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 subsequently after the attack in response to his activism about the lack of development in his community. His activism is part of a spontaneous agitation from young Ghanaians who have…

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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 being behind the rape charges he is now facing. The opposition leader is accused of assaulting a woman who worked in a beauty salon, but he has denied the claim.…

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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 the decision of the ruling party. The protesters burned tyres and chanted “No to a sixth term” and “Leave, Deby!”. during the protest in the capital N’Djamena. President Deby pushed…

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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 on Monday in the cities of Kasserine, Gafsa, Sousse and Monastir. The protesters are peeved over worsening economic conditions with a third of its young people being unemployed. – – The latest…

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Africa Nigeria 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 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 the…

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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 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, Democratic…

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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. 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 “fake…

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EndSARS protests: At least 49 people killed across Nigeria

– – 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 across…

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

– – 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 to…

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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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