Myanmar Bars Rohingya Muslim Candidates from Election: Daily Brief

Impact of war on Yemen’s education; Mali’s coup; activists killed in Philippines; EU should push for investigations in Belarus; Azerbaijan’s crackdown on critics; and effects of the pandemic on maternal health in Nepal.

The Myanmar government is blocking Rohingya Muslims from running for political office.

The warring parties are undermining Yemen’s education system.

Mali’s president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has resigned after a coup by the military following months of protests against the government.

Two activists, Zara Alvarez and Randall Echanis, have been shot dead in the Philippines after being subjected to political harassment.

In solidarity with the victims, European Union leaders meeting today should push for an independent, international investigation into abuses by the authorities during the Belarus uprising.

After a rally in July, Azerbaijani authorities have arrested numerous opposition politicians and activists on trumped up charges.

And finally,  new study documents how the pandemic has limited access to reproductive health in Nepal, reducing the number of births in medical facilities by half.