Meat sellers go on indefinite strike in Indian state

Shailesh Andrade/Reuters

 

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Jose Kalathil

Meat sellers and butchers across Uttar Pradesh (UP), an Indian state with the largest population of 204.12 million, earlier this week launched an indefinite strike against an ongoing crackdown on illegal and mechanised slaughterhouses in the state.

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Cameroon President’s speech fails to address the nation

Bertrand Guay/AFP

 

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Joseph Besong

Paul Biya, the President of Cameroon, has been at the helm of power for more than three decades. Many believe Cameroon is a haven of peace in Africa and the world at large. Recent unrest in the minority English region of Cameroon is an indication that things are not as people perceived them to be.

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Will we ever learn from political history?

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Hazel Speed

Those of a certain age within the UK will have survived one political strategy/power or another. Playing the system was always better than head-on collisions. No better example can be found than the years when Mrs Thatcher ruled the roost.

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Junior Doctors and the Hippocratic Oath

David Rowe

 

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Hazel Speed

Many will be relieved to learn that the proposed Junior Doctors’ strike in the UK has been averted – even if the next one scheduled does still goes ahead. At least for now, there is time for the BMA, Junior Doctors and their representatives to try and come to terms over the issues.

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Universities strike in DRC following arrest of students and activists

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Darell Maurice

Students from at least five universities in the Democratic Republic of Congo city Goma from Wednesday ceased any academic activity to demand the release of six students, and militants of youth movement LUCHA, (Struggle For Change), arrested earlier this week.

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Strike enforced in Bangladesh to protest execution of Islamist party secretary general

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Sheuli Akter

Bangladesh’s Jamaat-e-Islami party has enforced a dawn-to-dusk strike in protest against the execution of its Secretary General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed.

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