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New Fighting in East Myanmar Displaces Around 100,000

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New Fighting in East Myanmar Displaces Around 100,000

An estimated 100,000 people have been displaced by new fighting between Myanmar’s military and rebel groups in the east of the coup-stricken country, the UN said Tuesday.

Myanmar has been in chaos and its economy paralyzed since the generals ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s government in February, accusing it of fraud during 2020 elections.

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Recent clashes and “indiscriminate attacks by security forces against civilian areas” had forced an estimated 100,000 to flee their homes in eastern Kayah state near the Thai border, the UN’s Myanmar office said Tuesday.

Those in areas hit by fighting were in “urgent need” of water, food, shelter and health care, it said, adding that travel restrictions imposed by security forces were delaying the delivery of much-needed aid.

On Tuesday the Red Cross said it was urgently ramping up efforts to meet the humanitarian needs of 236,000 people in Myanmar, already reeling from the Covid-19 pandemic before the coup struck.

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China agrees to reschedule Congo Republic’s $2.4bn debt

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China agrees to reschedule Congo Republic's $2.4bn debt

Chinese President Xi Jinping has agreed in principle to reschedule Congo Republic’s debt, Congolese finance minister Rigobert Roger Andely announced, adding that the move would help unlock stalled international monetary fund lending.

The IMF approved a $449 million, three-year lending programme in 2019 on the condition that the central African oil producer ensured the long-term sustainability of its debt.

Only $45 million has been disbursed to date, however, as the government has struggled to secure a restructuring of its debt to oil traders.

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Congo previously reached a deal with China in 2019 to restructure a portion of its debt. that arrangement required Congo to repay a third of its debt within three years, with the remainder benefiting from a 15-year extension of the repayment schedule.

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Sudan PM Warns of Fractures within Military, Urges ‘Unity’

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Sudan PM Warns of Fractures within Military, Urges ‘Unity’

Sudan’s premier  warned Tuesday of “deeply worrying” fractures within the country’s security forces and called for reconciliation between civilian and military-political factions.

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok made the comments as he announced an initiative to unify the factions guiding Sudan through a fragile transition following the April 2019 ouster of dictator Omar al-Bashir.

Sudan has been led by a civilian-military ruling administration since the sides reached a power-sharing deal the following August.

Nearly two years later, the transition continues to face pressing challenges including pressure from rebels and civilians to reform the military.

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He pointed to splits among pro-democracy activists who led the December 2018 protests against Bashir, adding that fragmentation within the military was also “a deeply worrying issue”.

Hamdok said his initiative aimed to push for reforms to the military and ensure that armed groups, including the powerful paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), be integrated into the armed forces.

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Russian Hurdler, Sergey Shubenkov Cleared of Any Wrongdoing by AIU

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Russian Hurdler, Sergey Shubenkov Cleared of Any Wrongdoing by AIU

Russian hurdler Sergey Shubenkov has been cleared in what the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Tuesday was a “genuinely exceptional” doping case involving a diuretic prescribed to a family member.

The AIU, which oversees integrity issues in global athletics, said that a low concentration of acetazolamide had been found in Shubenkov’s out-of-competition sample collected in December 2020.

The substance is on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) list of prohibited diuretics and masking agents and is banned both in and out-of-competition.

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Shubenkov, the 2015 world champion and silver medalist at the 2019 worlds 110 metres hurdles, told the unit that the finding was linked to the residue of a medication taken by a family member.

The AIU added that its charge against Shubenkov had been referred to its disciplinary tribunal, which found that Shubenkov’s case was “genuinely exceptional”.

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