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Police in Bolivia join opposition as crisis mounts

La Paz, Bolivia | AFP |  Police in three Bolivian cities joined anti-government protests Friday, in one case marching with demonstrators in La Paz, in the first sign security forces are withdrawing support from President Evo Morales after a disputed election that has triggered riots. The defense minister said the …

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Makerere University students paid to protest-Police

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police Force is investigating reports that Makerere University students are paid by political actors and activists to engage in protests. Police Spokesman Fred Enanga says that the payments, made through mobile money platforms, are part of the various clues being followed to establish …

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Week of furious protests leaves Chilean leader Pinera stunned

  Santiago, Chile | AFP |  After a week of huge and sometimes violent protests, Chileans are showing no sign of easing the pressure on a government that seems stunned and paralyzed by a popular explosion fueled by years of socio-economic frustration. Seeking to negotiate an end to the crisis, …

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A surge in protests around the world in October

Paris, France | AFP | The past weeks have seen a wave of protest movements erupt in countries worldwide. Here is an overview of the main demonstrations that started this month and others that are ongoing. – Bolivia – When? Since October 21. Trigger? The disputed results of the October …

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Postponed El Clasico to be played on Dec 18: federation

Madrid, Spain | AFP | The rearranged El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be played on December 18 despite opposition from La Liga, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) confirmed on Tuesday. Spain’s most prestigious fixture, which was due to take place at Camp Nou on Saturday, was postponed last week …

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Guinea opposition trial suspended as more protests erupt

Conakry, Guinea | AFP |  A Guinea court on Wednesday suspended the trial of eight opposition leaders accused of organising protests against President Alpha Conde, as fresh rioting broke out in the capital Conakry. The opposition says at least 10 people have died in three days of deadly clashes during protests …

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Poland’s LGBT community under fire ahead of elections

Lublin, Poland | AFP |   Walking hand-in-hand and kissing in public is something that gay couples in the conservative eastern Polish city of Lublin can do safely only once a year, at the local pride parade, albeit behind a thick cordon of heavily armed riot police. Far-right groups and conservative …

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Uganda supports China on Hong Kong protests

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has said it was concerned with what is happening in Hong Kong. In a statement issued on Friday evening by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Uganda says it “firmly supports the One country, two systems policy of the people’s The …

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Anti-Sisi protests hit Egypt, as supporters stage own rallies

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Scattered protests broke out Friday in Egyptian cities against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as his supporters also took to the streets in counter demonstrations a week after rare anti-Sisi rallies shook the country. Police blocked streets leading to Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the …

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