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Mthethwa approves new police policy on public protests

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Police minister Nathi Mthethwa today approved a policy, which has been months in the works, for the police to better manage public...

Syrian tanks shell Latakia, death toll reaches 34

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Syrian tanks opened fire on poor Sunni districts in Latakia residents said, the fourth day of a military assault on the northern...

Tunisia police use tear gas to disperse protest

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Tunisian security forces used tear gas and truncheons to disperse a crowd of protesters in the capital demanding that the government step...

Thousands protest on Morocco king’s allegiance day

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Thousands of Moroccans marched to press the Arab world's longest-ruling dynasty to relinquish more of its sweeping powers and stamp out corruption. The...

Senegalese take to streets urging leader to quit

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Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Senegal to urge President Abdoulaye Wade to abandon plans to stand for re-election next...

God, not Internet, holds key to Malawi protests

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Unlike the Internet-based popular protests that have swept North Africa and the Middle East, the biggest threat to embattled Malawian President Bingu...

Senegal bans city centre protests before anti-Wade march

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Senegal banned political rallies in the centre of the capital Dakar two days before a planned march to protest against 85-year-old President...

Malawi president calls for calm, 18 dead in protests

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At least 18 people have been killed in clashes between police and demonstrators during violent nationwide protests against President Bingu wa Mutharika,...

Bangladesh protests distract from real concern

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Protests in Bangladesh against a US energy firm's gas contract will not scare big investors or force the government to scrap the...

Tunisian leader says protesters aim to spread chaos

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Tunisia's prime minister accused protesters who held a wave of demonstrations over the weekend of plotting to destabilise the country, six months...

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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...