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EndSARS: Nigerians not impressed with President Buhari’s speech

– Advertisement – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday addressed citizens in a televised broadcast 48 hours after soldiers opened fire on protesters at Lekki tollgate in Lagos state. At least twelve people were killed in Tuesday’s incident which sparked outrage globally. President Buhari said he wasn’t happy with the loss of lives noting that “I am indeed deeply pained that innocent lives have been lost. These tragedies are uncalled for and unnecessary. Certainly, there is no way whatsoever to connect these bad acts to legitimate expression of grievance of…

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All-Africa Students Union condemns attack on Nigerian protesters

– Advertisement – The Secretary General and members of All-Africa Students Union (AASU) have condemned the Police and military brutality against peaceful demonstrators in Nigeria. In a press statement issued by the Secretary General, Peter Kwasi KODJIE, to commemorate the African Human Rights Day today, he called on the Nigerian government to bring the police and military antagonism against demonstrators to an immediate end. Human Right issues in Africa have become worrisome due to frequent infringements on innocent people. The life of individuals in countries such as Central African Republic,…

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AU, Ecowas condemn violence in Nigeria and call for dialogue

– Advertisement – The African Union has now “condemned” the violence that has characterized ongoing protests against police brutality in Nigeria. Rights group Amnesty International has said that at least 12 people were killed by soldiers and police in Lagos on Tuesday. At least 49 people have been reported dead just on Tuesday the protests against brutalities across Nigeria turned bloody. The #EndSARS protests worsened on Tuesday with 43 protesters and six policemen losing their lives. The Nigeria’s army has dismissed the reports of its soldiers shooting at protesters as…

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EndSARS protests: At least 49 people killed across Nigeria

– Advertisement – At least 49 people have been reported dead on Tuesday when ongoing protests against police brutalities in Nigeria turned bloody. The #EndSARS protests across Nigeria worsened on Tuesday with 43 protesters and six policemen losing their lives, local media reported. Protesters have been calling for the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police. The decision to replace that unit with another one called the Special Weapons and Tactics (Swat) to carry out the duties handled by the Sars hasn’t been received well. Peaceful demonstrations…

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[Video]: Nigerian soldiers shoot at unarmed #EndSARS protesters

– Advertisement – Nigerian soldiers on Tuesday reportedly opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate, Lagos State. Local media reported that there have been deaths and several protesters sustaining injuries during the shootout. The state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had declared a 24-hour curfew following alleged violence that greeted the #EndSARS protest in the state. Some of the protesters however claimed that the timing was short and refused to vacate the protest ground. Some protesters told journalists that they were sitting on the floor when soldiers began…

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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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