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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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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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