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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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Sudan’s Bashir urges police to stop using force on protestors

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday told police to abstain from using excessive force against anti-government demonstrators as the UN called for a probe into deaths during the violent protests. At least 19 people have been killed since December 19 during protests sparked by Khartoum’s …

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Macron calls for order after ‘yellow vest’ attack on police

Paris, France | AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron called for “order” on Sunday after a sixth weekend of “yellow vest” anti-government protests marked by dwindling participation and a violent attack on police in Paris. Speaking during a visit to the central African state of Chad where he was visiting …

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Fresh protests in Sudan after deadly bread clashes

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Fresh protests over the rising cost of bread broke out in Sudan on Friday, witnesses said, as troops deployed after two days of deadly clashes that left eight protesters dead. A government decision to raise the price of a loaf of bread this week from …

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Bashir deploys troops after deadly Sudan bread protests

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan deployed troops in the capital Khartoum and other cities on Friday, witnesses said, after eight demonstrators were killed in clashes with riot police during protests over increased bread prices. A government decision to raise the price of a loaf of bread this week from …

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Probe berates Zimbabwe army over post-election killings

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  An inquest into the fatal shooting of six people in post-election violence in Zimbabwe squarely blamed the military and police on Tuesday, saying the use of live fire was “unjustified and disproportionate”. The victims were gunned down and dozens others were wounded when soldiers opened …

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Thousands at Zimbabwe’s first anti-govt rally since crackdown

    Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Several thousand anti-government demonstrators marched through the capital of Zimbabwe on Thursday, closely watched by armed police in the first rally since a deadly crackdown on an election protest in August. Singing and waving placards denouncing President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the protesters gathered in …

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Macron to address nation after violent Paris protests

Paris, France | AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron is to address his nation on Tuesday following persistent and sometimes violent protests over fuel taxes that are morphing into a movement against his business- and environment-friendly policies. Paris saw clashes between police and demonstrators Saturday on the Champs-Elysees where barricades …

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