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Algeria: from mass protests to Bouteflika resignation

Algiers, Algeria | AFP |  Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on Tuesday, nearly six weeks after the start of unprecedented protests sparked by his bid for a fifth term. His resignation, announced by state television, came shortly after the army demanded the start of impeachment against him. Here is …

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Algeria’s Bouteflika to resign ‘before mandate ends’

  Algiers, Algeria | AFP | Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will resign before his mandate expires on April 28, his office said Monday, after a succession of loyalists deserted him in the face of massive protests. The 82-year-old, who has rarely been seen in public since a 2013 stroke, …

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Sudan at UN hears calls to respect demonstrators’ rights

United Nations, United States | AFP | Sudan faced calls from Western powers at the UN Security Council on Thursday to respect the rights of anti-government demonstrators and investigate violence that has left at least 24 dead. The council was meeting to discuss the situation in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region …

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Sudan says 22 dead since start of protests as new demos called

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Anti-government protests that have rocked Sudan for weeks have left 22 people dead, authorities said on Thursday, as rally organisers called for fresh demonstrations. Angry crowds have staged hundreds of protests against the regime of President Omar al-Bashir after a government decision last month to …

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Three dead after Sudan protest as crowds cheer Bashir at rival rally

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Three protesters died after police broke up an anti-government demonstration in Sudan, police said Thursday, as thousands chanted support for President Omar al-Bashir at a rival rally in Khartoum. Wednesday’s competing rallies in the Sudanese capital followed a month of angry street protests over a …

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Madagascar police fire tear gas to break up opposition protest

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP | Madagascan security forces on Wednesday fired tear gas to break up a protest by supporters of losing presidential candidate Marc Ravalomanana, who claims he was denied victory in last month’s election because of fraud. In the run-off vote on December 19, Ravalomanana won 44 percent …

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