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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...

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Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

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The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...
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