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BOTSWANA POLITICS: North West Violent Protests Shut Down Botswana Border

BOTSWANA POLITICS: North West Violent Protests Shut Down Botswana Border

ANC has itself to blame for the ongoing service-delivery protests, says the governing party’s alliance partner, the SA National Civic Organisation (Sanco).

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POLAND POLITICS: Court Approves Bill to Crackdown On Unwanted Protests

POLAND POLITICS: Court Approves Bill to Crackdown On Unwanted Protests

Poland’s constitutional court gave its final approval to a bill that could be used to ban certain demonstrations and is part of a wider crackdown on opponents by the right-wing government.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuela Opposition Stages Flash Protests

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuela Opposition Stages Flash Protests

“Three million Venezuelans are eating out of rubbish today,” said the 28-year-old legislator Carlos Paparoni, nursing a few bruises after the Food Ministry protest.”

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YEMEN POLITICS: Yemeni Women Protest Against Saudi War Outside UN Office

YEMEN POLITICS: Yemeni Women Protest Against Saudi War Outside UN Office

Saudi Arabia has been pounding Yemen since March 2015. Over 12,000 people have died and over 40,000 wounded since the onset of the aggression, which was launched in an alleged attempt to bring Yemen’s former Riyadh-allied government back to power.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Turkey, Netherlands Row Takes Center Stage

TURKEY POLITICS: Turkey, Netherlands Row Takes Center Stage

President Tayyip Erdogan, who is seeking Turkish voters’ support in an April 16 referendum on boosting his powers as head of state, has previously accused the Dutch government of acting like “Nazi remnants” for barring his ministers from addressing expatriate Turks to drum up votes.

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BELARUS POLITICS: Belarussians Protest Tax on ‘Parasites’ Despite Concessions

BELARUS POLITICS: Belarussians Protest Tax on ‘Parasites’ Despite Concessions

Popularly known as the “tax on social parasites” it slaps a levy of $250 on those who work less than 183 days per year. Those officially registered unemployed are exempt but must do community service for $10 per month.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ‘Resign Bathabile Dlamini’: Democratic Alliance Marchers Demand

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ‘Resign Bathabile Dlamini’: Democratic Alliance Marchers Demand

Pretoria – Thousands of Democratic Alliance supporters marched through the streets of Pretoria on Friday, calling on Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini to resign.

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UK POLITICS: Hammond Hammers Self-Employed With Tax

UK POLITICS: Hammond Hammers Self-Employed With Tax

Hammond defended the move as a first step in addressing unfair difference in tax treatment between employed and growing numbers of self-employed workers.

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CYPRUS POLITICS: Anastasiades Says ‘Turkey Referendum Affecting Peace Talks’

CYPRUS POLITICS: Anastasiades Says ‘Turkey Referendum Affecting Peace Talks’

“It would have been honest for Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci to have said it’s best to suspend negotiations until referendum is over,” Anastasiades.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Government to Pay Bonuses After Civil Servants Sit-In Protest

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Government to Pay Bonuses After Civil Servants Sit-In Protest

“The issue we were clamoring for, which is the cash payment of bonuses, has been accepted,” said Raymond Majongwe, Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe.

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KENYA POLITICS: Uhuru Kenyatta to Doctors: Resume Work

KENYA POLITICS: Uhuru Kenyatta to Doctors: Resume Work

“In hospitals, we have been able to install X-ray machines, Dialysis machines and even others in the short time that we have been in power,” Kenyatta said

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USA POLITICS: Trump Supporters Clash With Counter-Protesters, California March Turns Violent

USA POLITICS: Trump Supporters Clash With Counter-Protesters, California March Turns Violent

“There are a lot of angry groups protesting and we thought it was important to show our support,” said Peter Boykin, president of Gays for Trump, who helped organize Saturday’s rally in Washington.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Government Says Agenda Agreed

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Government Says Agenda Agreed

Syria’s ambassador to UN Bashar al-Ja’afari said the agenda agreed through U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura gave equal weight to four subjects, including the government’s own priority of fighting terrorism.

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HONDURAS POLITICS: Berta Caceres Assassination Takes Center Stage

HONDURAS POLITICS: Berta Caceres Assassination Takes Center Stage

Speaking to demonstrators, Caceres’ daughter, also called Berta, said her mother’s death had been an inestimable loss for all the people of Honduras.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Philippines Demands Proof for Human Rights Watch’s Assertion of Police ‘Executions’

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Philippines Demands Proof for Human Rights Watch’s Assertion of Police ‘Executions’

Philippines dismissed as “thoughtless and irresponsible” a report by Human Rights Watch that President Rodrigo Duterte had turned a blind eye to murders by police in what the group called a “campaign of extrajudicial execution”.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Accuses Obama for Political Protests, White House Leaks

USA POLITICS: Trump Accuses Obama for Political Protests, White House Leaks

“No, I think he is behind it. I also think it is politics, that’s the way it is,” US President Donald Trump replied.

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BARBADOS POLITICS: New Changes For March Against Gender-Based Violence

BARBADOS POLITICS: New Changes For March Against Gender-Based Violence

“We agreed we had to push up our march from 1 p.m. to 3.30 p.m,” Director of Life In Leggings Caribbean Alliance Against Gender-based Violence Ronelle King.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Condemns Violence Against Foreigners

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Condemns Violence Against Foreigners

“It is wrong to brandish all non-nationals as drug dealers or human traffickers,” South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma said in a statement.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: 48 Hours South Africans Must Leave Nigeria: NANS Demand

NIGERIA POLITICS: 48 Hours South Africans Must Leave Nigeria: NANS Demand

Nigeria and South Africa, the continent’s two largest economies and pre-eminent diplomatic and military powers, have a volatile relationship.

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UK POLITICS: Allow or Not to Allow: MPs Clash Over Trump UK Visit

UK POLITICS: Allow or Not to Allow: MPs Clash Over Trump UK Visit

MPs have clashed over whether Donald Trump should be given a state visit to the UK in a packed Westminster debate.

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