News Round up 29/04/16

29 April 2016




  • The Indian government has said that all mobile phones sold in India from January 2017 must have a panic button enabling the user to call for help as a result of concerns for women’s safety after a series of violent crimes in recent years.
  • A searing heat wave, coupled with a drought in parts of India is resulting in death for hundreds of people, as temperatures soar above 113 degrees Fahrenheit and reservoirs decrease to 22% of their full capacity.












South Sudan








  • The government forces and allied militias have reportedly killed 541 civilians, including 13 children, and burned 25 villages in the Nuba Mountains during March and April this year. The Nuba Mountains Observatory for Human Rights announced that the Sudanese Air Force Antonovs dropped 563 bombs between 25th March and 12th April, along with indiscriminate shelling on Heiban and Um Dorein, and missiles from fighter jets.
  • Rebel groups, The Sudan Liberation Movement led by Minni Minawi (SLM-MM), the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) announced another six-month ceasefire, active from 24th April.
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