September Current Events 2023: World News
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- French Ambassador In Niger Given 48 Hours To Leave The Country
- The President Of Zimbabwe Has Been Re-Elected Into Office In The Country’s Presidential Election
- Possibly Seven People Killed, After Gang Member Opened Fire On Church-Led Protest
- Three Culprits Of Iraq Bombing That Killed 300 People Have Been Hanged
- 14 People Killed In Poland As A Result Of Outbreak Of Legionnaires’ Disease
- Coup Plotters Take Over Gabon And Put The President Under House Arrest
- Two Men Jet Skiing Of The Coast Of Algeria Killed By Algerian Coast Guard
- India Launches First Mission To Study The Sun, Shortly After Historic Moon Landing
- At Least 20 People Were Killed In An Air Strike By The Army In Sudan
- Constitutional Court In Gabon Swears In Military Junta Leader As Interim President
- Attack On Market In A Ukrainian City Has Killed At Least 17 People
- Abortion Rights Have Been Decriminalized Across Mexico Due To Supreme Court Ruling
- Kim Jong Un And His Daughter Present As North Korea Celebrates 75th Anniversary
- Narendra Modi Announces That African Union Has Become A Permanent Member Of G20
- Explosion Hit Crowded Market In Khartoum, Killing At Least 35 People
- 26 People Were Confirmed Dead In A Boating Accident In the North-Central Region Of Nigeria
- Bill Passed By European Union Parliament Hikes Renewable Energy Target
- Several Missiles Has Been Launched By Ukraine On Crimea
- Emmanuel Macron Says French Ambassador In Niger Is Being Held Captive
- Plane Crash In Amazon, Brazil Leaves 14 People Dead
- Ukraine Welcomes The Arrival Of First Grain Ships Using New Route
- Bus Erupts In Flames Due To A Head-On Collision Resulting To Death Of 20 People
- Canada And India Both Expels Envoys Over The Killing Of Sikh Leader
- Women Face Up To 10 Years In Jail In The Newly Passed Hijab Bill By Iran Parliament
- UK’s Prime Minister Considers Shielding Next Generation From Smoking
- Ukraine To Receive Long-Range Missiles From The United States
- French President Confirms That Military Presence In Niger Will End By The End Of 2023
- France Plans To End The Use Of Fossil Fuels By 2030
- Speaker Of Canada’s House Of Commons, Anthony Rota Steps Down
- Fire Outbreak At A Wedding In Iraq, Killing At Least 100 People
French Ambassador In Niger Given 48 Hours To Leave The Country
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Friday, August 25, 2023 – Coup leaders in Niger have given the French ambassador 48 hours to leave the country amid the continuous deterioration of the bilateral ties between France and Niger. The Junta confirmed that Sylvain Itte refused to respond to a meeting with the foreign minister of Niger. France, however, said the junta had no authority to order such an expulsion.
According to the French foreign ministry, they said “the putschists do not have the authority to make this request, the ambassador’s approval coming solely from the legitimate elected Nigerien authorities.
Last week, the coup's leader, Gen Abdourahamane Tchiani, promised to return control of the country to the civilian within three years. The announcement was made during a meeting between the General and mediators from the West African regional bloc ECOWAS in Niamey's capital.
The President Of Zimbabwe Has Been Re-Elected Into Office In The Country’s Presidential Election
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Saturday, August 26, 2023 – The President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, was declared the winner of the country’s presidential elections on Saturday. He was declared after securing an absolute majority in a tense Presidential contest.
The minister of information in Zimbabwe tweeted on Saturday that “the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has announced the 2023 presidential election result. President Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner with 2,350,711 votes, equivalent to 52.6%. He was followed by Nelson Chamisa, who had 44% of the total vote.
According to the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) reports, fundamental freedoms were curtailed during the election. They also added that violence and intimidation were witnessed, leading to a climate of fear. The Zimbabwean police arrested up to 40 election monitors for allegedly coordinating the lease of results ahead of the final tally of the ballots.
Possibly Seven People Killed, After Gang Member Opened Fire On Church-Led Protest
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Sunday, August 27, 2023 – Rights groups confirmed that fewer than seven people were killed after a gang opened fire on a church-led protest in a suburb of Haiti's capital. A Christian church leader gathered hundreds of people to protest against gang violence when a local gang opened fire with machine guns.
The director of the Center for Analysis and Research in Human Rights, Gédéon Jean, said it is possible that the number of people that were killed could be higher than 7, given the number of parishioners at the March. Jean said the responsibility lies with the pastor who took the innocent people to the protest and the judicial and police authorities who have not prevented the slaughter.
The number of injured people was not confirmed, and 10 others are believed to have been kidnapped.
Three Culprits Of Iraq Bombing That Killed 300 People Have Been Hanged
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Monday, August 28, 2023 – Three people who were involved in a car bombing resulting in the death of more than 300 people in 2016 have been hanged by Iraq. The bomb exploded while people enjoyed a night out during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
The incident was the deadliest single bombing in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. A vehicle filled with explosives was blown up next to a shopping center in Karrada on July 3, 2016.
The Prime Minister of Iraq, Mohammed Shia al-Sudani’s office, confirmed the execution but did not name those who were executed. The Prime Minister told the victims' families that “the rightful punishment of death sentence had been carried out against the three key criminals found guilty of their involvement in the terrorist bombing.”
14 People Killed In Poland As A Result Of Outbreak Of Legionnaires’ Disease
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Tuesday, August 29, 2023 – 14 people have been confirmed dead following an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in south-eastern Poland. Over 150 cases have also been confirmed, and many infected people have been taken to hospital since the outbreak was detected last week. Nine new cases were discovered on Tuesday.
Legionnaires’ disease is a serious lung infection transmitted by inhaling tiny droplets of infected water. However, it is not contagious. People can become infected with the disease when showering, flushing a toilet or from an air conditioning system.
There has been no confirmation as to what the source of the bacteria is, as the initial test proved inconclusive. Additional chlorine has been added to the municipal water supply system as a decontaminant. The authorities have also warned residents to boil their water before drinking it.
Coup Plotters Take Over Gabon And Put The President Under House Arrest
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Wednesday, August 30, 2023 – The military officers in Gabon have announced that they are taking over from the country’s president, Ali Bongo, which threatens the family’s half-century rule over the country. The announcement was made on national television by men in uniform. They said they have placed the present under house arrest. The announcement has caused celebrations and gunfire reports on the capital's streets.
While speaking on national television, a spokesman of the Committee for the Transition and Restoration of Institutions (CTRI) confirmed that General Brice Oligui Nguema had been designated president of the transition. The junta also said investigations would be launched against the President’s son, who was arrested alongside six other individuals for high treason.
The military officers confirmed that the election result would be voided and all the country's borders would be shut. They also added that all institutions in the country have been shut down.
Two Men Jet Skiing Of The Coast Of Algeria Killed By Algerian Coast Guard
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Friday, September 1, 2023 – A French diplomatic source has confirmed that a French Moroccan was killed, and another was arrested by Algerian authorities because of an incident off the coast of Algeria. One of the family members who witnessed the incident confirmed that two men were shot dead by Algerian authorities and another person was arrested.
French authorities are in contact with the families of those who are affected, and in communication with authorities from Morocco and Algeria. When asked about the incident, The spokesperson of the Moroccan government said at a local news conference that the case would usually be part of the judicial authority’s jurisdiction and did not give any further comment.
Both Algeria and Morocco have a hostile relationship over Morocco’s claim on the Western Sahara, and Algeria’s support for an armed group named Polisario Front which is seeking independence of the region. In 2021, Algeria broke off diplomatic relations with Morocco.
India Launches First Mission To Study The Sun, Shortly After Historic Moon Landing
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Saturday, September 2, 2023 – India launches its first mission to the Sun, one week after the country’s successful unmanned moon landing. The spaceship, Aditya-L1 was launched shortly before midday. As the vessel made its way to the upper reaches of the Earth’s atmosphere, an announcement was made by an official from an Indian Space Research Organization that the Launch was successful, and all conditions were normal.
If the mission is successful, the mission from the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will be the first by any Asian nation to be placed in orbit around the sun.
The objective of the mission is to carry scientific instruments to observe the outermost layers of the sun in for four months. The mission would also give better explanations of the dynamics of several other solar phenomena by imaging and measuring participles in the sun’s upper atmosphere.
Source: The Guardian
At Least 20 People Were Killed In An Air Strike By The Army In Sudan
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Sunday, September 3, 2023 – At least 20 people have been killed after an air strike from the army in the Capital of Sudan. The majority of the victims of the attack in the Kalakla al-Qubba neighborhood have been buried in the rubble. Hundreds of people have been killed since the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have been fighting for the country of Khartoum since April.
The Ministry of Health in the country has confirmed that over 1,100 people have died across the country, including civilians who were caught in the crossfire. The conflict started when the army chief, Gen Abdul Fattah al-Burhan, and the head of the RSF, Gen Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo fell out over the future of the country.
There has been frequent artillery and air attacks by the army to dislodge the paramilitary fighter. The most recent attack is one the heaviest.
Constitutional Court In Gabon Swears In Military Junta Leader As Interim President
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Tuesday, September 5, 2023 – Gabon’s military junta leader, General Brice Nguema, was sworn in by Gabon’s constitutional court as the interim president of the country. Gen. Brice led a coup that ousted the country’s president Ali Bongo last week, a coup which ended the Bongo family’s long reign in the country.
Before the coup on Wednesday, President Bongo, who has been the president for close to 14 years was declared winner of a controversial presidential election marred by voting delays and internet cuts. Celebration broke out in the country because of the coup, with lots of supporters expressing solidarity with the military.
Gen. Brice, who was Bongo’s former bodyguard was swiftly installed as the transitional leader. He approved the reopening of Gabon borders ahead of his swearing-in. He also met with political leaders to discuss reform and a possible transitional period.
Attack On Market In A Ukrainian City Has Killed At Least 17 People
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Wednesday, September 6, 2023 – At least 17 people died due to a blast that happened on a busy market street in the middle of the day. The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky has condemned the attack, saying it was a deliberate attack on the peaceful city of Kostyantynivka.
The President, who has blamed Moscow for the attack said that the people that were killed in the blast did nothing wrong and warned that the death toll is likely to increase. Not less than 33 people are said to have been injured. Part of the establishments that were hit were a market, pharmacy, and shops.
The recent attack is one of the worst attacks on Ukrainian civilians since the spring. The Prosecutor-general of Ukraine has launched an investigation into the incident. His office confirmed that they are in pursuit of “criminal proceedings for violation of the laws and customs of war.”
Abortion Rights Have Been Decriminalized Across Mexico Due To Supreme Court Ruling
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Thursday, September 7, 2023 – The Supreme Court of Mexico has ruled unanimously that the state laws that prohibit abortion are unconstitutional and that they also violate the rights of women. The ruling comes two years after the court ordered the northern state of Coahuila to remove sanctions for abortion from its criminal code.
The Court’s decision is a major victory for a reproductive rights organization that is based in Mexico City. The women in Mexico celebrated the ruling on social media, by posting green heart emojis, which refers to Latin America’s burgeoning feminist movement.
The new ruling will protect both women who a seeking abortions and healthcare workers who are involved in providing abortion care from criminal charges. The ruling is also a major victory for women's rights activists across Latin America, where the Catholic church is a powerful influence.
Source: The Guardian
Kim Jong Un And His Daughter Present As North Korea Celebrates 75th Anniversary
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Friday, September 8, 2023 – The President of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, and his daughter attended a military parade to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of North Korea. As part of the parade, industrial workers and paramilitary forces marched down Kim II Sung Square in Pyongyang.
Part of those who attended the parade was a Chinese delegation, led by Vice Premier Liu Guozhong, and visiting members of the Russian Army Academic Ensemble Alexandrov. It was also confirmed that the debilitating envoys stationed in Pyongyang were also invited.
The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin sent a congratulatory letter to President Kim. In the letter, President Putin said that relations between the two countries have improved on the principle of friendship and mutual respect. He also added that he believes that relations between the two countries will expand in all aspects.
Narendra Modi Announces That African Union Has Become A Permanent Member Of G20
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Saturday, September 9, 2023 – The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi announced on Saturday that the African Union is to join the Group of 20 (G20) as a permanent member. The announcement came as he inaugurated a leaders’s summit in New Delhi for the world’s wealthiest nations.
While giving his opening speech, Modi invited Azali Assoumani, the chair of the African Union to take his seat as a permanent member of the grouping. Modi also said in his opening remarks that “as the President of G20, India calls upon the world to come together to transform the global trust deficit into one trust and reliance.
The African Union is a continental body that consists of the 55 member states that make up the African countries. Over time, they have long been a guest invitee to the G20 gathering alongside other major global organizations.
Explosion Hit Crowded Market In Khartoum, Killing At Least 35 People
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Sunday, September 10, 2023 – Not less than 35 people have been confirmed dead after a crowded market was hit by explosive weapons in Sudan’s capital. Medecins Sand Frontieres (MSF) also confirmed that more than 60 people were wounded because of the attack.
MSF confirmed that air strikes and shelling continued after explosive weapons had hit the market. They also said that “they are also trying to save the lives of people whose body parts have been ripped off by the explosion.”
More than five million people have been forced to leave their homes, and thousands have also been killed during the conflict in Sudan. Khartoum and the western region of Darfur have been worst hit by the conflict. There has been an effort from the United States, Saudi Arabia, and other countries to mediate an end to the conflict, but they have not been successful.
26 People Were Confirmed Dead In A Boating Accident In the North-Central Region Of Nigeria
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Monday, September 11, 2023 – Not less than 26 people have been confirmed dead in Nigeria when a boat carrying more than 100 farmers capsized in the North-central region of the country. Authorities confirm that the incident makes it the second boat tragedy in the region in three months.
The spokesperson of the Niger State government confirmed that rescue teams were searching for survivors from the site of the incident, adding that more than 30 people have been rescued so far. The spokesperson, Bologi Ibrahim also said in a statement that the incident happened while the victims were going for farming activities.”
According to the statement, most of the 26 people that were confirmed dead are mostly women and children. 30 people have also been rescued as confirmed by the spokesperson. It however remains unclear what the cause of the incident is and whether the passengers had safety gear while they were on board.
Bill Passed By European Union Parliament Hikes Renewable Energy Target
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Tuesday, September 12, 2023 – The lawmakers of the European Union gave their final approval to a legally binding target to expand renewable energy faster this decade. It is a plan of central parts of Europe to curb climate change and shift away from fossil fuels. According to the new law, the European Union’s target for renewable energy has been raised significantly from 32% to 42.5% by 2030.
On Tuesday, the European Parliament voted on the law with a large majority of 470 votes in favor of the law, 120 votes against and 40 abstained. The final bill must get a green light from the countries that are members of the European Union before it enters into force.
The European Commission was earlier warned by Europe’s solar industry that a drop in module prices is likely to push European manufacturers towards bankruptcy. A spokesperson of the Commission however confirmed that it is aware of the difficulties and is working with manufacturers of renewable energy for possible solutions.
Several Missiles Has Been Launched By Ukraine On Crimea
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 – Ukraine has confirmed that it was responsible for the attack on naval targets and port infrastructure in Crimea. It is described as one of its biggest strikes on the Russian navy’s Black Sea fleet. Earlier on, Russia claimed that 10 missiles were launched by Ukraine, which caused a large fire at a Sevastopol shipyard, leaving 24 people injured.
An official in the Ukrainian military intelligence, Andriy Yusov confirmed that “a large landing vessel and submarine were hit. However, they do not comment on the means of the strike." The head of Ukraine’s air force via a Telegram post thanked his pilots for their excellent combat work, which strongly suggests that the weaponry was launched by Ukrainian aircraft.
Russia’s Ministry of Defense however confirmed that both vessels will be fully repaired and continued in normal service.
Emmanuel Macron Says French Ambassador In Niger Is Being Held Captive
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Friday, September 15, 2023 – The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, revealed that the French ambassador to Niger and other French diplomats are being held hostage at the French embassy. Macron confirmed this during his visit to the Cote d’Or region in France on Friday. He said food was not being delivered to the embassy in Niamey, and that the ambassadors were eating military rations.
Sylvian Itte, the French ambassador to Niger was asked to leave the country after the military junta seized control of the country, by revoking his visa and instructing police to expel him. However, the French Presidency ordered the diplomat to remain in Niger, saying that France do not recognize the authority of the Junta.
When asked if he would bring the ambassador back home, President Macron said he is in contact with ousted President Mohamed Bazoum, and he would do whatever they both agreed on.
Plane Crash In Amazon, Brazil Leaves 14 People Dead
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Saturday, September 16, 2023 – A total of 14 people have been confirmed dead due to a plane crash during bd weather in the Brazilian Amazon on Saturday. The propeller plane went down just as it was coming to the end of its 400km trip, which was between Manaus, the capital of Amazon state, and the remote jungle town of Barcelos.
The secretary of Amazonas state security, Vinicius Almeida, said that information they got earlier suggested that the plane crashed after running out of runway when it descended into Barcelos during heavy rain and low visibility.
Speaking about the incident, the owner of the plane, an EMB-110, a twin-engine turboprop which was manufactured by Brazilian aircraft, Embracer, said the aircraft and its crew met all the necessary requirements to be flying. The governor of Amazonas, Wilson Lima extends his condolences to the families of the victims.
Ukraine Welcomes The Arrival Of First Grain Ships Using New Route
Sunday, September 17, 2023 – Ukrainian Port Authorities have confirmed that two cargo ships have arrived at a port in Ukraine after traveling through the Black Sea via a new route. The cargo ships have reached Chornomorsk, and are due to lad 20,000 tons of wheat that is bound for the world market.
It was the first time a civilian ship would sail into Ukraine since the collapse of a deal with Russia ensuring the safety of vessels. The route had only been used by ships departing from Ukraine.
According to the Deputy Prime Minister, Oleksandr Kubrakov, he said the ship, “Resilient Africa and Aroyat” sailed flying the flag of the Oceanic Island nation of Palau, and the crew consisted of people from Ukraine, Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Egypt. The vessel is bound to deliver the wheat to Egypt and Israel, according to Ukraine’s Ministry of Agriculture.
Bus Erupts In Flames Due To A Head-On Collision Resulting To Death Of 20 People
Monday, September 18, 2023 – At least 20 people have died in Limpopo Province in South Africa. They died after the bus they were travelling I erupted in flames due to a head-on collision with a truck. Most people killed in the crash are confirmed to be mine workers.
On Monday, the Department of Transportation in Limpopo said 20 people were confirmed dead on the scene, while two other people died at the hospital. It has not been confirmed how many people were on the bus, and if there are any survivors from the incident.
The employers of the mine workers, Murray and Roberts company confirmed that 18 of their staff who were traveling to the Venetia mine were killed because of the accident. The Venetia mine is the largest producing diamond producer in South Africa.
Canada And India Both Expels Envoys Over The Killing Of Sikh Leader
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 – There has been a tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsion from Canada and India concerning the allegation of the Prime Minister of Canada, that New Delhi was involved in a state-sponsored assassination on Canadian soil.
Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau while speaking on Tuesday stood very firm on his allegation that India was involved in the death of the Sikh independence advocate, Hardeep Singh Niijar, who was shot dead in Surrey, British Columbia in June.
Canada’s Foreign Ministry then expelled Pavan Kumar Rai the most senior member of India’s foreign intelligence agency operating in Canada. The authorities of India then retaliated, ordering a senior Canadian diplomat to leave the country within five days.
James Cleverly, British foreign secretary confirmed that the United Kingdom is in support of an investigation by Canada, and says he expects that India will cooperate.
Source: The Guardian
Women Face Up To 10 Years In Jail In The Newly Passed Hijab Bill By Iran Parliament
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 – The Parliament of Iran has passed a bill that would increase prison terms and fines for women and girls who break its strict dress code. Under the new bill, anyone caught dressing inappropriately could face up to 10 years in jail. The bill however still needs approval from the Guardian Council to become law.
Under the Iranian law, which is based on the country’s interpretation of Sharia, women and girls that are above puberty age are expected to wear hijab that will cover their hair, and they are also expected to wear long, loose-fitting clothing to hide their figures.
The Parliament members voted on Wednesday to pass the “Hijab and Chastity Bill,” which says that anyone caught not dressed appropriately in public places will be subject to a fourth-degree punishment. The bill passed after a vote of 135-34.
UK’s Prime Minister Considers Shielding Next Generation From Smoking
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Friday, September 22, 2023 – Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is contemplating introducing some of the toughest anti-smoking measures in the world. The measure would put a ban on the next generation from ever being able to buy cigarettes.
The Prime Minister was considering a similar measure by New Zealand which was implemented last December, which involves increasing the legal smoking age steadily. With that, tobacco would end up never being sold to anyone born on or after January 1, 2009.
The plan of Mr. Sunak to fine people £10 for missing a GP or hospital appointment may also be subject to review, however, it could be difficult. All the policies under consideration are part of a new consumer-focused drive from the team of Mr. Sunak before the election next year.
Source: The Guardian
Ukraine To Receive Long-Range Missiles From The United States
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Saturday, September 23, 2023 – The President of the United States, Joe Biden plans to give Ukraine advanced long-range missiles to assist Kyiv with its ongoing counter-offensive. It was confirmed that Ukraine would be getting some ATACMS missiles with a range of up to 190 miles (300km). With the missiles, Ukraine would be able to hit Russian targets deep behind the front line.
On Friday, two of Ukraine’s missiles struck Russia’s Black Sea fleet headquarters. A military source from Ukraine confirmed that the attack used Storm Shadow missiles, which were supplied to Ukraine by Britain and France.
After meeting with President Biden at the White House, Ukraine will receive a new tranche of $325m in military aid, which includes artillery and ammunition. Ukraine has long been requesting ATACMS in order to boost its tough and bloody counter-offensive in the south.
French President Confirms That Military Presence In Niger Will End By The End Of 2023
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Sunday, September 24, 2023 – The President of France, Emmanuel Macron has confirmed that France will end its military presence in Niger by the end of 2023. This decision is the latest development amid the high tensions between the two countries since the military takeover of Niger in July.
Macron confirmed that the decision to end the exercise was “because they are not there to deal with internal politics and be hostages of putschists.” According to President Macron, he said there would not be any French soldiers in Niger by the end of 2023.
According to the statement from Niger’s state television, the ruling power in Niger confirmed that they welcome the decision of France to pull their troops out of the country. The statement further said that “any person, institution or structure whose presence threatens the interests and outlook of their country will leave their ancestral land.”
France Plans To End The Use Of Fossil Fuels By 2030
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Monday, September 25, 2023 – The President of France, Emmanuel Macron has revealed a national ecological plan to reduce France’s greenhouse gas emissions by 55% and end the use of fossil fuels by 2030. The President, while speaking after a special ministerial council at the Elysee, said an additional €10bn would be spent in executing the 50-point program.
Other measures that are included in the plan include the speedy production of electric cars, with brakes on gas boilers, new projects for offshore wind farms, and the opening of several electric battery factories in the northern part of the country. Before the end of 2030, the companies that are responsible for 50 of the dirtiest industrial sites in France are expected to sign an agreement to reduce pollution by 45%
President Macron also added that full control of electricity prices would be back with the state by next month.
Source: The Guardian
Speaker Of Canada’s House Of Commons, Anthony Rota Steps Down
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Tuesday, September 26, 2023 – The speaker of the House of Commons in Canada, Anthony Rot resigned on Tuesday. His resignation comes days after he praised a Ukrainian veteran who fought for a Nazi military unit during World War II. In the parliament on Tuesday afternoon, Rota said “The house is above any of them, and therefore he must step down as the speaker.”
Following Ukraine’s President's address to the Canadian Parliament, Rota lauded Yaroslav Hunka, 98, as a Ukrainian-Canadian war hero who fought for the independence of Ukraine against the Russian aggressors, and still supports the troops today.
Rota’s recognition of Hunka has since been condemned by human rights and Jewish organizations, saying Hunka was part of the Nazy military unit called the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS. The International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg declared the unit a criminal organization in 1946, saying the group committed war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Fire Outbreak At A Wedding In Iraq, Killing At Least 100 People
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Wednesday, September 27, 2023 – Not less than a hundred people have died, alongside 150 others who were injured, following a fire that broke out during a wedding in the biggest Christian town in Iraq. The cause of the fire is yet to be known, but report suggests that it was fireworks that started it.
The Directorate of Iraq Civil Defense confirmed that “the fire led to the collapse of parts of the hall, as a result of the use of highly flammable, low-cost building materials that collapse within a minute when the fire broke out.”
The President of Iraq, posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, that he had instructed officials to “mobilize all efforts to provide relief to those affected by the unfortunate accident.” The Prime Minister of the Country also promised that appropriate building inspection would be carried out, and safety procedures would be scrutinized.
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