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Burkina Faso government extends internet suspension amid protests

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Burkina Faso’s government, facing mounting public anger over repeated killings by Islamist militants, extended its suspension of mobile internet service on Wednesday while offering...

Malawi police fire teargas at anti-government protesters

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Malawi police on Friday fired teargas to quell an anti-government protest over alleged corruption and economic mismanagement by President Lazarus Chakwera's administration. Hundreds of protesters...

Tunisian protesters teargassed

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Tunisian police fired tear gas at protesters who refused an authority's decision to reopen a controlled landfill in the southern town Agareb, a first...

Three people shot dead during huge protests against Sudan coup, doctors...

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Security forces shot dead three people during nationwide protests in Sudan on Saturday, a doctors committee said, as hundreds of thousands of people demanded...

Congo protests turn violent as lawmakers select electoral commission chief

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Police in Democratic Republic of Congo used tear gas to break up clashes between supporters of the president and an opposition leader on Saturday,...

ISS: Africa’s rise in protests is about more than macroeconomics

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Like the rest of the world, the continent has seen public discontent growing even as wealth has improved. Public discontent, defined as the collective feeling...

Pandemics & protests: Unrest grips developing countries

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From Tunisia and South Africa to Colombia, social unrest is sweeping through developing countries, a reminder of income inequalities that have deepened during the...

Algeria to impose restrictions on street protests

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Algeria will bar any protests that do not have prior approval, it said on Sunday, a move apparently aimed at the weekly mass demonstrations...

900 service delivery protests in South Africa over six months

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South Africa recorded more than 900 service delivery protests in six months from August to January, according to Minister of Police Bheki Cele, as...

Automatic weapons should not be used on protesters – policing report

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The ISS welcomes an expert report on policing noting the constitutional right to peaceful protest and says automatic weapons should never be used for...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...