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The Daily Brief: Sudan Anti-Coup Resistance Remains Strong in the Face of Oppression and Violence

Security forces in Sudan fired tear gas at protesters rallying against the country’s military regime near the presidential palace in Khartoum.

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The Daily Brief Sudan Anti Coup Resistance Remains Strong in the Face of Oppression and Violence

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Several mass protests against Sudan’s military regime have taken place in recent weeks forcing action from coup leaders.

Summary:

  • Security forces in Sudan fired tear gas at protesters rallying against the country’s military regime near the presidential palace in Khartoum.
  • Demonstrations against the coup have taken place since October when the military overthrew longtime President Omar al-Bashir.
  • This Monday’s protests organized thousands of people in cities across the Sudan to fight for the government to not negotiate, compromise, or power-share with the military.
  • Military General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan dissolved the Sudanese military-civilian Sovereign Council on October 25 and declared a state of emergency after which he took full control of the nation.
  • Following weeks of mass protests and international condemnation al-Burhan reinstated former Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok to work alongside him in the government, however Sudanese protesters do not want any military interference in the government and are therefore rallying for complete deconstruction of the current military regime.

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Turkish Lira Tanks Against US Dollar Causing Extreme Inflation

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  • The Turkish lira has fallen about 48% in value against the US dollar this year, and has even experienced an all-out crash in November.
  • With the lira losing value quickly, inflation has soared to keep up with depreciation, however higher inflation has made living costs unbearably high for Turkish residents.
  • Inflation in Turkey increased 21.3% in November alone. The current economic circumstances in the country pose a grave threat for presidential incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan who faces elections within the next two years.

Boat Collision off of Swedish Coast Kills One

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  • At least one person was killed following the collision of a UK cargo ship with a Swedish boat in the Baltic Sea. 
  • The gloomy conditions make it hard to know specific conditions of the crash, but upon being found the Danish boat had indicators of “being completely run over” according to officials. 
  • Investigations continue into “some criminal suspicions, including gross drunkenness at sea” which has also left one missing. 
  • A British and Croatian citizen have been arrested for alleged involvement. 

Israeli PM Makes Debut in UAE
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  • Israli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett made his debut in the United Arab Emirates, being the first Prime Minister to do so. 
  • Bennett met with Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed in Abu Dhabi, in which he disclosed that they held “meaningful, in-depth and straightforward talks” around “the region, our economy and technology.”
  • Israel began forming an alliance with the UAE in 2020 in efforts of gathering enough local allegiances, as both countries worry of Iranian nuclear advancements following world powers talks into the reinstitution of the 2015 nuclear deal. 
  • Bennett is “optimistic” the talks can pave the way towards instilling “peace” in the Middle East. 

Denmark Immigration Minister Jailed for Separating Couples
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  • Former Danish minister Inger Stojberg has been sentenced to spend 60 days in jail after illegally separating couples looking to take asylum in Denmark. 
  • Those separated were kept in “unlawful” circumstances, the court ordained, after no individual examinations were undergone into their cases. 
  • The impeachment court found her “guilty of a deliberate violation of the Ministerial Responsibility Act,” ordering 27 couple’s separations in 2016. Parliament will plan to hold discussions on whether or not to disbar her from being a member. 
  • Inger, who pleaded not guilty under the guise of protecting underage girls to put an end to child marriage, said that the verdict was “unrealistic,” but also added she would serve her punishment with her “head held high, and then we will move on.”

Seven Killed in Italy After Gas Explosion, Collapsed Buildings

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  • Seven have been reported dead after multiple building collapses in Sicily following a gas explosion, officials reported. 
  • 11 others have allegedly been hit by the explosion with 100 others forced to evacuate their homes. Firefighters still continue rescue operations on site where 2 remain missing. 
  • Speculation of gas leaks and an elevator were reported by Sicily’s civil protection agency, but investigations are still underway into the cause of the explosion.

All views expressed in this editorial are solely that of the author, and are not expressed on behalf of The Analyst, its affiliates, or staff.

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Saira is a Muslim American with a passion for writing, economics, and justice.  With a background as a UC Berkeley graduate with a bachelors in economics allows her to quantitatively analyze critical developments from around the globe as well as their long term impacts on financial systems and social welfare. She is dedicated to reporting in an investigative, honest and compassionate manner to give voice to those who need it most.

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China Threatens Consequences if Pelosi Visits Taiwan

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  • US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has landed inTaiwan. Prior to the visit, China’s Foreign Ministry has voiced their disapproval, stating that “China will take resolute responses and strong countermeasures to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken emphasized in response  that “The speaker will make her own decisions about whether or not to visit Taiwan,” and that the US is looking to Beijing to “act responsibly and not to engage in any escalation going forward.”
  • The US has made it clear that members of Congress routinely visit Taiwan and that this trip is non-threatening and has precedent. Even so, some officials have expressed concern that China may invade Taiwan’s air defense zone or send missiles near Taiwan in retaliation.
  • Pelosi has criticized China’s leadership and vocalized support for Taiwan in the past. She is currently on her tour of Asia, with scheduled visits to Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan.

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First Grain Ship Departs Ukraine After Six Months of Russian Blockade

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  • The first shipment of grain departed the port of Odesa on Monday after Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian ports for the last six months trapped around 20 million metric tons of wheat and corn.
  • Russia recently made a deal with Ukraine, brokered by the UN and Turkey, allowing grain exports to resume, appeasing fears of a global food supply crisis and rising prices.
  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba celebrated the shipment, calling it a “day of relief for the world, especially for our friends in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.”
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was more hesitant to celebrate the shipment, stating “it is too early to draw any conclusions and make any forecasts” and he wants to “see how the agreement works and whether security will be really guaranteed.”

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Concerns Rise As US Teeters on the Brink of Recession

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  • The US economy declines for the second quarter in a row, causing, what other countries would consider, an economic recession. 
  • The prices for groceries, gas, and other basics are rising at the fastest pace since 1981. The US Central Bank is quickly trying to raise borrowing costs in order to cool the economy and ease the prices on goods, but with the contraction, at the annual rate of 0.9% in the 3 months to July, many are still getting concerned. 
  • President Biden struggles to convince the public that the economy is sound, with the unemployment rate at a low 3.6%. But with inflation in the US hitting 9.1% in June, the fastest price appreciation in 4 months, consumer spending has slowed at an annual rate of 1%. 
  • Many other countries, such as China and the UK, have been hit harder by the surge in energy prices and the War in Ukraine, causing risks from abroad. Other countries are facing much more serious problems and once they’re hit, their problems can spill over and affect the US. 

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North Korea Could Possibly Be Preparing another Nuclear Test

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  • North Korea could be preparing a seventh nuclear test, especially after Mr. Kim announced that the country is fully ready for any military confrontation with the US at a Korean War Anniversary event. 
  • A US special representative in North Korea states that Jong-Un has tested an unprecedented number of missiles this year—31 to 25. Jong-Un also stated that threats from the US required North Korea to achieve the urgent historical task of strengthening its self-defense. 
  • Jong-un also stated that South Korea is reviving a plan to counter North Korea’s threat by mounting precautionary strikes; in June alone, South Korea launched 8 missiles of its own.
  • The North Korean regime is especially angry with South Korea’s new president Yoon Suk-yeol and his so-called Kill Chain strategy. This strategy allows South Korea to launch ballistic missiles and air strikes on North Korean targets if it ever feels threatened. 
  • North Korea has also not been getting as much engagement with Washington ever since Biden replaced Trump, and could be hinting at some sort of deliberate escalation by the North, and preparations have been underway at the Punggye Ri test site since March.

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Russia Limits Gas Supply to Germany

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  • Gazprom, a major Russian energy provider, has stated it will reduce the supply of gas to Germany by half via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline due to repair work. 
  • Germany has said that they see no technical reason for the decrease in gas supply. The European Union continues to accuse Russia of weaponizing energy, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stating, “This is an open gas war that Russia is waging against a united Europe.”
  • Ukraine and Russia signed an agreement to allow the export of grain via the Black Sea after Russia continued to block millions of tonnes from being exported. The next day, Russia struck missiles at the port, some of which hit the infrastructure of the port.
  • The US and Ukraine are optimistic that the agreement will still be implemented, with the US State Department stating, “Despite these attacks, we do understand that the parties are continuing preparations to open Ukraine’s Black Sea ports for food and fertilizer exports…we also continue to expect that the Black Sea agreement will be implemented.”

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Pope Francis Apologizes for Indigenous Abuse in Canadian Residential Schools

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  • Pope Francis traveled to the grounds of a former residential school near Alberta, Canada and formally apologized for the Church’s role in the abuse of indigenous people and erasure of indigenous culture.
  • The majority of the schools were run by members of the Roman Catholic Church in the late 1800s and 1900s. Around 150,000 indigenous children were sent to the schools and more than 3,000 are estimated to have died.
  • In his speech, the Pope asked for forgiveness and highlighted the Church’s role in the schools system, stating, “I ask forgiveness, in particular, for the ways in which many members of the Church and of religious communities cooperated… in projects of cultural destruction and forced assimilation promoted by the governments of that time, which culminated in the system of residential schools.”
  • Indigenous chiefs, survivors of the residential schools, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were some of the few in attendance for the Pope’s remarks.

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