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Sudan opposition to keep up protests despite emergency

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s main opposition party on Saturday dismissed President Omar al-Bashir’s declaration of a state of emergency, saying protesters would keep up their campaign until his three-decade rule was ended. On Friday, Bashir imposed a nationwide state of emergency and dissolved the federal and provincial governments in …

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Sudan accuses protest leaders of threatening national security

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan on Thursday accused campaigners spearheading protests against President Omar al-Bashir’s rule of threatening national security and advocating violence, as hundreds of demonstrators staged more rallies. The country’s acting Information Minister Mamun Hassan warned of taking legal action against protest leaders after campaigners vowed to …

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Under-fire Bashir vows peace push for Sudan war zones

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who has faced weeks of protests against his three-decade rule, pledged to promote peace in the country’s war zones in an address to paramilitary units on Wednesday. “I assure you that the year 2019 will be the year of peace in Sudan,” the president told members of …

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Fuel protests turn deadly in Zimbabwe

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Violent protests in Zimbabwe claimed lives on Monday as soldiers were deployed after the embattled government more than doubled fuel prices, sparking widespread anger. Protesters burnt tyres and barricaded roads while cars were torched as demonstrations turned violent in the capital Harare and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s …

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Macron unveils ‘great national debate’ to calm protests

Paris, France | AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday spelled out the questions underpinning his “great national debate”, a public consultation aiming to quell “yellow vest” anger after nearly two months of sometimes violent protests. Macron made his appeal in a “letter to the French” released on Sunday, …

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France vows tough response as new ‘yellow vest’ demos loom

Paris, France | AFP | France braced for a fresh round of “yellow vest” protests across the country on Saturday, with the authorities vowing zero tolerance for violence after weekly scenes of rioting and vandalism in Paris and other cities over the past two months. Officials have warned they expect …

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France bracing for bigger, more violent ‘yellow vests’ demos

Paris, France | AFP | French officials said Friday they expect this weekend’s “yellow vest” demonstrations to be bigger and more violent than a week ago, as the protest movement which had shown signs of fatigue gains fresh impetus. National police chief Eric Morvan told France Inter radio he expected …

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Lawyer protests suspension of Mak Staff Association Leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Centre for Legal Aid lawyer, Isaac Ssemakadde, has protested the suspension of Bennet Magara and Joseph Kalema, the Chairperson and General Secretary of Makerere University Administrative Staff Association – MASA respectively. The leaders were suspended in December for allegedly inciting staff to disrupt university Activities. …

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Macron’s ratings fall further after month of protests

Paris, France | AFP | A month of “yellow vest” protests have taken a further toll on the popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron, a new poll showed Sunday, with analysts saying he will be forced to change his style of governing. Around 66,000 protesters turned out again on Saturday …

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