November 30, 2021
This article deals with daily news and events in November 2021. An overview of articles on thematic "long-running hits" and on longer-lasting events can be found on the page on current events.
Monday, November 1st, 2021
Berlin / Germany: Bodo Ramelow succeeds Reiner Haseloff as President of the Federal Council.
Glasgow / United Kingdom: At a meeting of the President of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, with his counterpart from the Seychelles, Wavel Ramkalawan, the focus is on maritime security in the Indian Ocean and the containment of gold smuggling.
Lagos / Nigeria: At least 36 people were killed in the collapse of a high-rise building under construction in the Ikoyi district.
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021
Banibangou / Niger: In an attack on the village of Adab-Dab near Banibangou in the border triangle with Mali and Burkina Faso, 69 civilians are killed by Islamist terrorists.
Kabul / Afghanistan: 25 people are killed and at least 50 wounded in a bomb attack on the entrance of the Daoud Khan Military Hospital.
Kabul / Afghanistan: The Taliban prohibit the use of and trade in foreign currencies.
Trenton, Richmond / United States: gubernatorial elections in New Jersey (victory of incumbent Phil Murphy) and Virginia (Glenn Youngkin of the Republicans prevails against Democrat Terry McAuliffe), election to lieutenant governor and election to Attorney General in Virginia, as well as elections the state parliaments in New Jersey and Virginia, two by-elections to the United States House of Representatives in Ohio, and many mayoral and local elections (including, for example, the main election for the new mayor of New York City).
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021
Bukavu / Democratic Republic of the Congo: 40 fighters storm the Congolese city with the singing demand for freedom. Two soldiers and a police officer are killed in the subsequent attack on security forces, and six of the attackers are also killed in an exchange of fire.
London / United Kingdom: Awarding of the Booker Prize
Paris / France: Award of the Prix Goncourt
Thursday, November 4th 2021
Lisbon / Portugal: After the failure of the minority government's draft budget, President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has announced early elections for January 30, 2022.
Friday, November 5th, 2021
Freetown / Sierra Leone: At least 115 people die in the explosion of a tank truck after a traffic accident at a supermarket petrol station in the eastern suburb of Wellington of the capital Freetown.
Saturday, November 6th, 2021
Darmstadt / Germany: Clemens J. Setz is awarded the Georg Büchner Prize.
Wiesbaden / Germany: The Salzbachtalbrücke (A66) was blown up after it sagged on June 18, 2021
Sunday, November 7th, 2021
Baghdad / Iraq: Six security guards are injured in a drone attack on the house of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, the head of government himself remains unharmed.
Basel / Switzerland: Awarded the Swiss Book Prize.
Kazan / Russia: The European short course championships are coming to an end.
Khartoum / Sudan: In nationwide protests against the takeover of power by the military, police and security forces use tear gas against the protesters.
Managua / Nicaragua: In the presidential elections, five candidates are running against incumbent Daniel Ortega, whose election chances are rated as low.
Maradi / Niger: 18 mine workers die when a gold mine collapses in the Maradi region.
Near-Earth orbit: Wang Yaping is the first Chinese woman to complete an external space mission.
Monday, November 8th, 2021
Brusgi / Belarus: Around 1,000 migrants, accompanied by the Belarusian military, are trying to cross the border into Poland. Some migrants die on both sides of the border.