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South Africa’s nationwide strike over rising cost of living

The World Bank said this is the most unequal country in the world. It’s report shows that about 30.3 million South African citizens are living in poverty. 13.8 million South Africans are also facing food scarcity that has been worsened by rising food prices. – – South Africa is grappling with the economic impact of global events such as Covid… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

Sierra Leone’s President says protests were to overthrow his government

– – Sierra Leone’s president, Julius Maada Bio, on Friday said recent anti-government protests that turned deadly were meant to overthrow his government. He was addressing the nation for the first time since the protests that lead to the deaths of six police officers and at least 21 civilians. The protests were over alleged economic hardships and bad governance by… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

Sierra Leone’s President says protests were to overthrow his government

– – Sierra Leone’s president, Julius Maada Bio, on Friday said recent anti-government protests that turned deadly were meant to overthrow his government. He was addressing the nation for the first time since the protests that lead to the deaths of six police officers and at least 21 civilians. The protests were over alleged economic hardships and bad governance by… 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 East Africa World 

At least 10 killed in anti-UN protests in DR Congo

According to local media reporting the protesters were shot by peacekeepers, a claim that the UN office is yet to respond to. There has been an upsurge in violence in the area with locals accusing the UN of being ineffective. Tuesday was the second day of protests with people calling for the UN to withdraw its peacekeepers from the area.… Read More
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Sudan summons UN envoy for supporting anti-military protests

– – Sudan summoned the UN envoy to Sudan, Volker Perthes, over remarks he made regarding the Thursday’s anti-military protests. Mr Perthes has been at loggerheads with the military authorities since the coup against the civilian-led transitional government last October. In an interview on Wednesday with Saudi-funded Al-Hadath TV the envoy cautioned the government and security agencies to maintain the… Read More
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Ghanaians call for their country to be fixed with a street protest

– – Thousands of Ghanaians mainly young people on Wednesday staged a street protest, demonstrating over the state of the country’s economy and general state of development. What started as a social media campaign months ago with the hashtag #Fixthecountry, has now become a major movement led by young people. Wednesday’s protest lasted for over four hours with protesters holding… Read More
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At least 45 killed in pro-Zuma violent protests in South Africa

– – At least 45 people have been killed amid the violent protests taking place in some provinces in South Africa over the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma. The protests mainly in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng have led to looting and destruction of some property. Gauteng Premier, David Makhura said on Tuesday that 19 people had died in the province… Read More
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South Africa: Military deployed amid deadly unrest over Zuma’s jailing

Soldiers have been deployed to areas in South Africa where deadly protests have continued to take place over the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma. The government is hoping the soldiers can quell the deadly unrest that sparked looting of shops and setting of buildings on fire on Monday. At least six people have been killed and 200 arrested since… Read More
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Thousands stage protest over massacre in Burkina Faso

– – Thousands of people poured onto the streets of Burkina Faso, demanding an end to the wave of killings in the West African country. It follows last month’s massacre that killed more than 130 people. The protest organized by the opposition in the capital, Ouagadougou, saw protesters waving the red and green Burkinabe flag and blowing whistles. “We had to show our… Read More