Mogadishu / Somalia : After the term of office of the incumbent President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed expired , several opposition groups refused to recognize him as the incumbent head of state. Instead, a national council consisting of members of the executive, opposition parties and civil society is recognized. From this, a new head of state is to be determined temporarily.
Tangier / Morocco : The flooding of an illegally operated textile factory in a private house as a result of intense rainfall in the region results in 24 workers killed and 10 injured.
Tuesday February 9, 2021
Kabul / Afghanistan : Government employees and the Minister for Economic Development of Rural Areas are killed in two bomb attacks in the Afghan capital. While Western media in particular see the Taliban as responsible for these attacks, their spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid rejects them with the statement that the Taliban had nothing to do with them.
Berlin / Germany : At a Prime Minister's Conference, the Prime Ministers of the federal states agreed with Chancellor Angela Merkel to extend the current provisions to combat the coronavirus pandemic until March 7th, apart from a few easing. The federal states decide on the procedure for schools and daycare centers.
Jakarta / Indonesia : At a press conference, the Indonesian Transport Safety Authority publishes an interim report on the crash of a Boeing 737-500 on Sriwijaya Air flight 182 on January 9, 2021. The report shows that the machine is known to be due to blocked thrust levers had crashed.
Kabul / Afghanistan : A district chief of the police is killed in four bomb attacks in the Afghan capital.
New Delhi / India : After the conclusion of an agreement on the mutually coordinated withdrawal of troops in the border conflict over the Pangong Tso salt lake in the Ladakh region , China and India are starting to withdraw soldiers from the region.
Windhoek / Namibia : According to a press release from Finance Minister Iipumbu Shiimi , Air Namibia will be liquidated after flight operations have ceased . In view of other issues such as economic growth and social benefits, the Namibian government is no longer in a position to further subsidize the state airline. However, the government will pay an annual salary for every 600 employees.
London / Great Britain : The Supreme Court of Great Britain grants residents of the Niger Delta in Nigeria the right to sue the Dutch-British oil company Royal Dutch Shell in British courts for environmental pollution. The background to this is the longstanding legal dispute between two Nigerian municipalities and the group over environmental damage caused by spilled oil. The group takes the view that it is not liable for its Nigerian subsidiaries in Europe, and that saboteurs are responsible for the pollution caused by large-scale oil leaks.
Minsk / Belarus : President Aljaksandr Lukashenka announces a constitutional referendum, which is to be held at the same time as local elections no later than January 18, 2022.
Rome / Italy : The former head of the European Central Bank ( ECB ), Mario Draghi , is sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Italy in the Quirinal Palace.
Sohag / Egypt : During excavations in the Abydos burial site near Sohag, archaeologists discover a beer brewery that is over 5,000 years old, which was probably built at the time of Pharaoh Narmer towards the end of the 0th Dynasty and allowed the simultaneous production of 22,400 liters of beer.
Tokyo / Japan : According to initial media reports, at least 120 people are injured in the Japanese prefectures of Fukushima and Miyagi and in the Kanto area in a severe earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 (11:08 p.m. local time) . 100,000 households are without electricity and water. There was no danger of a tsunami.
Washington, DC / USA : Former US President Donald Trump is after five days of negotiations in his second impeachment proceedings ( impeachment acquitted by the Senate). 57 to 43 of the MPs consider Trump guilty of calling for a storm on the Capitol in Washington DC on January 6, 2021. A two-thirds majority would have been necessary for a conviction.