  • Guzmán initiated office in 2019 taking lead in restructuring Argentina’s debt.
  • In addition to the global rise of food and energy costs, Argentina is battling with 60% inflation.
  • In his letter of resignation, Guzmán calls for a “political agreement within the governing coalition.”
  • Many speculate his statement was in reference to his deputy – Cristina Fernández de Kirchner – whom he was openly at odds with when approaching the country’s economic problems.
  • Prior to the resignation, Fernández took to criticizing economic policy starting with Guzmán’s inflation strategy.

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3 Hezbollah Drones Shot down by Israel

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  • The Israeli military says one drone was shot down by an F16 fighter jet and the other two by Barak 8 missiles via ship.
  • The drones were unarmed.
  • In an official statement Hezbollah confirms ownership of the drones which were heading for the Karish gas field in disputed territory off the Mediterranean coast of Israel.
  • Israel previously announced plans to extract gas from the offshore rig, eliciting threats from Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah.
  • The disputed territory amplified tensions between Israel and Lebanon.
  • Benny Gantz, Israeli Defense Minister, accuses Hezbollah of barring Lebanon from cooperating with Israel concerning maritime borders.
  • This incident evoked support for Hezbollah, many taking to social media platforms to express gratitude for the militant group’s brazen confrontation against Israel’s platform in the Mediterranean. 

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Russian Forces Finally Abandon Snake Island as a Gesture of Goodwill

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  • Russian forces have officially abandoned Snake or Zmiinyi Island as a gesture of goodwill in order to prove that it was not obstructing grain exports. But this claim was instantly dismissed by Ukraine once Moscow continued to shell its grain stores. 
  • Snake Island was seized by Russians on February 24; the island, which is just 22 miles away from Ukraine, is exposed to attacks from all directions, including air and sea. Once Russia seized it, Ukraine attacked the island itself and any vessels carrying troops or heavy weaponry. 
  • Ukrainian military analyst Oleh Zhdanov states that controlling this island and stationing troops doesn’t make sense for either side and the island is an easy target. He argued that maintaining “fire control,”.which is having the capability to strike any target approaching the island, is a better advantage for either side. 
  • The key question is whether the Ukrainians will consider  exporting grain to reboot the war economy. However, the Russian warships still gain dominance over the Black Sea, and although they are offering Ukraine to export grains from Odessa, Ukraine rejected it due to it having to remove mines from outside the port. 

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