Sagaing Region residents equipped with single-shot traditional rifles known as “tumi guns” – and in some cases more modern weaponry – are resisting security forces’ attempts to crush anti-coup protests.
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Sagaing Region residents equipped with single-shot traditional rifles known as “tumi guns” – and in some cases more modern weaponry – are resisting security forces’ attempts to crush anti-coup protests.
Last month, Senegalese national Mr Abdoulaye Seck completed his stint as World Bank’s Myanmar country manager after nearly three years in the role. Before taking over as the organisation’s country manager in Afghanistan, he spoke to Frontier’s Oliver Slow about the World Bank’s priorities in Myanmar, advice for his successors and some personal reflections from his time in the country.

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