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A biography, or simply bio, is a detailed description of a person's life. It involves more than just the basic facts like education, work, relationships, and death; it portrays a person's experience of these life events. Unlike a profile or curriculum vitae (résumé), a biography presents a subject's life story, highlighting various aspects of their life, including intimate details of experience, and may include an analysis of the subject's personality.

Biographical works are usually non-fiction, but fiction can also be used to portray a person's life. One in-depth form of biographical coverage is called legacy writing. Works in diverse media, from literature to film, form the genre known as biography.

An authorized biography is written with the permission, cooperation, and at times, participation of a subject or a subject's heirs. An autobiography is written by the person himself or herself, sometimes with the assistance of a collaborator or ghostwriter. (Full article...)

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1 March 2021 - Aftermath of the 2021 Myanmar coup d'état; 2021 Myanmar protests
Ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court to hear two more charges against her. The charges are a colonial-era penal code prohibiting publication of information that may "cause fear or alarm", and a telecommunications law stipulating licenses for equipment. Meanwhile, police disperse protesters with tear gas and stun grenades. (Reuters)
28 February 2021 -
Chadian security forces raid the home of opposition leader Yaya Dillo Djérou in N'Djamena, killing five of his relatives, including his mother and son. A government statement states that the raid was an operation to arrest Dillo. Two other people are also killed and five are wounded in the ensuing fight. (Al Jazeera)
25 February 2021 - 2021 Croix-des-Bouquets jailbreak
Notable gang leader Arnel Joseph and other detainees escape from prison in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, during a riot which result in the death of eight people inside the jail, including the prison's director. Casualties are also reported in the city's streets. (Al Jazeera)
23 February 2021 -
At least 79 inmates are killed in simultaneous fights in three jails in Ecuador, prompted by a battle for control of the jails after a gang leader was killed in December. (BBC)
21 February 2021 - 2020-21 Nigerien general election
Nigeriens vote in a runoff to select a new president, in what is considered to be the nation's first potential peaceful transition of power since gaining independence in 1960. The two candidates are the ruling Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism's leader Mohamed Bazoum, and former president Mahamane Ousmane. (Reuters)
19 February 2021 -
Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council secretary Oleksiy Danilov announces sanctions on pro-Russian opposition leader Viktor Medvedchuk for allegedly using coal mines in the Luhansk Oblast to finance separatists. The government also announced that it would nationalize a pipeline that transports Russian oil into the rest of Europe, which Medvedchuk was suspected of owning. (Reuters)
Updated: 11:33, 2 March 2021

Quote of the week

"Think, in this battered Caravanserai
Whose Portals are alternate Night and Day,
How Sultan after Sultan with his Pomp
Abode his destined Hour, and went his way."

-- Edward FitzGerald

In The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám

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