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Kenya protests: Ruto pulling the finance bill is unlikely to satisfy...

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In a move that shocked observers, Kenya’s President William Ruto announced on 26 June he was withdrawing his government’s highly controversial finance bill that...

Soldiers and police put the lid on Eastern Cape violence ahead...

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Mthatha-headquartered 14 SA Infantry (SAI) Battalion was mobilised ahead of Election Day to assist police stopping violence and rioting in the Eastern Cape town. The...

Senegal: behind the protests is a fight for democratic freedoms

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In a late evening announcement on 3 July, President Macky Sall put an end to speculations that he would seek a third term in...

Mass protests in Kenya have a long and rich history –...

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Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga and his coalition party, Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya, recently called for mass protests across the country. Odinga and his...

Strikes, riots and protests expected to rise globally

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Businesses are increasingly witnessing the impact of protest movements and civil unrest on their operations, a trend that is forecast to grow according to...

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...

Companies need to prepare for more political disturbances and violence, analysts...

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A significant increase in the number of riots, demonstrations and vandalism, as terrorism events decline, means civil unrest is now the main political risk...

As Algerian protests resume, demonstrators differ on goals

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Abdenour Ait Said and Mohamed Chabti both helped topple Algeria’s veteran president nearly two years ago by taking part in mass street demonstrations against...

Explainer: Why protests are shaking one of Africa’s most stable democracies

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Clashes between police and thousands of demonstrators protesting at the detention of Senegal’s most prominent opposition leader have killed at least five people since...

Sudan cracking down on ex-ruling party after violent protests

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A committee tasked with dismantling the government of toppled former president Omar al-Bashir has issued a wide-ranging order to prosecute members of Sudan’s ex-ruling...

Hundreds march in Tunisia as protests sharpen

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Hundreds of people marched in central Tunis on Saturday against inequality and police brutality, in defiance of a ban on demonstrations and as security...

At least 37 killed in Uganda protests after presidential candidate Wine’s...

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At least 37 people have died and hundreds have been detained in unrest in Uganda triggered by the arrest of presidential candidate and pop...

Senekal: social cohesion hinges on addressing socio-economic inequalities

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Deputy President David Mabuza says the recent political instability in Senekal that led to polarised protests can only be resolved by addressing the underlying...

Nigerian army says it intervened in protests at Lagos government’s request

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Nigeria’s Lagos state government asked the army to intervene to restore order amidst anti-police brutality protests, but soldiers did not shoot civilians, the military...

Anti-police protests continue in Nigeria

Nigerian protesters demanding an end to police brutality returned to the streets on Wednesday, saying they were unconvinced by a new police unit and...

Police, protesters clash in Tunisia

Hundreds of stone-throwing protesters clashed with police in a provincial Tunisian town after authorities bulldozed an unlicensed cigarette kiosk, killing its owner, witnesses said. Street...

Civil unrest on the rise globally

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Global civil unrest is on the rise, as every region of the world has experienced hundreds of civil unrest events over the last decade,...

Military deployed in Ethiopian capital after more than 80 killed in...

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The military was deployed in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday, as armed gangs roamed neighbourhoods in a second day of unrest that has claimed...

Rights groups urge UN to investigate US “police violence”

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Relatives of victims and activist groups called on Monday for the top United Nations human rights body to launch an investigation into “police violence...

Protests over George Floyd’s death expose raw race relations worldwide

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Images of a white police officer kneeling on the neck of African-American George Floyd, who then died, have sparked protests from Amsterdam to Nairobi,...

Four police shot in violent protests after Trump vows to bring...

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Four St Louis police officers were hit by gunfire late on Monday during violent protests over the death of a black man in police...

NW Premier visits protest sites

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North West Premier Professor Job Mokgoro visited Blydeville and Boikhutso townships near Lichtenburg, following a violent community protest. The protest on Tuesday saw two police...

Coronavirus sees Algerian protests banned

Algeria banned street protests over the coronavirus, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said, in a bid to end a year of  mass demonstrations that brought down a veteran...

Coronavirus threat to Algerian protest movement

Algerians are watching to see whether a global epidemic will do what the ruling authorities they describe as le pouvoir - the powers that...

Racked by protests, Algeria bars political gatherings over virus

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Algeria’s government has cancelled political gatherings because of the coronavirus, it said on Tuesday, though it was not immediately clear if this would entail...

Algerians mark year of protest

Several thousand Algerians demonstrated on Friday marking the first anniversary of protests that ousted President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, demanding removal of allies of the former...

Eritrea student kidnapping sparks Ethiopian protest

Thousand pf protesters took to the streets in Ethiopian cities, demanding Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed do more to tackle simmering ethnic violence following the...

Algerian protests blunted

While uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East have been quelled by deadly force, Algerian authorities are becalming a powerful protest movement without...

Iraq violence escalates

Gunmen shot dead two protesters in Iraq’s Nassiriya overnight and a Baghdad district became a battlefield on the third day of a drive by...

Protests in Gambia

Gambian police arrested 137 people and more than 24 were injured as protests calling for President Adama Barrow to honour a pledge to step...

Iraq protests claim more lives

Two protesters died in Iraq as police fought running street battles with anti-government demonstrators, firing tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse stone-throwing youths...

Iraqi protesters wounded

Dozens of Iraqi protesters were wounded in Baghdad and other cities in clashes with security forces trying to clear blocked roads, security and medical...

Lebanon clashes continue

Cat-and-mouse clashes between Lebanon’s security forces and protesters wounded scores on a night of violence that rocked central Beirut. Riot police fired tear gas and...

Beirut shaken by barbaric crackdown on protests

An upsurge of violence in Lebanon’s protests against the ruling elite, with police meting out beatings and protesters hurling stones, has alarmed rights groups...

Lebanon protests turn violent

Protests in Lebanon turned violent for a second night on Wednesday with dozens injured after security forces used batons and tear gas to break...

Further protests called for in wake of airliner shoot down

Iranian social media posts urged citizens to take to the streets for a fifth day after public anger following a belated admission by authorities...

Voting day protests in Algeria

Thousands took to the streets in Algiers and other cities on Thursday chanting “No vote! We want freedom!” as Algerian authorities held a presidential...

World leaders risk anger, protests over inequality

Political leaders around the world could face growing citizen anger if they cannot re-engage with unhappy populations, a United Nations official said as heads...

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...

Iraq protest death toll rises

Iraq’s top Shi’ite Muslim cleric said a new prime minister must be chosen without foreign interference in an apparent nod to Iranian influence, as...

Iran acknowledges security forces killed protesters

Iranian authorities confirmed for the first time this week security forces shot dead demonstrators during what rights groups said was the deadliest anti-government unrest...