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Police fire tear gas at night-time protests in Sudan capital

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese police fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters in the capital and its twin city of Omdurman Tuesday as demonstrators staged night-time rallies against the government. The after-dark demonstrations were the latest in more than a month of escalating protests against President Omar al-Bashir’s …

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4 hurt as gunmen raid Chinese construction site in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Four people were wounded when gunmen opened fire on a Chinese construction site in Kenya’s remote northeast, before being quickly repelled, police said on Monday. Eight attackers opened fire on the construction site near the town of Garissa late on Sunday evening, said David Kerina, …

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Sudan police confront protesters as Bashir rejects accusations

  Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese police fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters planning to march on parliament Sunday, as President Omar al-Bashir insisted demonstrators who died in anti-government rallies were not killed by security forces. Deadly protests which erupted on December 19 after a government decision to …

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Mnangagwa ends foreign tour after Zimbabwe protests

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa broke off a foreign tour on Sunday as criticism grew over a brutal crackdown on protests at home, saying he wanted “to get Zimbabwe calm, stable and working again”. “In light of the economic situation, I will be returning home after …

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Mnangagwa’s Zimbabwe blocks internet as crackdown intensifies

  Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe on Friday imposed a “total shutdown” of the internet as international criticism mounted over a ruthless security crackdown after anti-government protests. Police and soldiers have been accused of indiscriminately dragging people from their homes and beating them. Hundreds of people have been arrested …

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Zimbabwe: months of protests against high prices

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Several months of protests in Zimbabwe over shortages of basic goods, inflation and the depreciation of the local currency have escalated into riots after the government doubled the price of fuel. In power since the fall of Robert Mugabe in November 2017, President Emmerson Mnangagwa …

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Sudan at UN hears calls to respect demonstrators’ rights

United Nations, United States | AFP | Sudan faced calls from Western powers at the UN Security Council on Thursday to respect the rights of anti-government demonstrators and investigate violence that has left at least 24 dead. The council was meeting to discuss the situation in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region …

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Zimbabwe activist in court for ‘subversion’ after protests

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean activist Evan Mawarire appeared in court in Harare on Thursday to face subversion charges as authorities cracked down on anti-government protests in which doctors say 68 people suffered gunshot wounds. Nationwide demonstrations erupted on Monday after President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced that fuel prices were …

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