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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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The tale of stranded students after Makerere closes

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Michael O’HAGAN A day after Uganda’s president ordered the closure of one of Africa’s oldest universities, 23-year old Gabriel Deng was hurriedly stuffing his belongings into rucksacks in a rundown student hostel. Pop music blared down the corridor from a nearby room as other students …

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Campus protests erupt in South Africa over student fees

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South African police fired stun grenades in Johannesburg on Tuesday as protesting students blockaded campus entrances and disrupted classes to demand free education after the government announced fee increases. Campus unrest has hit many universities over the past year, with demonstrations and outbreaks of …

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20,000 refugee supporters march through London

London, United Kingdom |  Around 20,000 pro-refugee demonstrators took to the streets on London on Saturday, according to police, to call on Prime Minister Theresa May to do more to tackle the migrant crisis. Protesters marched down the affluent Park Lane and the central thoroughfare Piccadilly carrying an array of …

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Anti-Mugabe protests fizzle out amid high police presence

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  A planned mass demonstration against Zimbabwe’s veteran President Robert Mugabe failed to kick off in the capital Harare on Saturday, as riot police patrolled the streets to enforce a protest ban. A coalition of opposition parties under the banner of the National Electoral Reform Agenda …

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Kenya demonstrations over lawyer’s murder

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Hundreds of people marched through Kenya’s capital on Monday condemning “extrajudicial executions” following the murder of three men, including a lawyer who criticised police abuse. Dressed in T-shirts smeared in red paint to symbolise blood, the demonstration organised by the Kenya National Commission on Human …

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