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World in Focus: Sputnik’s Daily Current Affairs Program | 25/11/16

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Today’s headlines include: Nigerian Special Forces accused of indiscriminate killing of peaceful protesters calling for an independent state of Biafra; the British Government reject criticisms of its Libyan intervention; and what will Trump’s presidency mean for Saudi-Iran relations?

Following years of reports from the indigenous people of Biafra, in Nigeria, that the Nigerian forces were indiscriminately killing peaceful protesters, a report by human rights groups Amnesty International this week back up some of these claims, stating that over one 100 peaceful protesters have been killed in the last 18 months.

The British government has rejected criticism of its 2011 intervention in Libya, claiming that without its intervention, the humanitarian catastrophe would have been much worse. Matthew Ayton speaks to Peter Ford, former British ambassador to Syria, and Sir Oliver Miles, former British ambassador to Libya
 
Figures released show that more than 200 detainees in UK immigration centers staged hunger strikes in a three-month period. A further Freedom of Information request revealed over 100 suicide attempts over the same period.
We hear from a former detainee at Yarl’s Wood detention center his hour.

What impact will Donald Trump’s Presidency have the so-called Cold War between Saudi Arabia and Iran? We speak to Iranian journalist Saeid Jafari.
 
The former British Prime Ministers, Tony Blair and John Major, have been accused of flouting the wishes of Brits who voted to leave the EU, with both former leaders suggesting that a second referendum could be called.
 
You can find previous editions of World in Focus here.
 
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