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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...

KZN still on course to rebuild in aftermath of July 2021...

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KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala says the July 2021 social unrest left many households in untold suffering and desperation. Zikalala made the remarks on the one-year...

Customisable, hybrid, cost-effective solutions to violent civil insecurity

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Protests and uprisings, both peaceful and violent, have increased worldwide and national security personnel need to be equipped with effective, economical, non-lethal solutions to...

Courts were prepared for unrest-linked arrests, says Lamola

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Justice and Correctional Services Minister, Ronald Lamola, has told the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) that the courts were prepared to deal with...

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...

South Africa’s state insurer to raise cover for unrest following riots

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South Africa's only insurer covering political violence will increase its premiums to cover a rise in reinsurance costs following some of the worst unrest...

DA outlines expectations for inquiry into riots

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) has written to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Thandi Modise, and the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces...

Six suspected instigators of violent unrest arrested

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Acting Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says six individuals, who have been identified as alleged instigators of the violent riots that flared up...

eSwatini army called in to curb looting at anti-king riots

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The government of eSwatini has called in the army to restore order after days of violent protests against its absolute monarch, the acting prime...

Riots spread in several Tunisian cities for second night

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Riots and violent clashes between Tunisian police and protesters broke out on Sunday in the capital Tunis and at least 1‮5‬ cities for the...

Nigeria boycotts Africa economic summit

Nigeria is boycotting an Africa economic summit in Cape Town, intensifying a diplomatic row after deadly attacks on foreigners in South African cities. The...

SA riot related arrests

South African police arrested more than 80 people and confirmed five deaths as riots in Johannesburg and Pretoria intensified, spreading to surrounding townships with...

Dozens arrested after Jo’burg riots

Police arrested dozens of people in Johannesburg after rioters looted shops, burned tyres and blocked road junctions - the second outbreak of urban rioting...

Protests and riots in South Africa hit record high

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Riots linked to public anger over poor government services and poverty in South Africa hit a record high in 2018, data showed,...

Rioters ransack Malian govt buildings after dispute with Randgold mines

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Rioters in southern Mali ransacked local government buildings on Monday following a dispute between workers and management at Randgold's Loulo and Gounkoto...

Two dead in third day of Guinea riots

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Two people were shot dead during riots in the capital of Guinea as authorities clashed with anti-government protesters, a senior police source...

Guinea rioters burn police buildings

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Hundreds of rioters in the Guinean bauxite mining town Boke burned down a police and a gendarmerie building and clashed with security...

One dead as riots in Guinea mining hub enter fourth day

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One person was killed and several others injured as riots by disgruntled residents of Guinea's main bauxite mining hub extended into a...

Riots hit Guinea bauxite mining hub

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Riots paralysed a major bauxite mining hub in Guinea, Africa's top producer, as residents erected barricades and burnt tyres to protest high...

Riot police fill streets as Egypt braces for austerity protests

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Riot police and armoured vehicles filled the otherwise empty streets of central Cairo early on Friday as security forces built up a...

DR Congo border closed due to riots

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Three people were killed in riots on Friday near a border crossing between Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia that serves as...

Tension eases in Libreville after riots over disputed election

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Tension eased in Gabon's capital on Saturday after days of deadly rioting triggered by an announcement that President Ali Bongo narrowly won...

Riot erupts in Cairo after policeman kills man over cup of...

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A riot erupted in a Cairo suburb on Tuesday after a policeman shot three people after an argument over the price of...

Zambia police fight rioters as attacks on foreigners spread

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Hundreds of people hurled stones at police and looted dozens of foreign-owned shops in different townships in Lusaka on Tuesday, police said,...

Riots rock Zambia’s capital after suspected ritual murders

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Hundreds of people hurled stones and broke into shops owned by foreigners in the Zambian capital Lusaka on Monday, accusing immigrants of...

Tunisian police and rioters clash as job protests grow

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Tunisian police firing tear gas on Thursday clashed with hundreds of protesters who set fire to police posts and tried to storm...

50 injured in riots in northern Guinea

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Around 50 people were injured in riots in the town of Labé in northern Guinea when people protesting a shake-up in the...

Violent protest in Mali’s Gao over talks to heal north

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Thousands of residents in Mali's northern city of Gao fought street battles with the police on Friday and torched the mayor's house...

Children convicted of vandalism in Sudan riots: lawyer

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Four children and four adults were convicted on Thursday of vandalism during a week of deadly anti-government riots in Sudan, a defense...

Anti-army protests staged at Egyptian universities

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Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters chanted "Down with the military government" outside Cairo University on Tuesday, defying Egypt's army-backed authorities despite deadly...

Villager dies in custody as China cracks down on riots

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A man accused of taking part in a riot over land grabs in a southern Chinese village has died in police custody,...

Uganda power cuts provoke riots, threaten economy

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A growing power supply crisis in Uganda has provoked riots among a population already angered by soaring prices and is threatening growth...

Africa rising: The significance of protests in sub-Saharan Africa

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Since the 2008 food crisis, sub-Saharan Africa has experienced an increase in civilian and labour protests. These protests embrace a broad coalition of support,...

UK seeks cure for gang crime after summer riots

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Cash-strapped Britain called on teachers, doctors and youth workers to help tackle a rising tide of gang and youth violence blamed for...

Guinea rows back on voter list plan after riots

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Guinea's government said it has delayed a plan to revise the country's voter lists, potentially paving the way for talks with the...

Service delivery protest turns violent

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Police fired rubber bullets at protestors in Zenzele, Ekurhuleni, after running battles with residents protesting the lack of electricity and other services. Residents...

Thousands riot in south China over land grabs: report

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Thousands of people have attacked government buildings in southern China in a protest over land sales, a newspaper reported the latest outbreak...

Poll riots hit Zambia, opposition leads tight race

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Youths went on the rampage in northern Zambia's Copper Belt, a stronghold of opposition leader Michael Sata who is leading the race...

South Africa has the ingredients for Arab Spring style protests; will...

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South Africa has all the basic ingredients for the type of dissatisfaction that could lead to highly contagious anti-government protests of the...

As disaffected youth protest over poverty and politics, police policy needs...

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As the gap between the rich and the poor widens, rioting is becoming a common sight amongst disaffected youth, from Algeria to...

UK social media controls point to wider “info war”

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British Prime Minister David Cameron's flirtation with the idea of social media censorship controls after recent riots might only be the beginning. With...

London riots assisted by BlackBerry Messenger

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As riots continued in London, the role of social media and technology used by rioters is again in the limelight. The usual suspects,...

Riots test PM Cameron’s mettle

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Prime Minister David Cameron, grappling with what could prove a defining crisis of his premiership, will tell parliament how he plans to...