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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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Togo bans marches hours after opposition announces one

Lome, Togo | AFP | The Togo government on Tuesday announced a ban on all midweek marches, hours after the opposition announced plans for a rally next week in a campaign aimed at forcing out President Faure Gnassingbe. From Monday to Friday “all marches are banned. People can meet in a …

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Protests continue as Kenya opposition demands poll reform

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenyan police lobbed tear gas at opposition supporters who protested around the country on Monday to demand a reform of the election commission before new polls are held later this month. Thousands gathered in the capital and the western opposition stronghold Kisumu, while smaller demonstrations …

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Kenya police fire tear gas to disperse election protesters

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenyan police on Tuesday used tear gas to disperse opposition protesters outside the headquarters of the election commission a month before a scheduled re-run of the annulled presidential poll. Opposition leader Raila Odinga is insisting on widespread reforms of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission …

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Ugandan students defy ban to protest over presidential age limit

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Ugandan police on Thursday fired teargas at students who defied a police order banning protests as they demonstrated the proposed removal of presidential age limits that would allow President Yoweri Museveni to stand again in 2021. Police on Wednesday had issued an order banning protests …

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Nigeria attacks pro-Biafra propaganda as curfew eased

Aba, Nigeria | AFP |  A dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed after clashes between pro-Biafra supporters and Nigerian security services was relaxed on Monday, as the government blasted social media “quacks and internet trollers” for stoking tensions. The Abia state government in the country’s southeast last week ordered people off the streets …

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Egyptians protest over new bread subsidies system

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Dozens of Egyptians protested across the country on Tuesday because they were unable to get their share of subsidised bread, police said. The protests followed a supply ministry decision to limit the number of subsidised loaves bakeries can sell people who do not yet have …

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