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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...

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...

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