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South Africa: Man killed after police shot into student protesters

– – One man has been killed during a protest by students at the University of Witwatersrand on Wednesday. South African police had fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse the protesters who are demanding changes to registration and financial aid policies. The man killed wasn’t a student, according to officials. The man was caught in the crossfire right… Read More
Africa Southern Africa World Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe: 3 female political activists arrested for insulting police

– – Police in Zimbabwe have arrested three female opposition activists. Police said the trio was arrested on Monday after holding a demonstration outside a government building in the capital, Harare. They are also accused of using abusive and obscene language against police officers. In a statement, the Zimbabwean police confirmed the arrest of Joanna Mamombe , Netsai Marova and Cecilia… Read More
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Tunisia: Over 600 people arrested as protesters clash with police

– – Police in Tunisia have arrested more than 600 people as violent protesters returned to the streets for the fourth consecutive night. On Monday, thousands of the protesters gathered in the centre of the capital, Tunis, throwing stones and petrol bombs at police. The police fired tear gas and water cannon to quell the violent protests. Outside Tunis, clashes were also reported… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Ugandan police chief says journalists are beaten for their own safety

– – Uganda’s Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola, has said that beating up journalists in the line of their duties is for their own safety. Ochola has been under pressure to apologize for the violence meted out to journalists by security forces. Several journalists have suffered abuses and violence ahead of this month’s general elections in Uganda. The… Read More
Africa Southern Africa World Zambia 

Zambia: Two police officers sacked for killing demonstrators

– – Two police officers in Zambia have been dismissed for killing some demonstrators. They have been sacked on the orders of Zambian President Edgar Lungu following investigations into the deaths of two opposition demonstrators last week in Lusaka. The protesters were killed when riot police broke up a rally outside the police headquarters where the opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was being… Read More
Africa Featured Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana bans opposition protests amid post-election agitations

– – Ghana’s police service has announced that it has secured a court order banning opposition supporters from protesting amid post-election agitations. Opposition supporters have been demonstrating on the streets alleging of electoral fraud over the December 7 presidential and parliamentary election results. The electoral commission declared the incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo as winner of the presidential election. But the… Read More
Africa Featured Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: Police clash with opposition MPs amid post-election protest

– – Minority MPs in Ghana’s parliament are livid after clashing with police during a protest march to the Electoral Commission on Tuesday. The minority MPs were marching to the headquarters of the Electoral Commission (EC) to challenge the results of the Presidential elections declared in favour of the incumbent Nana Akufo-Addo. They were also demanding a recollection of some of… Read More
Africa Featured Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: Police clash with opposition supporters challenging election results

– – Supporters of the opposition party, NDC in Ghana have clashed with the police as they continue their protests against the conduct of the December 7 elections. They have been staging nationwide protests, challenging the declaration of the incumbent Nana Akufo Addo as President-elect. The largest opposition party has also accused the Electoral Commission of vote padding and rigging… Read More
Africa Featured Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: Police clash with opposition supporters challenging election results

– – Supporters of the opposition party, NDC in Ghana have clashed with the police as they continue their protests against the conduct of the December 7 elections. They have been staging nationwide protests, challenging the declaration of the incumbent Nana Akufo Addo as President-elect. The largest opposition party has also accused the Electoral Commission of vote padding and rigging… Read More
Africa World 

Philadelphia rocked by fresh unrest after police shooting

– – Police also warned residents to stay away from the riverfront Port Richmond district as widespread looting occurred. The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management advised residents across a swathe of the city to stay indoors because of “widespread demonstrations that have turned violent”. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, protesters tried to erect makeshift barricades using bins. Police used pepper… Read More