Monday, February 15, 2021



Internet access restored in Myanmar after shutdown – Tracker

Internet connection in Myanmar is returning to normal after a full-blown shutdown amid ongoing protests against the military takeover, traffic tracker Net Blocks reported on Monday.

Myanmar activists call for general strike as protests continue

Demonstrations against the Myanmar military’s coup on Monday is set to take place across the country for a third consecutive day as prominent activists called for a general strike.

COVID-19: Myanmar resumes vaccination programme

Myanmar resumed the vaccination programme against COVID-19 across the country on Friday, according to an announcement from the Health and Sports Ministry.

Bandits up, herdsmen down and the ugly dance to Rwanda, by Amir Bagwanje 

They are called bandits when they kidnap in Zamfara while the media tags them, Fulani herdsmen if the victims are from Ekiti or Ebonyi. The same evil but called different names. For decades, farmers in the North have painfully endured the destruction of their farmlands

UK condemns charges against Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi

UK Foreign Minister, Dominic Raab, condemned on Thursday the detention and charges filed against Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyu and other elected officials ousted by a military coup, and requester their immediate release.

China rejects claim of supporting coup in Myanmar

China’s foreign ministry, on Wednesday, rejected the suggestion that it supported or gave tacit consent to Monday’s military coup in neighbouring Myanmar.

Myanmar military to hold new elections after 1-year state of emergency

The Myanmar military said on Monday that it will rerun the multi-party general elections after a one-year state of emergency declared earlier in the day.

UK condemns Myanmar coup, imprisonment of Aung San Suu Kyi

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday condemned the coup in Myanmar after the military seized power and imposed a state of emergency, saying Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian leaders “must” be freed.

U.S. threatens to take action against detainers of Myanmar’s president, others 

The U.S. has threatened to take action against those responsible for the detention of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as President Win Myint in Myanmar.

EU leaders condemn coup in Myanmar

European Union, EU, leadership reacted in condemnation to the events unfolding in Myanmar on Monday, urging the release of those detained and compliance with the disputed election results.

Myanmar de facto leader urges citizens to oppose military coup

Myanmar’s detained de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was arrested during a coup on Monday urged the people of Myanmar to oppose military power grab.

Nigeria listed among 41 countries in need of food assistance

A report released by the Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, on Thursday, titled, “Crop Prospect and Food Situation,” has listed Nigeria among 41 countries in need of external assistance.

8 docked in Myanmar court over alleged ties with insurgents

Eight persons on Friday appeared before a Myanmar court,  charged with financing terrorism, including six deported from Singapore in July over allegations they had...

54 missing after landslide at Myanmar jade mine

The Myanmar Ministry of Information on Tuesday said that 54 people were missing after a landslide in a jade mine in Kachin State buried...

Myanmar farmers face arrest under ‘disastrous’ land law

Millions of Myanmar’s farmers face arrest and eviction after the deadline for applications for permits to remain on their land expired on Tuesday, local...

7, 400 Myanmar women forced to marry in China – study

More than 7,400 women from Myanmar have been forced to marry Chinese men between 2013 and 2017, the authors of a new study said...

Myanmar endures worst of Mekong monsoon floods

Monsoon rains have pummelled the Mekong region in recent days with Myanmar bearing the brunt of flooding that has forced 150,000 to flee and...

UN Security Council urges Myanmar to ease Rohingyas’ safe return

The United Nations Security Council on Monday urged Myanmar to step up efforts for Rohingya refugees to return to the country safely and voluntarily. During...

Cyclone in Myanmar kills 5, destroys 1,400 houses

The deep tropical depression occurred over parts of the Bay of Bengal and the cyclone swept across areas between Kyaukphyu and Manaung, coastal area of the country's Rakhne state with maximum wind speed to 45-60 miles per hour.

Myanmar says some Rohingya refugees returned voluntarily

Myanmar says dozens of Rohingya Muslims who fled to neighbouring Bangladesh have returned voluntarily and will be sent to a transit centre pending resettlement. Nearly...

Myanmar erects security posts on burned Rohingya land: Amnesty

Myanmar is building security installations on top of razed Rohingya villages, Amnesty International said Monday, casting doubt on plans to repatriate hundreds of thousands...

‘Ethnic cleansing’ of Myanmar’s Rohingya continues

Some 700,000 Rohingya have fled over the border to Bangladesh since August, with horrifying testimony of murder, rape and arson by soldiers and vigilante mobs.

Myanmar army chief honoured by Thailand despite Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's army chief received a royal decoration from Thailand on Friday, despite accusations his security forces have carried out ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims...

Myanmar denies report of mass graves in Rakhine

Myanmar on Saturday denied that there were five mass graves of Rohingya Muslims in a village in crisis-hit Rakhine state, saying that 19 "terrorists"...

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