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Burkina Faso

A mine in Burkina Faso was attacked for the third time in the last 15 months on Wednesday, Nov. 6, leaving at least 37 people dead. The Canadian owned mining company believes that terrorists or bandits have been responsible for the attacks on the mine in West Africa. The attack took place on a convoy of local employees traveling to the mine, though the company says they have no reason to believe they are being specifically targeted.

Original article by Ian Austen, Nov. 7, 2019. The New York Times.

The Hague, Netherlands

A Congolese warlord known as “The Terminator” was found guilty of crimes including murder, rape and sexual slavery and sentenced to 30 years in prison by an international court on Nov. 7. Bosco Ntaganda was found guilty of 18 war crimes and crimes against humanity leading to the sentencing, which marked the highest ever handed down by the international court.

Original article by Associated Press, Nov. 7, 2019. The New York Times.


After weeks of unrest following a disputed election, Bolivian president Evo Morales resigned on Sunday, Nov. 10, a decision that he says was forced by coup. Morales made the decision after the Bolivian military indicated it would support the people calling for Morales to resign. Morales is currently in hiding and his home has been ransacked. As of Nov. 11 it is unknown who will take over political power.

Original article by Clifford Krauss and Daniel Victor, Nov. 11, 2019. The New York Times.

Hong Kong

The protests in Hong Kong continued to turn violent on Monday, Nov. 11 as one young protestor was shot by police and a man arguing with protestors was set on fire. As the protests continue, neither side has shown signs of compromise and it is unlikely that clashes between protestors and police will come to an end anytime soon.

Original article by Mike Ives, Elaine Yu and Edward Wong, Nov. 11, 2019. The New York Times.