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Protesters rally in downtown Khartoum in support of detained

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Hundreds of Sudanese protesters rallied Thursday in downtown Khartoum and other districts of the capital in support of fellow demonstrators detained in the weeks of rallies against President Omar al-Bashir’s iron-fisted rule, witnesses said. The latest protest came after Bashir acknowledged that Sudan’s controversial public order law and growing economic …

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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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Amnesty alarmed at number of protesters killed in Guinea

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Amnesty International voiced concern Wednesday at the number of protesters killed in Guinea — three in the last fortnight and 18 this year — urging the government to “take all necessary measures to ensure the situation does not spiral out of control”. “Over the past …

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VIDEO: President Uhuru asks police to exercise restraint

VIDEO: President Uhuru asks police to exercise restraint Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | Kenya’s President-Elect Uhuru Kenyatta has asked Kenya’s police force to exercise restraint as they handle election protesters. In his address outside the President’s Office , Kenyatta also urged losers of the disputed elections to use constitutional means …

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Moroccan king pardons more than a thousand protesters

Rabat, Morocco | AFP | King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Saturday pardoned more than a thousand people who were under arrest for taking part in protests in the troubled northern Rif region, the justice ministry announced. The monarch pardoned a total of 1,178 detainees, including a number who had …

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