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Two dead in Guinea at start of sweeping anti-government rally

Conakry, Guinea | AFP |  Two youths were killed in Guinea on Monday at the start of open-ended protests against President Alpha Conde’s suspected bid to prolong his rule. The West African country has been wracked by demonstrations since mid-October over concerns that Conde intends to use a planned constitutional reform …

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Cameroon: Key dates since Independence

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP |   Cameroon became independent in 1960, the first of 17 African countries to break free from their European colonial masters that year. Here are key dates in the country since then. – 1960: independence –  Cameroon was a German protectorate and was split between Britain and …

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Tunisia, eight years on from its Arab Spring revolt

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP |  Ahead of Sunday’s presidential runoff vote, here is a recap of key developments in Tunisia since its 2011 revolution. – President flees – Demonstrations erupt in central Tunisia in December 2010 after the self-immolation of a fruit seller protesting police harassment and unemployment. After weeks of …

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Anti-Sisi protests hit Egypt, as supporters stage own rallies

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Scattered protests broke out Friday in Egyptian cities against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as his supporters also took to the streets in counter demonstrations a week after rare anti-Sisi rallies shook the country. Police blocked streets leading to Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the …

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Sisi, Egypt’s undisputed leader

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Since ascending to power in 2014, Egypt’s general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has imposed himself as an uncontested leader, stamping out opposition despite criticism by rights groups. His government has taken no chances and arrested over 600 people after hundreds of Egyptians protested his rule last week. …

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