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Zimbabwean doctors’ labour leader ‘kidnapped’ by security forces – union

Union activists and rights campaigners on Sunday accused Zimbabwe's security forces of kidnapping the leader of a doctors' union, who disappeared during a strike he had helped organise.
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech to honor Japan’s architect Arata Isozaki at the Elysee Palace in Paris on May 24, 2019. Isozaki is the laureate of the 2019 Pritzker architecture prize.-br --Francois Mori - POOL - AP - AFP

Eight on trial in Paris for stealing Emmanuel Macron portraits

Eight protesters go on trial in Paris on Wednesday for stealing official portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron from public buildings as part of a protest over climate change.
Police fire tear gas at protesters on Hennessy Road, in Hong Kong on August 31, 2019,

Hong Kong protesters target airport as city mops up

Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists blocked some routes to the city’s airport Sunday as the financial hub cleaned up after another night of violent protests marked by fires, tear gas and police beatings.
Demonstrators surrounded by tear gas on the streets of Hong Kong

Hong Kong: Police use water cannon for first time against protesters

Hong Kong police have used water cannon against anti-government protesters for the first time during a second straight day of demonstrations.
Samantha Kureya, popularly known as 'Gonyeti', was forcibly taken from her home by masked and armed men on Wednesday evening, beaten up and dumped, she told a local newspaper from her hospital bed.

Comedian abducted, beaten and forced to drink sewage for ‘mocking government’

A popular Zimbabwean online comedian and satirist said on Thursday she was abducted from her Harare home and beaten by unknown assailants, becoming the latest perceived government critic to be attacked in recent weeks.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: It’s time to mobilise Nigerians for revolution

Human rights activist Femi Falana on Monday said it is time to mobilise Nigerians for a revolution because of wanton insecurity and the poor state the nation’s economy have become.
Hong Kong protesters seize roads in defiance of China warnings

Hong Kong readies for further protests after massive, peaceful rally

Hong Kong is gearing up for further protests this week after hundreds of thousands of anti-government demonstrators braved heavy rain to rally peacefully on Sunday, marking a change to what have often been violent clashes.

Free elections: Russian opposition activists protest in Moscow

Russian opposition activists staged a string of pickets in central Moscow on Saturday to call for free elections and for charges against protesters detained at recent rallies to be dropped.
China on Wednesday slammed pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong airport for terrorist-like acts, after two men were beaten by demonstrators.

China slams ‘terrorist-like actions’ by protesters at Hong Kong airport

Activists blockaded two terminals in the city on Tuesday in the latest escalation of a 10-week political crisis that has gripped the international finance hub and forced the closure of the airport.
Hong Kong protesters seize roads in defiance of China warnings

Families, elderly people protest government inaction

Hundreds of people joined a family ‘Guard the Children’ march in Hong Kong calling for a stable future for the future generations of the city.

#RevolutionNow: SERAP writes UN Human Rights Council over attacks on journalists, protesters

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to all member and observer states of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, urging them to “urgently convene a special session on Nigeria over arbitrary arrests and repression by officers of the Nigeria Police Force and other security forces of ‘RevolutionNow’ protesters, organizers, activists, and journalists who covered the protests on Monday across the country.”
Police made good their vow to prevent a planned march today by #RevolutionNow protesters in the country.As early as 7am, armed policemen, backed by soldiers blocked the National Stadium, Surulere in Lagos, where the march was expected to take off.

#RevolutionNow: 51 CSOs protest shrinking civic space, condemn arbitrary arrests

Fifty-one notable civil society organisations (CSOs) on Tuesday in Abuja accused the present administration of misuse of power against the citizens.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam, flanked by eight of her ministers, addresses the press in Tamar. Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protests pushing city to ‘very dangerous situation’ – leader

Hong Kong’s embattled pro-Beijing leader on Monday accused pro-democracy protesters of trying to “destroy” the city in a dramatic escalation of rhetoric as the financial hub is rocked by two months of rallies and clashes.
Riyad Mahrez

Pep Guardiola rested Riyad Mahrez over Algeria medication doubts

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he rested Riyad Mahrez from the Community Shield win over Liverpool because he feared any medication the player received on international duty could have fallen foul of doping rules.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has petitioned France, Germany, European Union, United States of America and United Kingdom over alleged undemocratic actions and infractions of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Atiku Abubakar condemns ‘kidnapping’ of Nigerians by government

Former Vice President and opposition leader, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the arrest of two Nigerians by suspected state agents between Friday and Saturday in what appears to be a clampdown on critics of the government.

CSOs blame insecurity on grand corruption

Some civil society leaders and activists on Wednesday blamed years of grand corruption for the rising insecurity in the country.
Prince Dapo Abiodun

Governor Abiodun: Untimely death of MKO Abiola cuts our national hope

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state, pro-democracy groups, activists, many trade unions and interest groups on Wednesday marked the June 12 Democracy Day in Abeokuta, the state capital, in memory of late politician, Chief MKO Abiola, and the annulled June 12, 1993, presidential election.

DSS arrests three, stops June 12 rally in Ibadan

Three activists working under a Yoruba socio-cultural group, Oodua Coalition Against Insurgency and Kidnapping in Yorubaland, have been arrested and detained by men of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) after dispersing the June 12 rally in Ibadan on Wednesday.

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