/ 09 July 2021

A trio of updates on former presidents

• Four people believed to be involved in Wednesday morning’s assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse have been killed by government forces. Two others have been detained, authorities say, and officers are still attempting to capture several remaining suspects. Interim PM Claude Joseph called for calm and said the security situation is “under control”. The United Nations Security Council has called on Haiti’s political leaders to “refrain from any acts of violence or incitement”.

• Former South African President Jacob Zuma has handed himself in to police. The 79yo was handed a 15-month jail sentence last week after failing to attend an inquiry into corruption during his 9-year term. He’ll be eligible for parole after 4 months of his sentence. Supporters of the controversial figure had gathered at his home to prevent authorities from detaining him.

• And former US President Donald Trump is suing tech giants Facebook, Twitter and YouTube because he says they violated his right to free speech by blocking his accounts. Legal experts say it’s as likely to succeed as his social media app Gettr – which is to say, not very…

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