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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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KENYA POLITICS: Kenyatta Election Win Brings Protests and Deaths in Kenya

KENYA POLITICS: Kenyatta Election Win Brings Protests and Deaths in Kenya

The bodies of nine young men shot dead overnight in Kenya Nairobi’s Mathare slum had been brought to the city morgue. The men were killed during police anti-looting operations, the official added. Separately, a young girl in Mathare was killed by police firing “sporadic shots”, a witness said.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Anti-Maduro Protests Persist, Teenager Dies in Unrest

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Anti-Maduro Protests Persist, Teenager Dies in Unrest

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro accuses Anti-Maduro protesters of seeking a violent coup.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Daily Protests and Counter-Protests

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Daily Protests and Counter-Protests

Venezuela’s neighbouring governments, in spite of their considerable internal discontent, have explicitly taken up the cause of the Venezuelan opposition.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Death Toll in Political Protests Rises to 26

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Death Toll in Political Protests Rises to 26

“Any death hurts, government or opposition,” chief state prosecutor Luisa Ortega said in a speech. He said that four fatalities were adolescents and 437 people had also been injured.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuelans March in Memory of People Killed in Protests

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuelans March in Memory of People Killed in Protests

The protesters, dressed in white shirts, marched peacefully to the headquarters of Venezuela’s Catholic bishops’ confederation on the west end of Caracas on Saturday, carrying Venezuelan flags.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Capriles Protests Again Amid Sustained Anti-Maduro Demonstrations

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Capriles Protests Again Amid Sustained Anti-Maduro Demonstrations

“It’s working, the government is scared and making mistakes like banning Capriles, because that generates more support for him,” said homemaker Imelda Guerrero, 66, who said her three children have emigrated due to the crisis.

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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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USA POLITICS: Bills Targeting Protests in US States Fuel Free Speech Fears

USA POLITICS: Bills Targeting Protests in US States Fuel Free Speech Fears

Republican lawmakers in several central U.S. states are pushing bills that would crack down on demonstrations, drawing criticism from free speech campaigners.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Sakine Cansiz Death Sparks Massive Protests

FRANCE POLITICS: Sakine Cansiz Death Sparks Massive Protests

Sakine Cansiz, a founder of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in early 1980s, and two Kurdish women were found dead in the Kurdish Information Centre in Paris.

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EGYPT POLITICS: Court Upholds Law Banning Street Protests

EGYPT POLITICS: Court Upholds Law Banning Street Protests

Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court upheld a law that bans protests, settling a years-long court battle and protecting the law from further challenges.

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USA POLITICS: Clinton Sympathizer George Soros Plotted Anti-Trump Protests

USA POLITICS: Clinton Sympathizer George Soros Plotted Anti-Trump Protests

Since Trump won on Tuesday, protests have occurred out in cities across the US, all of which are Democratic strongholds.

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VENEZUELA: Deadly Protests, Venezuela Sliding Down To Anarchy

VENEZUELA: Deadly Protests, Venezuela Sliding Down To Anarchy

Wary of trouble, many businesses stayed shut and some parents kept children away from school. “This government is going to fall!” crowds chanted.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Government Says Violent Student Protests Must Stop

SOUTH AFRICA: Government Says Violent Student Protests Must Stop

“The upsurge of violence and destruction of property associated with student protests are criminal and unwarranted,” the government said in a statement.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Protests Force Shutdown At Wits University

SOUTH AFRICA: Protests Force Shutdown At Wits University

“We have agreed to suspend the academic programme,” university spokeswoman Shirona Patel said.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Wave Of Protests Hit Universities Across The Country

SOUTH AFRICA: Wave Of Protests Hit Universities Across The Country

Students are demanding free education and denounced government plans to raise tuition fees by up to 8% in 2017.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: 44 People Killed At Anti-Kabila Protests

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: 44 People Killed At Anti-Kabila Protests

The protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo started on Monday after the election commission decided to try to postpone the next presidential vote, due in November.

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ETHIOPIA: Security Forces Use Tear Gas To Disperse Protests

ETHIOPIA: Security Forces Use Tear Gas To Disperse Protests

“They jail everyone who opposes them. All prisoners should be released,” one protester told Reuters by phone from Ambo.

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