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Hong Kong protesters seize roads in defiance of China warnings

Hong Kong rallies turned into clashes for third consecutive day

Tear gas was fired across Hong Kong on Monday as one by one peaceful rallies in seven city districts turned into clashes between police and protester.
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters, many wearing black, joined the march

Hong Kong protesters throw Chinese flag into harbour

In the latest show of defiance, thousands of demonstrators put up barricades, blocking the entrances to a major tunnel and seriously obstructing traffic.
Benin police killed two protesters Saturday while trying to break up a demonstration by people who have erected barricades and blockaded the national road since Tuesday, the city’s mayor told AFP.

Benin police open fire on protesters, kill two

Benin police killed two protesters Saturday while trying to break up a demonstration by people who have erected barricades and blockaded the national road since Tuesday, the city’s mayor told AFP.
Pro-democracy protesters closed a street in Khartoum, Sudan, on Monday as security forces tried to disperse a sit-in outside the country’s military headquarters. Ashraf Shazly-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

60 killed in crackdown on Sudan protesters

Sixty people have been killed in a two-day crackdown on Sudanese protesters carried out by security forces, a doctors’ committee close to the demonstrators said on Wednesday.
Tires burn as protesters barricade the streets of Cadjehoun the stronghold of former president of Benin Thomas Yayi Boni on May 2, 2019 in Cotonou. – Protesters in Benin were locked in a tense standoff with police and soldiers after violence broke out following controversial parliamentary polls held without a single opposition candidate. Hours after initial results showed a record low turnout in April 28 election, soldiers and large numbers of police deployed across the economic capital Cotonou. Supporters of former president Boni Yayi, who led calls for a boycott of the ballot, took to the streets. They erected makeshift barriers of burning tyres, and chanting slogans against President Patrice Talon. (Photo by Yanick Folly / AFP)

First death as post-election violence grips Benin

Hundreds of protesters in Benin manning burning barricades defied police and soldiers Thursday after violence broke out following controversial parliamentary polls held without a single opposition candidate.
Sudanese protesters walk between barricades on a road leading to the defense ministry compound in Khartoum, April 30, 2019. Reuters

Sudan tensions spike as military push to clear protester barricades

Tensions between Sudan’s ruling military council and protesters have spiked after the military warned it could remove barricades near their month-long sit-in. Protesters responded by fortifying obstacles around the protest camp and calling for a mass rally to pressure the military to hand over power to civilians.
Sudanese demonstrators protest outside the defence ministry in Khartoum on April 12, 2019. Reuters

Sudan protesters say army trying to break up sit-in

Sudan's main protest group said on Monday the army was trying to disperse a sit-in outside the military headquarters in Khartoum by removing barricades, but witnesses said troops had not moved in.
Sudanese demonstrators gather near the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 15, 2019. – Sudanese protest organisers called on their supporters to mobilise outside the army headquarters, saying there was an attempt to “disperse the sit-in” where thousands have camped out for 10 days. (Photo by AHMED MUSTAFA / AFP)

Sudan protest leaders report attempt to disperse sit-in

Sudanese protest organisers Monday called on their supporters to mobilise outside the army headquarters, saying there was an attempt to “disperse the sit-in” where thousands have camped out for 10 days.
Sudanese protesters gather for a second day outside the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 7, 2019. – Sudanese police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters who rallied outside the army headquarters for a second day urging the military to back them in demanding President Omar al-Bashir resign. (Photo by – / AFP)

Sudan army deploys as protesters keep pressure on President Al-Bashir

Sudan’s army deployed around its Khartoum headquarters Monday as thousands of protesters urging the military to join calls for leader Omar al-Bashir’s resignation defied tear gas to demonstrate for the third day, witnesses said.
Protestors wearing “yellow vest” (gilet jaune) gesture on December 8, 2018 near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris during a protest against rising costs of living they blame on high taxes. – Paris was on high alert on December 8 with major security measures in place ahead of fresh “yellow vest” protests which authorities fear could turn violent for a second weekend in a row. (Photo by Eric FEFERBERG / AFP)

France ‘yellow vest’ protesters gather on decisive weekend

"Yellow vest" demonstrators have gathered in central Paris for a fifth weekend of protests in defiance of calls by the French government to stay at home.
Guinean police gather to disperse demonstrators during an opposition rally in Conakry, Guinea.

Guinea police use tear gas to break up opposition demo

Policemen fired tear gas and used batons on Thursday to break up an anti-government protest by hundreds of opposition supporters in the heart of the Guinean capital Conakry.

IPOB members burn trucks, force traders to close shops in Rivers

There was pandemonium and confusion in parts of Obigbo in Oyigbo local government area of Rivers State on Friday morning as at least four trucks have been burnt by the suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
FILE PHOTO - Ugandan musician turned politician, Robert Kyagulanyi (C) leads activists during a demonstration against new taxes including a levy on access to social media platforms in Kampala, Uganda July 11, 2018. REUTERS-Newton Nambwaya-File Photo

Ugandans protest after lawmakers detained at airport

Protests erupted in the Ugandan capital on Friday after police detained two lawmakers at the international airport as they prepared to travel abroad for medical care, witnesses said.
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Official: Lagos Carter Bridge sound, safe for use

The Director Highways, Bridges and Designs in the Federal Ministry of Works, Mr Adetokunbo Sogbesan, said in Lagos said that the Carter Bridge is structurally sound and safe for use.

Tear gas, petrol bombs as French police clear ‘eco-camp’

French police battled Tuesday to evict anti-airport protesters and the creators of an alternative anti-capitalist settlement in western France during a second day of clashes.

Suspected cultists disrupt Christmas celebrations in FCT

Christmas celebrations were on Monday disrupted by some suspected cultists in Bwari, Federal Capital Territory, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports

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