Khing Hnin Wai, a teacher living in Myanmar, accidentally filmed her exercise routine in front of the country’s parliament whilst coup d'état was taking place behind her. The three-minute video posted by Ms Hnin Wai on Facebook took social media by storm. She also posted a series of other videos to show she’s often in the same spot going through her workout routine, with little going on behind her most days. But that all changed on Monday as the country found itself once again in political turmoil. Civilian leaders including Aung San Suu Kyi were taken into custody as the military seized power using claims of election fraud.
Social media platforms temporarily blocked Donald Trump’s account after he posted a video addressing protesters who stormed the US Capitol in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election results. Twitter has locked the president’s account for 12 hours after removing three tweets and accusing him of excusing violence. Issuing its first ever ban on the president, the social media giant added he will face a “permanent suspension” from the platform if the offending tweets are not deleted.
President Mugabe pledged to preside over a ZANU-PF congress next month even though the party removed him as its leader hours before.
A military intervention by the regional Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Mugabe's favour has been ruled out.
"A deal has been proposed that former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa should lead a transitional government," says report.
Tsvangirai and Mutsvangwa had both been in South Africa on different missions, according to a NewsDay report.
I will be happy to see Robert Mugabe go.
"South Africa is willing to be a mediator... we have done it before."
Labour, under Corbyn, stands for nationalised rail services, public healthcare and education, and numerous other popular policies that reverberate with the people. Through correct political strategy and effective sloganing, there's no doubt Labour will recoup the disillusioned masses - but change needs to start with Corbyn.