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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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Busia truck drivers protest high fees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Truck drivers in Busia municipality staged a protest on Tuesday afternoon protesting high parking, loading and offloading fees. Each truck driver is required to pay Shillings 30,000 for a sticker monthly and daily parking fees of Shillings 5000. The truck drivers claim the levy is …

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Zimbabwe deploys security forces over banned march

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe | AFP | Troops and police were out in force in Zimbabwe’s second city of Bulawayo on Monday blocking a planned opposition march, three days after brutally dispersing a banned protest in the capital Harare. Soldiers and armed police on horseback and in trucks patrolled the city’s  central business …

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Two dead as Sudan military attempts to disperse sit-in

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | At least two people were killed Monday as Sudan’s military council tried to break up a sit-in outside Khartoum’s army headquarters, a doctors’ committee said as gunfire was heard from the protest site. “Two peaceful protesters were killed by live bullets fired at the orders of …

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Security quells Bobi Wine protests, deploy near his studio

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A combined team of soldiers and police has quelled down a protest against the continued blockage of the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine in Kamwokya, city suburbs. The officers swung in action this morning when a group of …

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Protest is my next course of action-Bobi wine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine says protesting against police continued blocking of his music shows will be his next course of action. The firebrand musician turned politician and leader of People Power Movement says he will evoke Article 29 of the …

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Macron’s ‘Great Debate’: How will it work?

Paris, France | AFP | Facing the biggest test of his presidency, President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday launched a series of public forums inviting voters to express their concerns and hopes after two months of anti-government protests. Here’s how the government plans to carry out its “Great National Debate”, aimed …

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Hundreds of ‘yellow vest’ protesters rally in central London

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Hundreds of demonstrators wearing yellow vests took to the streets of London on Saturday, in the largest protest yet in Britain copying the “yellow vest” protests rocking France. Protesters opposed to the government’s austerity programme and demanding a general election marched through the centre …

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