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Police in Ghana shoot into student protesters

– – Over 20 students of the Islamic Senior High School in Ghana’s Ashanti Region are receiving treatment in a hospital after police fired shots during a protest. The police also fired tear gas to disperse the students who were demonstrating to draw attention to road accidents around the school. The students are said to have blocked the road in… Read More
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Somalia: Fighting erupts after president extends his tenure

– – Fighting broke out on Sunday in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu following the decision by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed to extend his stay in power. Soldiers loyal to his government and those opposed to him clashed with residents in the capital saying they heard gunfire across the city. The spark of violence signals the dire political crisis Somalia which could… Read More
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Several injured in clashes between party supporters in Ghana

– – Several people are injured in clashes between supporters of Ghana’s two major political parties in one of the suburbs of the capital Accra. It is unclear what triggered the clashes between the supporters of the ruling NPP and the opposition NDC at a constituency called Odododiodio. The area is one of the over four thousand flash points for electoral violence… Read More
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Sudan: State of emergency declared in Port Sudan

Sudan’s newly-created sovereign council has declared a state of emergency in the city of Port Sudan due to tribal clashes. Police say tribal clashes there have led to the death of at least 16 people. A statement from the police said clashes between members of the Beni Amer and Nuba tribes were re-ignited on Wednesday and continued into Saturday morning.… Read More