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Zimbabwe targets flag protestors with jail threat

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Zimbabwe's government has threatened to jail anyone who disrespects the national flag or sells it without permission, enraging activists who have used...

Kenya bans protests against electoral body as violence escalates

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Kenya's opposition said late on Tuesday it would defy a ban imposed by the government on its protests against the electoral commission...

One person dies in Sudan protest

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One person died after police fired teargas to try and break up a protest in Sudan's capital Khartoum on Friday, the force...

Police kill two in protest against Burundian president seeking third term

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Burundian police shot dead two protesters and wounded at least one other on Sunday, the Red Cross said, in demonstrations against the...

Egypt’s Mubarak denies ordering killing of protesters

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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak denied in court on Wednesday ordering the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his...

Human Rights Watch urges U.N. inquiry into “systematic” Egypt killings

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The killing of hundreds of Egyptian demonstrators at two protest camps last year was systematic, ordered by top officials and probably amounts...

Moroccan police stop protesters setting themselves on fire

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Moroccan police spraying water cannon stopped 13 unemployed blind university graduates from setting themselves on fire in Rabat on Wednesday in protest...

Mauritanians march over Koran desecration

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Hundreds of protesters threw stones and chanted anti-government slogans in Mauritania's capital on Monday after local media reported Korans were desecrated in...

Egypt arrests seven pro-Mursi Facebook activists

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Egyptian police detained seven men accused of using Facebook for inciting people against the security forces, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday,...

Protesters ransack government buildings in Guinea smelting town

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Protesters angered by the death of a young man in police custody ransacked a police station and government buildings in Guinea's main...

Egyptian blogger arrested in widening crackdown

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A prominent Egyptian blogger said on Tuesday he had been arrested, the latest political activist to be detained in a widening crackdown...

Egypt prosecutor orders arrest of two leading activists

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An Egyptian prosecutor has ordered the arrest of two prominent activists for inciting protests, a source in the prosecutor's office said on...

Student shot dead at a Cairo university protest

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A student was shot dead in clashes between supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and security forces at Al-Azhar University in...

Egyptian Islamist group to rally against protest law

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A hardline Egyptian Islamist group has said it will rally in defiance of a new law designed to regulate protests that the...

Egypt orders trial of four policemen over killing of Islamist detainees

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Egypt's prosecutor general on Tuesday ordered the trial of four police officers charged with killing 39 Muslim Brotherhood members in August after...

Egyptian security forces fire teargas at Islamist protesters

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Egyptian security forces fired bird shot and teargas to prevent supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi from marching on Sunday to...

Clashes flare at pro-Mursi march in Egyptian city, one dead

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A high school student was killed when opponents and supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi clashed in the city of Suez...

Greek protesters walk off the job, block property tax

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Greek protesters tried to disrupt collection of an unpopular new property tax and transport workers went on strike in a growing wave...

Greek government urges unity, protesters defiant

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Angry protesters blockaded Greek ministries despite appeals from the finance minister for the public to rally around the tough measures the Athens...

Yemen protester stand firm after Saleh disappoints

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Yemeni protesters vowed to increase the pressure on Ali Abdullah Saleh after the president offered no clear path to a handover of...

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