1. Ahmaud Arbery
The three men who killed Ahmaud Arbery have finally been indicted. CNN reports that Federal prosecutors indicted the three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery on hate crime and attempted kidnapping charges, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, was out for a jog near Brunswick, Georgia, on February 23, 2020, when he was chased down in a truck by three men and fatally shot. Two of the three men — Gregory and Travis McMichael — claimed to be conducting a citizen’s arrest and acted in self-defense.
2. E.U on Child Abuse
The European Union is taking steps to protect children online. Reuters reports that EU countries and EU lawmakers agreed late Thursday evening to allow Facebook (FB.O) and Microsoft (MSFT.O) to scan and remove online child sexual abuse, potentially paving the way for a deal in the coming months on privacy rules targeting online platforms. The provisional agreement is valid for three years. The European Commission will propose broader legislation with detailed safeguards to fight child sexual abuse online and offline later this year to replace the interim rules.
Zimbabwe is taking an interesting route on how to boost its economy. Africa News reports that Zimbabwe is selling rights to shoot up to 500 elephants this year to generate public revenue, the country’s wildlife agency said Monday, weeks after the animals were listed as endangered. Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo said elephant hunting was allowed during the country’s April to October rainy season. He said revenues from the controversial activity would be particularly important this year due to the economic setbacks of coronavirus. But conservation groups have voiced concern over hunting animals increasingly threatened with extinction.