Weekly Round Up March 10th – 17th

The weekly round up returns with some exciting new stories from across the globe!

Belgrade Protests

Who?

The Serbian people against President Vucic

What?

Daily protests and rallies in order to make President Vucic step down.


Where?

Belgrade, Serbia

Why is it important, relevant or worth consideration?

Vucic is accused of bringing back a presidency style, reminiscent of the Milosevic era. After the main opposition activist, Borko Stefanovic, was left bloody and beaten in the street, opposition to President Vucic have blamed him for this act. In response, Vucic calls all who are protesting, fascist, hooligans and thieves. Again, a trait seen from the messy collapse of Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

Full Articles:
BBC
RFERL

Algerian Government Reform

Who?

Algerian government

What?

Talks of reformation after weeks of protests


Where?

Algiers, Algeria

Why is it important, relevant or worth consideration?

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has held power in Algeria for 20 years. He has announced he will not be running in the next elections, yet the elections have been postponed time and time again. Protests for him to step down, have a reformation of the government or an election have spread across the country and France, with support from a wide demographic.

Full Articles:
BBC
Aljazeera


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