Burkina Faso hit by fresh uncertainty after second coup in eight months

Issued on: 01/10/2022 – 14:33 Burkina Faso awoke to fresh chaos Saturday, with the country facing its second coup in a year. Junta leader Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba was toppled by junior officers who accused him of failing to address the numerous jihadist attacks on the impoverished and restive West African nation.  Shops…

Xinjiang officials use China’s anti-crime campaign to target ‘disloyal’ Uyghurs

Authorities in China’s far-western Xinjiang region used the Chinese government’s 100-day crackdown on criminals and fugitives to target Uyghurs deemed “religious extremists” and “two-faced,” a police officer in a major city said. The campaign was rolled out by Wang Xiaohong, a close ally of Chinese President Xi Jinping who was…