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One dead after Gambian protesters clash with ECOWAS troops

Banjul, Gambia | AFP |  A Gambian protester died of gunshot wounds Saturday, the day after being shot as supporters of former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh clashed with West African forces. Gambian information minister, Demba Ali Jawo, told AFP that a group of people had protested on Friday in Jammeh’s …

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Twenty-one arrested in California at Trump tax protest

San Francisco, United States | At least 21 people were arrested after opponents of President Donald Trump and supporters clashed at a march in Berkeley, California, US media said Saturday. Hundreds of people gathered at a park, including Trump supporters who held a free speech rally, while opponents of the …

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Sex workers protest in Paris against penalising clients

Paris, France | AFP | Sex workers protested in central Paris on Saturday, marking the first anniversary of a French law which made it illegal for their clients to pay for sex. The protesters, mostly young women but including some men, held up banners saying “Stop the fines, our aggressors, AIDS, …

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Thousands rally for England’s health service

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Thousands of protesters marched in London on Saturday in support of England’s state-run National Health Service (NHS). The march called for “no cuts, no closures, no privatisation” in the NHS and demonstrated against pay restraint. The campaigners, who say the NHS is at breaking …

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Up to 400 to miss Makerere graduation, protest at campus

A group of 400 Makerere University students have attempted to storm the university main building to protest not being listed for the 67th graduation ceremony to take place next week. The Students’ Guild Prime Minister Stanley Oketcho supported the protest, saying  all those whose names are missing passed their exams and had cleared their …

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Nigeria women’s football team protest for sixth day

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP |  A sit-in protest by the Nigerian women’s team stretched into a sixth day at an Abuja hotel on Friday as the players vowed not to give in until bonuses and other allowances are paid. They began their protest after arriving on Sunday from Cameroon, fresh …

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‘Bye-Bye Kabila’ campaign launched in DR Congo

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  Around a dozen opposition groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo united Tuesday in a campaign urging President Joseph Kabila to quit when his mandate officially ends on December 20. The “Bye-Bye Kabila” movement wants the president, who has been accused of delaying election …

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Two remanded to Luzira over parliament piglets

Two youth, arrested on Thursday for dropping ten piglets outside Uganda’s Parliament, have been remanded to Luzira Prison. Ferdinard Luka and Joseph Lukwago appeared before Buganda Road Grade one magistrate Marion Mangeni on Friday and denied nuisance and ill-treatment of animals charges. They return to court on September 23 for a …

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