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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...

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