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Bus torched in Ivory Coast as election tensions run high

by on August 14, 2020 0
Protesters in Ivory Coast set fire to a bus in Abidjan on Friday after deadly protests earlier in the week against the president’s decision to seek a third term, and organisers elsewhere vowed further action against his bid to stand again. At least five people have been killed during demonstrations in recent days, with... Read More

Hong Kong: 500,000 cast ‘protest’ vote against new security law

by on July 12, 2020 0
Unofficial poll to decide strongest pro-democracy candidates to contest Legislative Council polls in September. Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong citizens have queued to cast ballots over the weekend in what the Chinese-ruled city’s opposition camp says is a symbolic protest vote against tough national security laws directly imposed by Beijing. The unofficial poll... Read More

Ethiopia: ‘At least 50’ dead in protests over musician’s killing

by on July 1, 2020 0
Oromia protests broke out after fatal shooting of Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, regional spokesman says. At least 50 people were killed in Ethiopia’s Oromia region in protests following the fatal shooting of a popular singer, a regional spokesman said. Musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa was shot dead on Monday night in what police said was a targeted killing. Protests following... Read More

Tunisia protesters, police clash anew in deprived south

by on June 24, 2020 0
Tunisian youths clashed with police overnight in a town in Tunisia’s deprived south, where a protest movement is demanding jobs and services, the interior ministry said Wednesday. “Several hundred people” gathered Tuesday night in front of a local security forces facility in Douz, 475 kilometres (295 miles) south of the capital Tunis, to protest... Read More

African-American congresswoman pepper-sprayed during racism protest

by on May 31, 2020 0
Democratic Rep. Joyce Beatty and several top African-American local officials were pepper sprayed by Columbus, Ohio, police during protests Saturday afternoon over the death of George Floyd. Beatty was marching with Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin and Franklin County Commissioner Kevin Boyce when a confrontation broke out near them. A female protester had... Read More

Algeria recalls ambassador in France over protest films

by on May 28, 2020 0
Algeria on Wednesday recalled its ambassador from France for consultations, after documentaries about the North African country’s anti-government protest movement were aired on French public television. The interior ministry said films, including two broadcast on Tuesday, “seemingly spontaneous and under the pretext of freedom of expression, are in fact attacks on the Algerian people... Read More

Hong Kong police use tear gas against thousands protesting new China law

by on May 24, 2020 0
(Provided by Reuters) HONG KONG —Police fired multiple rounds of tear gas and used a water cannon to disperse protesters and later arrested over a hundred opposing Beijing’s plan to unilaterally impose a sweeping national security law, marking a return to the demonstrations that defined this city last year. Despite social distancing measures still... Read More