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KENYA POLITICS: Police Bullets Killed Opposition Protesters

KENYA POLITICS: Police Bullets Killed Opposition Protesters

Opposition coalition Chief Executive Officer Norman Magaya said police have allowed government supporters into the banned protest areas and that they were attacking opposition supporters.

Opposition leaders have called for daily demonstrations. Odinga, whose legal challenge led the court to nullify President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election, this week said he has left the race because no reforms to electoral commission have been made.

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CAMEROON POLITICS: Police, Army Block Anglophone Protests

CAMEROON POLITICS: Police, Army Block Anglophone Protests

“I now know that the Biya regime has been raising an army all these years to fight its own people,” said one Buea resident, who asked not to be named out of fear of reprisal.

“We are simply fighting for our rights but the military, which is supposed to protect lives and property, has turned into our greatest nightmare,” she said.

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SPAIN POLITICS: Sunday Catalonia Independence Referendum: Madrid Says Not Going to Happen, Orders Shutdown of All Polling Stations, Deploys Thousands of Police to the Region

SPAIN POLITICS: Sunday Catalonia Independence Referendum: Madrid Says Not Going to Happen, Orders Shutdown of All Polling Stations, Deploys Thousands of Police to the Region

The Spanish government still says the referendum is illegal and vows that it will not allow this to happen.

“I insist: there will be no referendum on October 1st,” government spokesperson Inigo Mendez de Vigo said on Friday during a press conference following the weekly cabinet meeting.

“The EU should interfere not to take sides …but just to say that those measures taken by the government of Madrid are not acceptable,” Member of the European Parliament Stelios Kouloglou said.

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UK POLITICS: Britain’s Government Says it Would Raise Police and Prison Guard Wages

UK POLITICS: Britain’s Government Says it Would Raise Police and Prison Guard Wages

A police staff representative said officers would be angry that the pay award was less than the permanent 2 percent increase recommended by an official pay review body. A senior officer who speaks for police chiefs, Francis Habgood, said forces had no money for pay rises.

“Without better real-terms funding protection from government, an award above 1 percent will inevitably impact on our ability to deliver policing services and maintain staffing levels,” Habgood said.

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ARGENTINA POLITICS: Activists vs Police: 27 Protesters Detained, 17 Injured

ARGENTINA POLITICS: Activists vs Police: 27 Protesters Detained, 17 Injured

The protesters were asking authorities do more to find Maldonado who travelled to Argentina’s far south to protest the eviction of an indigenous group from lands owned by Italian clothing company, Benetton.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: ‘Police Better Controlled By State Not Federal Government’: Rotimi Akeredolu, Abdullahi Ganduje

NIGERIA POLITICS: ‘Police Better Controlled By State Not Federal Government’: Rotimi Akeredolu, Abdullahi Ganduje

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu said, “This country is vast and I say it boldly, we cannot continue to be under one command of the police. It is most ineffective and it will remain ineffective. There’s no way you talk about this country, as large as we are, and you take order from the IG on security in Abuja or you have men deployed in your state who are not familiar with the terrain, it does not work.”

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said, “The governors are looking for the control of the security; we are not only looking for the control of the police, we are also looking for the budget that is supposed to be given to the police.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 21 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 21 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Police are still searching for Abouyaaqoub and released photos of him on Monday. Police now consider that the death toll from the attacks stands at 15, including the Spanish man stabbed in his car as he was parking. They believe Abouyaaqoub took the car, rammed into officials at a police checkpoint in the city and then abandoned the vehicle with the dead body in it.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Killings Across Manila Followed 32 Deaths in Police Raids

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Killings Across Manila Followed 32 Deaths in Police Raids

Colonel Erwin Margarejo, spokesman for Manila police, described the raids that started late Wednesday in Manila as “one-time, big-time” operations, the same term used by police in Bulacan, who said the victims died because they chose to put up a fight.

“This is ‘one-time, big-time’ operations, so it is not focussed only on drugs, we are operating also against other street crimes, like robbery, but these people could also be under the influence of drugs. If they resisted violently, our police have to defend themselves.”

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KENYA POLITICS: International Observers Give Kenya Election Thumbs Up

KENYA POLITICS: International Observers Give Kenya Election Thumbs Up

John Kerry, the former U.S. Secretary of State heading the Carter Center observer mission said: “The process that was put in place is proving its value thus far. Kenya has made a remarkable statement to Africa and the world about its democracy and the character of that democracy. Don’t let anybody besmirch that.”

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UK POLITICS: Deeply Troubling: 12,600 Times of Force Used By Metropolitan Police Against UK Black People: Report

UK POLITICS: Deeply Troubling: 12,600 Times of Force Used By Metropolitan Police Against UK Black People: Report

Diane Abbott Shadow Home Secretary says, “This is a deeply troubling report. It cannot be right that black people and young black men in particular are so much more likely to have force used against them. All police forces throughout the country must treat all communities equally, and with respect.”

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USA POLITICS: Trump Under Fire for Encouraging Police Brutality

USA POLITICS: Trump Under Fire for Encouraging Police Brutality

The Gainesville Police Department in Florida also condemned the remarks, saying they “endorsed and condoned police brutality.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Damond Dies By Minneapolis Police Bullet, Turnbull Demands Answers

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Damond Dies By Minneapolis Police Bullet, Turnbull Demands Answers

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull comment on Justine Damond death: “It is a shocking killing, and yes, we are demanding answers on behalf of her family.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Finally Gets Police, Parliament Protections

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Finally Gets Police, Parliament Protections

“The security assessment confirmed that a security threat existed and that appropriate support must be provided to Dr Khoza,” Mothapo said on Tuesday.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Police Use Pepper Spray at Anti-Immigration Rally

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Police Use Pepper Spray at Anti-Immigration Rally

“Police were forced to deploy capsicum spray when a small number of protestors attempted to breach a police line, with one person given aftercare as a result of the capsicum spray,” a spokeswoman said.

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USA POLITICS: Pregnant Black Woman Dies of Police Bullets

USA POLITICS: Pregnant Black Woman Dies of Police Bullets

Charleena Lyles, 30-year-old mother of four, was shot dead by police in Seattle.

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UK POLITICS: Police Rushed Theresa May Away as Protesters Shouted ‘Shame on You, We Want Justice’

UK POLITICS: Police Rushed Theresa May Away as Protesters Shouted ‘Shame on You, We Want Justice’

Protesters stormed the local town hall chanting: “We want justice.” London Mayor Sadiq Khan wrote to May on Friday, saying residents felt enraged.

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UK POLITICS: Police Arrest Armed Man Outside Parliament

UK POLITICS: Police Arrest Armed Man Outside Parliament

“The man – aged in his 30s – was arrested,” police. A witness at the scene told Reuters the man ran towards one of the gates to parliament where a militant killed a policeman less than three months ago.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Police to Get Greater Powers to Shoot in Militant Sieges

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Police to Get Greater Powers to Shoot in Militant Sieges

Under the proposal, which is likely to be adopted in the state’s parliament given the support for it, lethal force can be used immediately if an incident is declared “terrorist related” by the state’s most senior police officer, Berejiklian told reporters in Sydney.

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UK POLITICS: Police Cuts: Watch Piers Morgan vs. Karen Bradley Battle it Out

UK POLITICS: Police Cuts: Watch Piers Morgan vs. Karen Bradley Battle it Out

After shocking scenes of the violence on Saturday night, Piers had two heated discussions with Culture Secretary Karen Bradley. Watch the video.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pauline Hanson Warns: ‘Stop Islamic Immigration Before Australia Hits 5 Per Cent Like England’

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pauline Hanson Warns: ‘Stop Islamic Immigration Before Australia Hits 5 Per Cent Like England’

“Stop Islamic Immigration before Australia hits 5 per cent like England,” Senator Pauline Hanson’s tweeted graphic says.

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