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Sudan protesters remain resilient, but President al-Bashir unbowed

Sudanese protester Osman Sulaiman has taken to the streets of Khartoum chanting "overthrow, overthrow" almost daily since demonstrations erupted against President Omar al-Bashir's iron-fisted rule in December.

Court sentences police officer to death for killing detainee

A Kenyan court on Thursday sentenced a former senior police officer to death for killing a detainee in his custody, one of the harshest punishments over widespread police brutality in the East African country.
FILE PHOTO- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addresses students during a town hall at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi, India, November 12, 2018. REUTERS-Anushree Fadnavis-File Photo

Twitter says not enough done to prevent online abuse

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said Silicon Valley companies, including his own, have not done enough to protect victims of online abuse, calling it a "huge fail".
Snakes have been used by Indonesian police to interrogate suspects in Papua province. Fachrul Reza-Barcroft Images

Indonesia police apologise for using snake during interrogation

Police in Indonesia’s Papua province have apologised after interrogators used a snake during an attempt to extract a confession from a suspected mobile phone thief, a spokesman said on Monday.

Sudan says it will free reporters detained during protests

Sudan says it will release all the journalists it detained for covering protests in recent weeks calling for the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir.

Sierra Leone president declares rape a national emergency

Sierra Leone's president has officially declared a national emergency on rape and sexual violence in a major step toward addressing the issue in the West African nation.
Men carry rafts and kayaks used during white water rafting at Itanda falls on the River Nile near Jinja district, 109km east of the Ugandan capital of Kampala [James Akena-Reuters]

Outcry after Uganda uses ‘curvy women’ to boost tourism

Female Ugandan activists on Thursday slammed a government campaign to use "curvy women" as a tourism "product", which has sparked a furore in the east African nation.
Crispin Blunt

British report blame Saudi authorities for female activists’ torture

Three British lawmakers on Monday endorsed reports that women activists detained in Saudi Arabia have been tortured.

Economic demands of Sudanese protesters legitimate – premier

Sudan’s prime minister on Saturday appeared to soften the official stance on more than a month of anti-government protests, describing demonstrators’ calls for better living conditions as “legitimate”.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

Sudan’s army says it will ‘not allow state to fall’ amid protests

The Sudanese army issued a statement saying it would not allow the state to collapse, following weeks of mass protests demanding an end to President Omar al-Bashir's near 30-year rule.
Omar al-Bashir and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Sudan police confront rallies as Bashir blames media

Sudanese police fired tear gas at protestors in Khartoum and its twin city of Omdurman on Sunday, witnesses said, after organisers called for further demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir's three decades of rule.

Justice Onnoghen: NBA summons emergency NEC meeting, to hold rally in protest

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) will today, Monday, hold an emergency meeting of its National Executive Committee (NEC) on the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) by President Muhammad Buhari.
Activist Pastor Evan Mawarire is taken into a vehicle by police outside his home in Harare, Zimbabwe, January 16, 2019. REUTERS-Philimon Bulawayo

Rights groups worried over deteriorating situation in Zimbabwe

Rights groups say they are worried about deteriorating human rights in Zimbabwe, as a popular activist spends another weekend in jail after the High Court deferred his bail application ruling until Tuesday.
Peter Mutasa

Zimbabwe union leader surrenders to police after protests

The leader of Zimbabwe's main labour federation turned himself in to the police on Friday as another activist sought bail following violence during last week's anti-government protests, lawyers said Friday.
Zimbabwe President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa smiles in the garden of The State House in Harare on August 3, 2018, at the end of a press conference. Mnangagwa defended the landmark election in which he was declared victorious, despite claims from the opposition of vote-rigging. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Emmerson Mnangagwa returns to Zimbabwe after protest crackdown

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has landed back in Harare, state television said on Tuesday, after cutting short a foreign tour over nationwide protests that were met with a brutal security crackdown.
Omar al-Bashir

Sudan police confront protesters as Bashir rejects accusations

Sudanese police fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters who tried to march on parliament Sunday, as President Omar al-Bashir insisted demonstrators who died in anti-government rallies were not killed by security forces.
Sudanese demonstrators gather as they participate in anti-government protests in Khartoum [Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah-Reuters]

Sudan issues arrest warrants against 38 reporters amid crackdown

Sudan's State Security Prosecution has issued arrest warrants for 38 journalists and activists on charges of "incitement" and spreading "false news", local media reported.
Supporters of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir shout slogans as they gather during a rally for him in the Green Square in the capital Khartoum on January 9, 2019. (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY - AFP)

Sudan protests: Doctor and teen shot dead during clashes

A doctor and a 16-year-old have been killed in Sudan amid demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir.

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