Africa West Africa World 

Chad mourns victims of protests demanding a return to civilian rule

– – A seven day of mourning has been declared in Chad for the atleast 50 people who were killed in protests demanding the return to civilian rule. Chadian military leader General Mahamat Idriss Déby who declared the national mourning has blamed external forces for the protests. Chad’s opposition called for peaceful protests last Thursday to mark the date when… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

Sierra Leone: Curfew imposed as several protesters are shot dead

– – Some protesters and policemen have reportedly been killed in Sierra Leone on the third day of a three day protest. It was organised by opposition parties and civil society groups over alleged economic hardships and bad governance by President Julius Maada Bio’s government. The protesters, mainly youths have gained entry into the country’s Lungi airport after the military… Read More
Africa North Africa Sudan World 

Nine protesters killed during anti-military protests in Sudan

– – Doctors in Sudan say nine protesters have so far died following protests against military rule. Many of the victims according to doctors had been shot by security forces who had confronted large crowds in multiple cities. There were instances where the military tried to break into hospitals where some of the injured were being treated. During Thursday’s demonstration, protesters… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana’s president orders probe into death of protesters

– – Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on Wednesday ordered a probe into the shooting of protesters on Tuesday in the town of Ejura in the Ashanti region by security forces. The protesters were agitating over the death of a social media activist, Ibrahim Mohammed who was attacked by a mob over the weekend. Mohammed, also known as “Macho Kaaka”, dies… Read More
Africa Senegal West Africa World 

Senegal’s opposition urges more protests against President Sall

– – Senegal’s main opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko has called for more protests against President Macky Sall after he was released from detention. He was charged with rape in court on Monday and then released on bail amid clashes between his supporters and security officials. Sonko who was addressing his supporters lashed out at President Sall whom he accuses of… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

Chad: Protests erupt as Idriss Deby gets nominated for sixth term

– – Protests erupted in Chad on Saturday after President Idriss Deby Itno was nominated by his party to seek sixth term in office. He is set to contest for re-election in the April 11, 2021 election despite already spending 30 years in power. Police fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters who stormed the streets on Saturday, to oppose… Read More
Africa Featured North Africa World 

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 Nigeria News and Headlines West Africa World 

EndSARS: Nigerians not impressed with President Buhari’s speech

– – 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… Read More
Africa Nigeria News and Headlines West Africa World 

All-Africa Students Union condemns attack on Nigerian protesters

– – 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… Read More
Africa Nigeria News and Headlines World 

AU, Ecowas condemn violence in Nigeria and call for dialogue

– – 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.… Read More