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Wednesday 27th October 2021

Africa

In Sudan the removed Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok has been taken to his own home, according to the Sudanese military. Sudan’s military took complete control of Sudan on Monday, ending 2 years of a transitional government that shared power between civilian leaders and military leaders. In a press conference yesterday, military leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said that the military had seized power in order to avoid civil war.. Anti-coup protests have continued in Sudan, with people blocking roads in Khartoum. Many world leaders have continued to criticise the Sudanese military. Jake Sullivan, the United States national security adviser, said yesterday that the military’s actions are ‘utterly unacceptable’...

“From our perspective these actions are utterly unacceptable. They contravene the constitutional declaration, but more importantly they contravene the aspirations of the Sudanese people.”

The African Union has said it will buy 110 million COVID19 vaccines from the company Moderna. Some vaccines will come straight from the United States, which currently has more vaccines than it is able to use. In the world almost 49% of people have received a vaccine, however in Africa it is only 8%,

Americas

In Brazil, Youtube and Facebook have removed a video by President Jair Bolsonaro in which he says that there is a link between COVID19 vaccines, and AIDS. I n a live-stream, President Bolsonaro claimed that a report from the UK said that people who received COVID19 vaccines developed AIDS “faster than expected”. A statement from Facebook said “Our policies don’t allow claims that COVID19 vaccines kill or seriously harm people”. In July Bolsonaro had videos removed in which he recommended the use of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin to fight COVID19, despite most scientists agreeing that the drugs are not effective.

In Ecuador there were large protests against the economic policy of President Guillermo Lasso yesterday. Indigenous people and other social groups have been demanding that Lasso stop a rise in fuel prices announced last week.

Asia

In the Indian Kashmir region, police are registering criminal cases against some students for celebrating India’s defeat against Pakistan in cricket this weekend. Khadija Tahir reports...

In Indian-administered Kashmir, police have registered criminal cases against students from two different medical colleges for celebrating the Pakistani cricket team's win against India on Sunday. The cases have been registered under the anti-terror law after videos of them celebrating outside their hostels went viral on Social media. Kashmir has been a disputed territory between India and Pakistan since their independence in 1947. The Kashmir region has seen mass protests against the Indian state since its autonomous status was revoked by the Indian supreme court in 2019.

In Japan a company has released a hover-bike for sale. The X-Turismo bike can fly for 40 minutes up to 62 miles per hour, and costs $680,000 dollars. Daisuke Katano, the CEO of A.L.I. technology, said that he hoped that the hoverbike could be used for personal travel or in rescue missions.

Europe

In Spain 6 people have been jailed for selling fake art. In the city of Valencia paintings that were supposedly by famous artists were investigated after being bought for thousands of euros.

The United Kingdom is preparing for COP 26. From Sunday the Scottish city of Glasgow will be holding the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference. Queen Elizabeth will not be attending after doctors recommended that she rests. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said yesterday that their is a gap in leadership that must be filled in Glasgow...

“The clock is ticking - the emissions gap is the result of a leadership gap, but leaders can still make this a turning point to a greener future instead of a tipping point to climate catastrophe. The time for closing this leadership gap must begin in Glasgow. The heat is on.”...

British naturalist Sir David Attenborough, said that this was the last chance to take real action on climate change.

“If we don’t act now, it will be too late. We have to do it now.”

Also in the United Kingdom, the world’s first stamp is going on auction. The postage stamp, which cost one penny to send in 1840 is expected to sell at auction for over £6 million pounds.

That’s your World News in 7 minutes. You can write to us by sending an email to podcast@send7.org, or you can use your voice to send us an audio message at send7.org. I’m Stephen Devincenzi. Have a great day and I will see you tomorrow.

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