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Guinea: Alpha Conde’s possible third term bid sparks protests

Guinea’s President Alpha Conde is coming under intense pressure following reports he could seek a third term in office. These reports have sparked protests with thousands demonstrating on Thursday after similar actions in the past weeks resulted in the jailing of a dozen opposition campaigners and politicians. On Tuesday, twelve FNDC leaders were sentenced to up to a year in prison for organising rallies resulting in the deaths of nine people. There have been violent reactions from the security agencies as well with police opening fire on protesters as they…

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Guinea: Several dead in protest against President Conde

A demonstration to oppose constitutional amendments that could allow Guinean President Alpha Conde to run for a third term has left at least five people dead. The Police clashed with demonstrators in the capital, Conakry and the opposition stronghold of Mamou. At least four demonstrators were reportedly shot dead in Conakry as police opened fire on protesters. Opposition leader Cellou Diallo has told reporters that four protesters had been shot dead. He hinted that the protests will continue until the plan to give President Conde a third term is aborted. “We encourage citizens…

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Zimbabwe: Police fire tear gas and beat protesters in Harare

Zimbabwe police on Friday fired tear gas and beat many opposition supporters who gathered in central Harare for a protest march. The government had banned an anti-government protest although the country’s high court upheld it. Protesters largely members of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) defied the ban. In an attempt to prevent the protest from taking place, police officers clashed with protesters. Police had to fire tear gas and water cannon and in some instances chased protesters from one of the city’s main squares with batons. There were reinforcements…

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Nigeria: #RevolutionNow protesters clash with police

Security officers have clashed with protesters taking part in the #RevolutionNow protest in Nigeria’s commercial hub, Lagos. Tear gas was fired at the protesters as they tried to enter Lagos National Stadium. But they were kept away by security operatives who erected barricades. Heavily armed security operatives from the Police Command in Lagos are now stationed at the national assembly to protect the facility. #RevolutionNow protesters are demanding what they call an end to insecurity in the country. Protest leader arrested The originator of the protest, Omoyele Sowore, an activist,…

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Liberia: Anti-George Weah protesters arrested

At least 15 protesters agitating against the George Weah Presidency were arrested on Wednesday in the capital, Monrovia. They were arrested for defying a government order not to stage a protest against President Weah, police said. According to the police, the protesters broke through police lines to assemble and had no permit to getting unto the street. The group of protesters was protesting despite an earlier plan by the main organizers to suspend the march. Some Liberians for most parts of July have been agitating over rising cost of living…

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Schools suspended in Sudan after soldiers killed students

Schools have been suspended in Sudan following outrage among students after the murder of five of their colleagues on Monday. Sudan’s authorities ordered all schools nationwide to suspend classes indefinitely as protests and agitations emerge among students. The military council’s directive noted that doors of schools should remain closed on Wednesday, the state news agency said. “Orders have been given to governors of all states to shut kindergartens, primary and high schools from tomorrow (Wednesday) until further notice,” the official Suna news agency reported. The order for the closure of…

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Sudan: Unending crisis as soldiers kill students

All seems calming in Sudan but that was just not to happen after soldiers tried breaking up protesters on Monday resulting in deaths. There has been a huge outrage in the north African country with protesters demanding immediate transfer of power to a civilian regime. It follows the killing of five protesters in North Kordofan state.  At least four of those killed were secondary school students. The Sudan Professional’s Association has blamed the ruling military council for the deaths. There are indications there could be more protests in the coming…

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Sudan: Soldiers to face charges over deadly crackdown

Sudan’s military leadership on Saturday revealed that eight senior military officers will face charges over the deadly crackdown on protesters in June. These soldiers are to be charged with crimes against humanity for their roles in the death of some protesters on June 3. Investigations have been probing the killings for weeks. Government prosecutors told a news conference on Saturday that at least 87 people died in the capital, Khartoum. Not all were happy with the findings from the prosecutors though with some disputing the actual death toll. But Fath al-Rahman…

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Nigeria: Police clash with Muslim protesters, deaths recorded

Police on Monday clashed with some Muslim protesters in the Nigerian capital Abuja resulting in deaths. A senior police officer and at least four protesters are reported dead. Local media reported that the protesters who are members of the Islamic Movement shot dead a senior police officer whose name was given as DCP Umar. DCP Umar was in charge of Operations at the Federal Capital Territory Police Command in Abuja. He was reportedly shot dead when he tried to clam down rampaging Shi’ite members who had disrupted commercial activities and…

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US Police Idly Watch As Congo President’s Security Force Beats Protesters In American Streets

As the US empire scrambles to secure access to the bountiful resources of the continent of Africa no principle is too sacred to overlook, including the right to peacefully assemble. The White House is hosting an Africa Leaders Summit where various African leaders have been invited to talk with American officials about how they can serve the empire in exchange for silver and lead. One of the officials who was invited to attend the summit is President Joesph Kabila, the head of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kabila inherited the throne in 2001 after…

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