USA Hollywood producer Harvey Weistein, 67, was sentenced to prison for 23 years after being convicted of sexual assault and rape. The sentence has come more than two years after over a dozen women alleged sexual misconduct and sparked a global #MeToo movement.
Burkina Faso Civil servants in Burkina Faso marched through capital Ouagadougou on Saturday to protest against a new tax on bonuses. Chanting “bread and freedom for the people”, they said multiple taxes were crushing. Authorities imposed the tax to bring civil servants’ salaries in line with those in the private sector. The government, struggling to pay for an ambitious national development plan, also faces a growing Islamist insurgency.
Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro is urging women to have six children “for the...