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Algerians protest against December presidential poll

Algiers, Algeria | AFP | Hundreds of Algerians took to the streets of the capital Thursday to protest against next month’s presidential election, despite a crackdown during which dozens were arrested. Around 300 protesters chanted “We will have freedom!” and “We will not retreat!” and banged on pots as motorists showed …

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Supporters of Sudan’s Bashir oppose handover to ICC

  Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Supporters of ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir held a protest Saturday vowing to oppose any move by the country’s new authorities to hand him over to the International Criminal Court. Dozens of his supporters, carrying Bashir’s portrait, gathered outside the Khartoum court where he is …

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Tractor protest sparks ‘biggest’ Dutch traffic jam

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP |  Thousands of Dutch farmers drove their tractors on Tuesday to a huge protest against government climate policies, causing the country’ biggest ever traffic jams, officials said. The farmers travelled from all over the country to The Hague for the four-wheeled demonstration, saying they had …

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Morocco journalist gets 1-year jail for ‘illegal abortion’

Rabat, Morocco | AFP |  Moroccan journalist Hajar Raissouni was sentenced in a Rabat court Monday to one year in jail for an “illegal abortion” and sexual relations outside marriage, provoking a storm of protest from rights groups. In a case that has sparked widespread debate on personal and media freedoms …

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EGYPT: Anti-Sisi protests break out, several arrested

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Rare small protests broke out on Friday in Cairo and other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi but police quickly dispersed them, AFP journalists reported. Dozens of people joined night-time demonstrations around Tahrir Square — the epicentre of the 2011 …

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Bulambuli residents protest poor state of Buyaga-Buluganya road

Bulambuli, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Residents and traders using Buyaga-Buluganya road in Bulambuli district rose up in protest on Tuesday over the sorry state of the road. They planted banana suckers on the road to express their dissatisfaction with the state of affairs. The road is unmotorable because of the …

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Zimbabwe opposition official arrested over protests

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | A senior official of Zimbabwe’s main opposition party has been arrested for failing to stop an outlawed protest, the party said Friday. Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) organised several protests to highlight the collapsing economy in the southern African country, but the government has launched a …

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