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Upbeat Macron vows to do better amid ‘yellow vest’ protests

Paris, France | AFP | The French government “can do better” at improving citizens’ lives, President Emmanuel Macron said in his New Year’s Eve address as “yellow vest” protesters again took to the streets across the country. “We can do better and must do better,” Macron said in a 16-minute …

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Eight killed in Sudan bread price protests

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Eight demonstrators were killed in eastern Sudan on Thursday, officials said, during clashes with riot police on the second day of protests over the rising price of bread. A government decision to raise the price of bread this week from one Sudanese pound to three …

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France boosts pay for police in wake of ‘yellow vest’ protests

Paris, France | AFP | The French government will give police officers a long-sought raise after a strike called in the wake of the “yellow vest” anti-government protests, which have strained security forces already on high alert after years of jihadist terror attacks. The accord was announced just before midnight …

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Somali-American Amazon workers demand better conditions

Shakopee, United States | AFP | A group of Amazon workers in Minnesota who are Somali refugees resettled in the Midwestern US state demanded better working conditions Friday during a protest outside one of the retailer’s warehouses. Hundreds braved frigid temperatures to demonstrate outside of the Amazon warehouse in the …

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Ghana Gandhi statue removed after student protest

Accra, Ghana | AFP | A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi has been removed from Ghana’s most prestigious university after complaints that he was racist against black Africans. India’s former president Pranab Mukherjee unveiled the statue to the global peace icon at the University of Ghana in Accra …

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‘We can get what we want,’ French protesters vow

Saint-Étienne, France | AFP | A day after President Emmanuel Macron announced measures to help quell a mass revolt over living standards, “yellow vest” protesters picketing outside a shopping centre in central France on Tuesday pledged to stay put. The two dozen or so demonstrators gathered near the entrance in …

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France tells Trump to stop interfering in its politics

Paris, France | AFP | The French government on Sunday urged Donald Trump not to interfere in French politics after the US president posted tweets about the protests rocking the country and attacked the Paris climate agreement. “We do not take domestic American politics into account and we want that …

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Two dead in clashes with security forces in Togo

Lome, Togo | AFP | Togo’s opposition has accused the government of deploying police and soldiers in a brutal crackdown in which two protesters were killed during a rally against upcoming elections. Security forces fired teargas and fought running battles on Saturday with demonstrators in the capital, Lome, and several other …

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Over 1,700 arrested in latest ‘yellow vest’ protests in France

Paris, France | AFP |  More than 1,700 people were arrested across France during the latest round of “yellow vest” protests, in which demonstrators clashed with riot police, the interior ministry said Sunday. Clashes broke out in several cities, including Marseille, Bordeaux, Lyon and Toulouse, during a fourth weekend of …

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