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Donald Trump pledges ‘great support’ for anti-regime protesters in Iran

Donald Trump says anti-regime protesters in Iran will see "great" support from the US, following days of unrest in cities across the Middle East country.

Congolese forces criticised for killing anti-Kabila protesters

The EU and the Catholic Church on Wednesday criticised Congolese security forces for the killing of five anti-government protesters in Kinshasa on New Year’s Eve.

Former police superintendent jailed for baton assault

A former senior Hong Kong police officer, Frankly Chu, who assaulted passersby with baton during the late 2014 pro-democracy protests, has been jailed three months.

Protesters march again in Tehran as 200 arrested

Some 200 protesters marched through central Tehran Sunday as authorities braced for a possible fourth night of unrest and cut access to social media after days of unrest that saw two people killed.

Kosovans hang ties in protest at prime minister salary hike

Angry Kosovans hung hundreds of neckties on the fence outside the government's headquarters on Tuesday in protest after its leader justified doubling his own salary by saying that wearing smart clothes was part of his job.

Thousands rally in Jakarta against US Jerusalem move

Tens of thousands of protesters rallied outside the US embassy in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, against President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Protests at Libyan embassy in London against slavery

Demonstrators protested outside the Libyan embassy in London on Saturday, calling for the British government to pressure Libya to end the slavery and inhumane treatment of migrants.

Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli army in Gaza

A Palestinian man has been shot dead by the Israeli army in Gaza during clashes after Donald Trump declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

45,000 pro-Catalonia protesters march for deposed president Carles Puigdemont

A sea of around 45,000 pro-Catalonia protesters demonstrated in Brussels on Thursday to show support for the region’s deposed president Carles Puigdemont and urge the EU to support its drive for independence from Spain.

Protesters keep up pressure on Togo president

Protesters in Togo showed no signs of relenting in their bid to oust President Faure Gnassingbe on Thursday, taking to the streets for a second day as the opposition outlined conditions for talks with the government.

Tear gas fired as Kenya goes to the polls in presidential election re-run

Police fired tear gas in clashes with opposition supporters as voting got under way in a re-run of Kenya's presidential election.

Somali President Farmajo vows war on Shabaab after devastating bomb

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed vowed on Wednesday to step up the war against al-Shabaab, as he addressed thousands at a rally in Mogadishu for the victims of the city's worst-ever bombing.

US State Department urges Kenya security forces to use restraint

The State Department is urging Kenya's security forces not to use "unnecessary force" after police said they shot and killed two opposition protesters amid demonstrations for election reforms.

Togo: How long can the grassroots pressure last?

Togo’s government was surprised by how many people took to the streets earlier this month to demand the removal of President Faure Gnassingbe.

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CAR agitated after France dismisses sex abuse case against its troops

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CPJ profiles police assault on NAN, AIT reporters

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Police confirm killing of Taraba assemblyman by kidnappers

Police in Taraba State on Monday confirmed the death of an abducted state assemblyman, Hosea Ibi.

Man bags two years in prison for trafficking 16-year-old girl

A Calabar Division of the Federal High Court has sentenced one Ifeanyi Okorogu, an indigene of Imo State, to two years imprisonment for human trafficking and attempting to sell a child.

I don’t want killing of any ethnic tribe in Ekiti or reprisal – Governor...

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has warned against the killing of anyone be it herdsman or farmer in the name of any clash relating to grazing in the state.

Minister Solomon Dalung inaugurates Electoral committees for para sports

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, on Wednesday inaugurated the Electoral and Appeals Committees for the Para Sports Federations in Abuja ahead of the proposed elections on February 15, 2017.

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