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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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Sudan police fire tear gas as protesters attempt march

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Riot police fired tear gas Sunday at protesters in Sudan’s capital planning to march on the presidential palace, witnesses said, as backers of President Omar al-Bashir announced their own rally for next week. Deadly anti-government protests have rocked Sudanese cities including Khartoum since December 19, …

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Police fire tear gas at Sudan protesters

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese police fired tear gas at protesters on Friday as they took to the streets after midday prayers to chant anti-government slogans in the capital’s twin city of Omdurman, witnesses said. Anti-government rallies have rocked cities across Sudan since December 19 when protests first broke …

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Arrest of French ‘yellow vest’ leader sparks outrage

Paris, France | AFP | One of the leaders of the “yellow vest” demonstrations in France was detained by police in Paris, signalling a harder line from the government that sparked a wave of criticism from opponents on Thursday. Eric Drouet — who already faces a trial for carrying a …

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France arrests ‘Yellow vest’ leader Eric Drouet

Paris, France | AFP |  One of the leaders of the “yellow vest” anti-government demonstrations, Eric Drouet, was detained by French police and placed in custody on Wednesday for organising a central Paris protest without declaring it, according to a source at the prosecutors office. Drouet — who already faces …

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