The last day has seen an unprecedented number of bombings across the country of Sweden, with local businesses and family homes being targets.
Shortly after 4 AM on Tuesday morning the Swedish police were alerted to an explosion at a family home in the city of Värnamo.
“It was a powerful explosion, the front door has been completely blown away” Police officer in charge, Peter Ström, commented to Värnamo Nyheter.
This is the second bombing in this city alone so far this year, and it is suspected to be part of an ongoing criminal gang war in the area.
Later on in the evening saw the second bombing of the day, this time in a Stockholm suburb. Police were called to the scene around 10 PM after a loud explosion was heard at an apartment building containing family homes and local business.
The explosion caused major material damage to a pizza restaurant located in the building.
Only a few hours later yet another bombing took place in Sweden. Shortly after 1 AM Wednesday morning another pizza restaurant was targeted, this time in the city of Gothenburg.
“A powerful explosion according to witnesses” said Christer Fuxborg, press spokesman for the Swedish police region west. Four people have been arrested in connection with the attack.
That was not all however, as only a couple of hours later the 4th explosion in just 24 hours took place in Sweden. Another apartment building, this time in the city of Landskrona was the target. The attack caused substantial material damage to the building. Another building across the street had it’s windows smashed from the shockwave. This is the fourth explosion in this city alone in the last month.
The year 2017 saw the Swedish police receive 211 reports of explosive incidents. Although the statistics for 2018 is not in yet, Sweden saw a serious number of bombings and explosive attacks last year, with around 40 detonations in the city of Malmö alone. It appears that the number of attacks is only continuing this year, with no signs of things getting better.
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The campaigns were launched after Boris Johnson suggested that members of the public could meet the £500,000 cost of the famous bell ringing at 11pm on 31 January, when the UK leaves the EU.
Almost 30 pages on the GoFundMe crowdfunding website are trying to raise the money, but the vast majority have not received a single donation.
The few that have received support have so far raised £551 – a tiny fraction of the amount needed.
Despite the muted response, Tory MP Mark Francois, who has led the campaign for Big Ben to ring on 31 January, predicted that the fundraising target would be met within two days.
The Brexiteer, who has pledged £1,000 of his own money, told ITV’s Good Morning Britain: “I think we will get it within 48 hours.”
He added: “It seems to me and many of my colleagues in the House of Commons patently daft that we have got the most iconic clock in the world – literally, it’s a world heritage site – that that should stay silent on this occasion.”
He also claimed, without providing any supporting evidence, that the £500,000 cost of reinstating the bell, which has been removed for restoration, had been “massively exaggerated” by parliamentary authorities because “officials in the House of Commons just don’t want to do it”.
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It was Zimbabwe’s first day after the official end to the era of Robert Mugabe, following a momentous election and a decidedly bewilded new president – Emmerson Mnangagwa. But, amazingly for Africa – and curiously after the 2018 vote, there were no celebrations, no victory marches, no euphoria that ushered in ‘regime change’; the city centre of Harare was pretty deserted, with many shops shut.
A police van was broadcasting from a loudspeaker, on a loop, the message: “Zimbabwe is open for business. Feel free to walk and open your business. We are here to protect you. All is well, fear not.” It went through empty streets, past the rubble from running battles of two days ago – when troops had shot dead six people and injured 30 others protesting against possible fraud during the election.
Many people would need to be convinced of the police message that all was well. The new president was an old face, 75-year-old Emmerson Mnangagwa, an ally of Mugabe for decades before the two men fell out. The old practices of a brutal regime have not, we were soon to get yet another reminder, completely gone away.
Nelson Chamisa, the leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) was due to hold a press conference, his first public appearance after his party had lost parliament to the ruling Zanu-PF, and he had lost the presidency to Mr Mnangagwa.
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