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Security chiefs meet over anticipated Bobi Wine protests

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Senior army and police chiefs were locked up in a meeting at Central Police Station Kampala on Monday evening planning for the anticipated protests against the incarceration of Kyandondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine. The artist cum politician was arrested …

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Algeria announces election as protests keep up pressure

Alger, Algeria | AFP | Algeria will head to the polls in July, the presidency announced Wednesday, as demonstrators kept up protests against the ruling elite following veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s resignation. Presidential elections will be held on July 4, interim leader Abdelkader Bensalah’s office said, just hours after he pledged …

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Algeria: from mass protests to Bouteflika resignation

Algiers, Algeria | AFP | Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on Tuesday, nearly six weeks after the start of unprecedented protests sparked by his bid for a fifth term. His resignation, announced by state television, came shortly after the army demanded the start of impeachment against him. Here is a …

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Entebbe road hit by taxi operators protest, 19 arrested

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nineteen taxi operators have been arrested in a joint operation mounted by the Uganda Police Force and the Special Forces Command at different locations along Entebbe road. The arrests were made during early morning protests by the taxi operators, disputing an injunction on the …

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Algeria’s Bouteflika drops bid for fifth term after protests

Alger, Algeria | AFP | Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced Monday he is dropping his bid for a fifth term in office, scrapping the upcoming elections altogether after weeks of protests against his candidacy. “Peacefully, we have overthrown the puppet!” people sang in Algiers following the president’s decision. Celebratory honking …

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Algeria police brace for further anti-Bouteflika demos

Algiers, Algeria | AFP | Police deployed Wednesday in the Algerian capital with water cannons, a day after thousands of students demonstrated against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s re-election bid. Although the city remained calm, security forces were bracing for further protests on Friday as demonstrators have vowed to take to the streets until the 82-year-old …

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