Foreign News Round-up


Protesters are calling for the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan since Saturday 6th April 2019.

Reports say heavy gunfire was heard this 9th April 2019, outside the army headquarters in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum as the protesters continue a sit-in for the third night in a row.

Tear-gas was also fired by government security agents in an attempt to stop the protesters.

Middle East

Polls have opened in Isreal this 9th April 2019 as Israelis vote their next Prime Minister.

This election is the most contested ever as Israel’s incumbent Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu who seeks a fifth term has a strong contestant, Benny Gantz amongst over 30 other candidates.

Benny Gantz, a former military Chief of Staff is leader of the Blue and White Party in alliance with Yair Lapid, a former Finance Minister and TV Personality.

Benjamin Netanyahu on his part, is of the Likud Party.

It is worth mentioning that Israel’s Attorney General announced in February 2019 that he intends to indict Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three corruption cases.

This is not good news for Benjamin Netanyahu as his following may drop.

If he wins this election however, he will become Israel’s longest-serving Prime Minister.


England’s Winger, Raheem Sterling has called on players to stop leaving the pitch over racist abuse.

The 24-year old football player was one of the several players of England to have suffered racist chants directed at them during last month’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Montenegro.

Raheem Sterling who also plays for Manchester City, responded by putting his hands on his ears after scoring in the 5-1 win.

The player explains, “To win the game would hurt them even more. They’re only trying to get you down. If you walk off, they win. To score or win would be better.”

Eleanor Ayuketah Ngochi

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