French streaming event “Zevent” break their own world record from last year by collecting more than 5.6 million euros for charity Amnesty International in 56 hours : worldnews

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 73%. (I’m a bot) After breaking a historic record on Saturday, the Z Event 2020 continued its wild momentum, breaking its 2019 record with an impressive crowd. This impressive sum was collected thanks to numerous donations as well as thanks to the special Z Event Store, which alone made it possible to collect the tidy sum of 1,431,000 euros. We’ll let you know at midnight of the final sum raised by this Z Event 2020, which has already broken…

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Sudan khalwas: Undercover in the schools that chain boys

A BBC News Arabic investigation has uncovered systemic child abuse and evidence of sexual abuse inside Islamic schools in Sudan. For 18 months, reporter Fateh Al-Rahman Al-Hamdani filmed inside 23 schools across the country. Boys as young as five-years-old were routinely chained, shackled and beaten by the sheikhs or religious men in charge of the schools. Mohamed Nader is one of those who was abused. He was imprisoned and tortured for five days, and received such a brutal beating that he nearly died. Al-Hamdani spoke to him about what happened,…

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‘Red, red wine’: The meaning of African election symbols

image copyrightAFP In our series of letters from African journalists, media and communication trainer Joseph Warungu looks at why colours and symbols are so important in the pursuit of power in Africa as the continent gears up for an election season. Remember red red wine? No, not the stuff in a bottle that allows you to unbottle your feelings. I’m talking about Red Red Wine… one of the biggest cover hits by the British reggae group UB40. It reached the number one spot in the UK and the US in…

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India coronavirus: The woman who ferries patients in a school bus

Neelam Singh had been driving a school bus for 18 years when the pandemic struck. Schools shut as India went into lockdown but case numbers continued to climb, especially in Mumbai city where Ms Singh lives. Faced with a shortage of ambulances, officials decided to use school buses to drive patients to and from hospitals. Ms Singh knew the risks when she took on her new role. Mumbai is one of India’s worst-hit cities. But, even after recovering from Covid-19, she says there was no question of quitting. Video by…

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Over 50,000 march in Belarus against authoritarian leader : worldnews

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 81%. (I’m a bot) On Monday, the country’s Interior Ministry threatened to use firearms against the protesters “If need be,” saying that the rallies “Have become organized and extremely radical.” However, the protests have continued despite the crackdown. Tsikhanouskaya, who is currently in exile in Lithuania after leaving the country in fear for her safety, threatened on Tuesday to call a nationwide strike unless Lukashenko announces his resignation, releases political prisoners and stops the crackdown on protesters. Scores of…

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