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Guinea president confirms February 4 local elections

Conakry, Guinea | AFP | President Alpha Conde of Guinea has given the green light for local elections to be held on February 4, 2018, the first such vote for the country’s 342 voting districts since 2005. Conde signed a decree released late on Monday that notified the National Independent Electoral …

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Calls for anti-Mugabe street protests on Saturday

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | The leader of Zimbabwe’s war veterans association, an influential voice in national politics, on Friday said President Robert Mugabe must step down at once and urged people to protest against the veteran leader. Christopher Mutsvangwa told a press conference the “game was up” for Mugabe …

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DR Congo makes arrests ahead of anti-Kabila protests

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Dozens of people were arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, following warnings from authorities that they would break up planned protests against the extended rule of President Joseph Kabila. The Lucha citizen movement said at least 27 were detained by police in …

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Hundreds join #MeToo march in Hollywood against sexual abuse

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Hundreds of people marched Sunday in Hollywood, joining a growing movement against sexual harassment and abuse that emerged after movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and later a string of film personalities faced accusations of misconduct. Demonstrators gathered at the iconic Dolby Theatre in Hollywood — …

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Somali president vows war on Shabaab after devastating bomb

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed vowed Wednesday to step up the war against Al-Shabaab, as he addressed thousands at a rally in Mogadishu for the victims of the city’s worst-ever bombing. Protesters wearing red bands around their heads marched through the scene of the truck bombing, …

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Uganda bans protests over presidential age limit bill

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Ugandan police on Wednesday banned what it termed illegal demonstrations over plans to remove presidential age limits, seen as paving the way for President Yoweri Museveni to serve a sixth term in office. A bill removing the age limit for the president was introduced in …

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Odinga to announce ‘next course of action’ on Friday

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Opposition leader Raila Odinga said Tuesday he was suspending a protest campaign after three people were shot dead in demonstrations against Kenya’s election body. The National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition had earlier said the protests would resume on Wednesday after pausing for a day in …

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Young man shot dead during Kenya opposition protest: witness

Kisumu, Kenya | AFP | A young man was shot dead in western Kenya on Monday as hundreds of opposition supporters again took to the streets demanding reforms ahead of a presidential election, witnesses told AFP. Police teargassed a large crowd of protesters in the opposition stronghold of Kisumu, who set …

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