What in the World? Weekly Quiz – May 24-30, 2021
Protests in THIS country started due to widespread dissatisfaction with a proposed tax bill that would have placed additional strain on workers during Covid-19. Thus far, more than 50 people, mostly in Bogota, have died as a result of violent interactions with police and military personnel sparking international calls for restraint.
As the violence between Hamas and Israel approached the two-week mark, THIS country brokered a ceasefire agreement in order to end Israeli air strikes in Gaza and Hamas rocket attacks against Israel.
THIS country is cracking down on journalists reporting about the conflict in the Tigray region such as a New York Times reporter losing press credentials over human rights reporting.
Mount Nyiragongo erupted Saturday with little warning, consuming villages in THIS country with lava flows. At least 15 died and over 500 homes were destroyed – although the toll is as yet unknown – but the nearby city of Goma was spared from damage.
Forced evictions from THIS neighborhood recently sparked outrage across social media, accusing the governing authority of ethnic cleansing and resulting in wider violence.
What news organization is reviewing its governance in the wake of a report critical of a 1995 interview with Princess Diana?
Secretary Blinken slammed THIS country over militarization of THIS region and threatening to use force over vessels that did not comply with demands for permissions and maritime pilots.