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Protesters close road, rail links between Djibouti, Addis Ababa – official

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Ethiopia's Somali region said on Wednesday a vital road and rail trade route linking the landlocked capital of Addis Ababa to the sea port...

Major police presence in Algiers

A heavy police presence smothered central Algiers on Friday, blocking a resumption of a weekly protest movement authorities can no longer tolerate. A Reuters journalist...

One death in DR Congo UN protests

At least one person was killed by security forces during protests against UN peacekeepers in Oicha in the restive east of the Democratic Republic...

Nigerian minister says it’s unclear who shot protesters in Lagos

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“Hoodlums” wearing military uniforms may have shot Nigerian protesters campaigning against police brutality and it was too soon to tell if soldiers were involved,...

Nigeria police to stop using force on protesters

Nigeria police agreed to stop using force against protesters accusing them of brutality, the presidency said, a day after law enforcement officers shot at...

Protesters clash with police in Mali

Police used teargas to disperse campaigners for civilian rule before substantive talks over Mali’s political future began in Bamako on Thursday, indicating a deepening...

Protesters injured in Mali demonstrations as UN calls for calm

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Police in Mali’s capital Bamako fired into the air on Monday to disperse protesters calling for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to resign, witnesses said,...

Iranian violence on protesters denounced

Iranian security forces shot at protesters from helicopters and a rooftop and aimed at peoples’ heads using “severe violence” to quell anti-government unrest, UN...

Algerian protesters jailed

A court in Algeria sentenced 21 protesters to six months in jail for “undermining national unity”, official media reported, a month ahead of a...

Bogus soldiers behind Zimbabwe beatings

Zimbabwe’s army said soldiers accused of beating residents following protests over fuel price hikes were impostors who tarnished the name of the military. Security forces...

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Communicate don’t abrogate!

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The senior officer cadre of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) communications component, officially the Directorate: Corporate Communication (DCC), employed a barely plausible excuse...