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Ivory Coast and Guinea election crises spur fears of prolonged unrest

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Ivory Coast opposition leaders refused to disband their breakaway government on Wednesday despite being put under effective house arrest following a disputed presidential election. The...

Senior Rwandan opposition official stabbed and killed

A senior official in an opposition political party in Rwanda was stabbed to death, in what the party’s leader said was an attempt to...

Opposition MP elected Algeria Parliament chairman

Algerian lawmakers elected an Islamist opposition figure chairman of parliament under pressure from mass protests demanding the departure of the ruling elite. Parliament elected Slimane...

Chad opposition leader arrested

France arrested a Chadian rebel leader along with two other people for alleged crimes against humanity, the Paris prosecutor’s office said . General Mahamat Nouri,...

Egypt to free opposition figures

Egypt’s public prosecutor ordered the release of a former diplomat and other opposition figures who criticised President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a judicial source said. Former...

Burundi moves to seize opposition assets

Burundi’s Supreme Court ordered the seizure of assets belonging to opposition activists in exile, the latest swipe in an internationally condemned crackdown by President...

Zimbabwe government and opposition to meet

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa invited opposition leaders to a meeting to draw up terms for a national dialogue, they said, following a brutal crackdown...

Tanzania court rejects petition on draft legislation curbing opposition

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Tanzania's High Court rejected a petition from some opposition leaders to halt parliamentary debate on draft legislation they say would criminalise many legitimate political...

Opposition candidates banned from Senegal presidential election

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Two of Senegal's best known opposition figures have been barred from running in presidential elections next month, the Constitutional Council said, increasing President Macky...

Ethiopian PM meets opposition

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Ethiopia's Prime Minister met members of 81 opposition parties to discuss reforming the electoral system, his office said, as he pressed on...

Teargas used to break up Uganda meeting

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Police in Uganda used teargas and live rounds to disperse opposition supporters, an opposition aide said. The clash occurred in Rukungiri, home...

Nigerian opposition manifesto

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Nigerian opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar will seek to boost investment in the country's oil sector if he becomes president next year, according...

DR Congo ruling coalition supporters rally

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Thousands of Congolese rallied on Saturday in support of President Joseph Kabila's preferred successor, two months before an election that could mark...

Egyptian movement calls for release of opposition figures

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A coalition of secular and leftist Egyptian groups on Monday slammed the arrests of opposition figures and called for the release of...

Egyptian movement calls for release of opposition figures

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A coalition of secular and leftist Egyptian groups slammed the arrests of opposition figures and called for the release of all prisoners...

Zimbabwe opposition march for electoral reforms

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Zimbabwe's main opposition party marched to the independent election agency for the second time in as many months, demanding reforms it said...

Nigerian opposition alliance formed

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Nigeria's main opposition parties agreed to an alliance to field a joint candidate to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari in next year's presidential...

Exiled Ethiopian opposition meets government

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An exiled Ethiopian opposition party from the country's restive Oromiya region held talks with government, a tentative step in its aim of...

Tanzanian opposition leaders charged with sedition

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Tanzania charged six opposition leaders with sedition and incitement to violence, a move branded by critics of government as an effort to...

Kenya stops opposition activists travelling

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Kenya prevented two opposition activists from travelling abroad because it had no formal court order reinstating their passports, immigration authorities said. Government suspended...

Kenya media, opposition crackdown criticised

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A top Kenyan newspaper published a fake death notice of a prominent opposition financier, a bizarre error rights groups interpreted as another...

Ethiopian opposition leader gets six months in jail

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An Ethiopian court sentenced a senior opposition leader to six months in jail for contempt of court because he raised his hand...

Egyptian opposition member attacked

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A leading member of an opposition campaign challenging Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in upcoming elections was attacked outside his home in...

South Sudan opposition groups meet in Kenya

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South Sudanese opposition groups tried to forge a united front on Monday ahead of an expected resumption of peace talks, in the...

Opposition official and others charged for plotting against Rwanda government

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A Rwandan opposition official and eight others were charged with forming an armed group and seeking to overthrow government - indictments that...

Zambian opposition leader arrested

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Police arrested a Zambian opposition leader and said he would be charged with defaming President Edgar Lungu, an offence that carries a...

Ugandan police arrest 56 for holding illegal meetings

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Ugandan police have arrested 56 people for holding illegal assemblies, the police said on Thursday, but an opposition official accused them of...

Niger opposition leader convicted of inciting coup

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A court in Niger handed an opposition leader a three-month suspended sentence for agitating for the overthrow of government, a move his...

DRC opposition leader wants protection if he returns

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DR Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi filed a legal complaint with the UN Human Rights Committee, in the hope of international protection...

Egyptian opposition leader detained

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A prominent Egyptian opposition leader was detained for "offending public decency" amid what rights lawyers say is a wave of arrests of...

Niger opposition leader faces incitement and sedition charges

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A Niger opposition leader will go on trial next week on charges of incitement to violence and sedition, his lawyer said, in...

South Sudan opposition unites against government

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Seven South Sudanese opposition groups, including that of rebel leader Riek Machar, said they had agreed to work closely in a bid...

Zimbabwe opposition allies to challenge Mugabe

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Two of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's chief rivals said they were allying to deny the 93-year-old another term in office. Morgan Tsvangirai (65)...

Zambian opposition leader detained

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Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was detained and questioned by police for committing treason, his lawyer said. Hichilema, an economist and wealthy businessman...

Burundi opposition leader fears for his life

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Burundi opposition leader and former rebel chief Agathon Rwasa said he fears for his life and wants government to speed up talks...

Zimbabwe police out in force ahead of opposition protest

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Zimbabwean police deployed water cannon and anti-riot officers on the streets of the capital on Wednesday ahead of a planned demonstration by...

Ethiopian opposition leader in court – pleads not guilty

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An Ethiopian opposition leader from a region hit by anti-government protests last year pleaded not guilty in court, after prosecutors brought charges...

Tshisekedi’s death undermines chances of 2017 transition in DR Congo

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The death on Wednesday of Congo's opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi leaves opponents of President Joseph Kabila seriously weakened in their bid to...

Uganda re-arrests traditional leader

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Police in Uganda re-arrested a traditional leader facing treason and other charges hours after he was granted bail by a court, a...

DR Congo ruling party, opposition sign deal for Kabila to step...

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DR Congo's opposition leaders signed a deal with the party of President Joseph Kabila on Saturday requiring him to step down after...

Sudan security forces arrest opposition leaders

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Sudan arrested four opposition leaders on Wednesday including veteran politician Sadiq Youssef as part of a crackdown on protests the country's opposition...

DR Congo authorities block opposition demonstration

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Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo blocked an opposition demonstration in the capital aimed at putting pressure on President Joseph Kabila...

Fruit juice stunt turns sour for Ghana’s ruling party

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An attempt by Ghana's ruling party to make fun of the main opposition candidate in the presidential election by posting a photograph...

Egypt’s Sisi denies supporting Ethiopian opposition

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday denied Ethiopian accusations his country was supporting the opposition after a wave of violent protests...

DR Congo opposition leader arrested

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A Congolese opposition leader was arrested on Sunday for his role in anti-government demonstrations last month in which more than 50 people...

Zambian opposition leaders to be charged with sedition

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Zambia's main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema and his deputy Geoffrey Mwamba are due to be charged with sedition by a court on...

Burundi opposition leader released from police custody

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The head of one of Burundi's opposition parties has been released, days after he was arrested for what police said was collaborating...

Zimbabwe opposition parties to protest for election reform

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Zimbabwean opposition parties will on Saturday hold protests throughout the country with or without police clearance to press the election agency for...

Gabon opposition leader urges general strike following disputed election

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Gabon's opposition leader on Monday appealed for a general strike in response to what he said was a fraudulent re-election of President...

Gambian opposition names election candidate after predecessor jailed

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Gambia's main opposition party named a new leader on Thursday to challenge President Yahya Jammeh in a December election after the jailing...