April 19, 2019
For days of continued uprising in Khartoum, Sudan has resulted to the forced resignation of Sudan President Omar al-Bashir. Al-Bashir's resignation ended his 30-year government rule which reportedly caused political unrest, killings of innocent civilians and graft and corruption charges. The recent faced off between the government's security forces and tens of thousand of protesters in Khartoum have left at least a dozen dead. The deposed president, according to reports, was detained at Kobar Maximum Prison after he was removed in a military coup. But other sources say, President Omar was only detained at the presidential residence under tight security. The protests lasted for months until the president was ousted and arrested on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Uganda, Henry Oryem Okello, told reporters and other news agencies that the country considers offering assylum to the deposed president if he applies. This, despite the reported arrest warrant already issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Al-Bashir was recently accused of reportedly organizing war crimes. He was also accused of crimes against humanity in Sudan's western Dafur, in which the ICC issued a warrant of arrest against him.READ MORE
April 17, 2019
The Notre Dame Cathedral was one of the most famous buildings all over the world which stand on the banks of a river for centuries. But now the Roman Catholic's biggest and oldest building was engulfed by fire. Hundreds of people from all walks of life immediately rushed to the fire scene and felt sad about the fire that had destroyed one of the midieval icons in the world. This medieval architecture took 200 years to build...Full story to follow Video credit to BBC NewsREAD MORE
April 17, 2019
The Notre Dame Cathedral was one of the most famous buildings all over the world which stand on the banks of the river for centuries. But now the Roman Catholic's biggest and oldest building was engulfed by fire. Hundreds of people from all walks of life immediately rushed to the fire scene and felt sad about the fire that had destroyed one of the medieval icons in the world. This medieval architecture took 200 years to build, it was learned. Four hundred firefighters surrounded the building in hopes of saving large portion of the building but they failed. The centuries-old dilapidated cathedral was easily gutted down by fire and collapsed due to its timber wood structures at the ceilings and other parts of the cathedral. Archt Clare Cousins, a member of the Australian Institute of Architects told ABC News that Notre Dame Paris was one of the very historial gothic architecture. Video credit to ABC News Though the building was partly timber wood in its structures but it stood there for centuries because the hard wood were very preserved and it would not easily give in to quakes and other calamities. However, since the building was 850 years old, it was easily gutted down by fire and some of its very important and iconic part such as the spire collapsed, as what happened to other wooden structures in the ceilings and other parts of the cathedral. Patrick Chauvet, Archpriest of Notre Dame said he was upset of the biggest catastrope that toppled down the global treasure. "This is a national disaster! I was really upset. This cathedral is 850 years old," said Father Chauvet in an interview with ABC News. He said "to see the building fall to pieces, to see the spire fall down just the time we are renovating it, all I could do is pray." Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron also said what happened to the cathedral was a terrible tragedy. "It's our literature, our history, our world, our liberation.The epicenter of our lives." The president also vowed to rebuild the cathedral in five years. We will rebuild Notre Dame because that's what the French people expect. "Notre Dame survives both world wars but now it must be rebuild," the president told the ABC News Correspondent in an exclusive interview. Video credit to France 24READ MORE
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