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A soldier strikes an anti-government protester in Tripoli, where demonstrations over the Lebanese economy turned violent on Saturday. Fathi Al-Masri-AFP-Getty Images

Fresh protests in Lebanon over spiralling economic crisis

Hundreds of demonstrators angered by a deepening economic crisis rallied Saturday across Lebanon for a third consecutive day, after violent overnight riots sparked condemnation from the political elite.
A young boy holds a 'Justice' sign as he peers outside the window of a car passing protesters marching through downtown for a third night of unrest May 31, 2020, in Richmond, Va.

US unrest overshadows peaceful protests

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across America again Sunday, with peaceful demonstrations against police killings of black people overshadowed by unrest that quickly ravaged parts of cities from Pennsylvania to California.
Protesters have returned to the streets in Iraq, sealing streets with burning tires and threatening further escalation at a time of difficult economic conditions.

Iraq protesters wounded in clashes with security forces

Security forces shot live rounds to clear protest hotspots in Baghdad and southern Iraq for a second day Sunday, sparking skirmishes with demonstrators determined to keep up their movement.
Demonstrators stand in front of a riot police vehicle during a protest against the Chilean government in front of La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago on November 26, 2019. – Furious Chileans have since October 18 been protesting social and economic inequality, and against an entrenched political elite that comes from a small number of the wealthiest families in the country, among other issues. (Photo by CLAUDIO REYES / AFP)

Protesters clash with police as Chile unrest enters 50th day

Protesters clashed with police as thousands took to the streets of Chile’s capital Friday for a demonstration that marked 50 days since the outbreak of the country’s worst civil unrest in decades.
Chinese President Xi Jinping | Xinhua

Hong Kong: China threatens retaliation over US law

China on Thursday summoned the US ambassador and threatened retaliation after US President Donald Trump signed legislation supporting Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, just as the world’s top two economies edge towards a trade truce.
Police check the identity cards of people wishing to enter a cordoned area near the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in the Hung Hom district of Hong Kong on November 21, 2019, where anti-government protesters remained barricaded in. – Hardline Hong Kong protesters held their ground on November 21 in a university besieged for days by police as the US passed a bill lauding the city’s pro-democracy movement, setting up a likely clash between Washington and Beijing. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)

Hong Kong campus stalemate as US bill sets up China clash

A dwindling core of hardline protesters held their ground on Thursday at a Hong Kong university besieged for days by police, as the US passed a bill lauding the city’s pro-democracy movement, setting up a likely clash between Washington and Beijing.
A man sweeps the street as people clear makeshift barricades erected by protesters, outside the University of Hong Kong, in Hong Kong, China, Nov. 16, 2019.

Chinese troops join Hong Kong cleanup as protesters retreat

It was a rare public appearance by the People's Liberation Army on the streets of the semiautonomous territory, where the local government's inability to end more than five months of often violent protest has fueled speculation that Beijing could deploy its troops.
Police face a burning barricade during protests in Hong Kong. Vincent Yu-AP

Hong Kong protest heats up as police deploy tear gas, block transport

A march in the Hong Kong satellite town of Tuen Mun escalated on Saturday as riot police fired tear gas at anti-government protesters who fled down side streets and into surrounding shopping malls.
Hong Kong police on Monday denied accusations their officers showed comparative lenience towards gangs of pro-Beijing men who attacked pro-democracy supporters during a weekend marked by multiple bloody street brawls.

Hong Kong police deny street brawl ‘double standards’

Hong Kong police on Monday denied accusations their officers showed comparative lenience towards gangs of pro-Beijing men who attacked pro-democracy supporters during a weekend marked by multiple bloody street brawls.
Pro-democracy protesters react as police fire water cannons outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on September 15, 2019. - Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and water cannons on September 15 at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and petrol bombs, in a return to the political chaos plaguing the city. (Photo by Isaac LAWRENCE / AFP)

Hong Kong returns to violence with tear gas and Molotovs

Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and water cannons at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and petrol bombs on Sunday, tipping the violence-plagued city back into chaos after a brief lull in clashes.
A water cannon vehicle is escorted by police to a protest in Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong on August 25, 2019 in the latest opposition to a planned extradition law that has since morphed into a wider call for democratic rights in the semi-autonomous city.

Hong Kong police disperse protesters with water cannon

Hong Kong police used water cannon for the first time Sunday, raising the stakes against protesters who have staged sometimes violent rallies that have rocked the city for the past three months.
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APC campaign train attacked with petrol bomb in Abuja, nine vehicles burnt

Crisis was averted in the Dei-Dei axis of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, when hoodlums attacked the campaign convoy of the All Progressives Congress on Saturday.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar criticises President Buhari’s handling of Shiite crisis

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, has condemned the killing of Shiites by the Nigerian Army.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

Nigerian crackdown on Shiite group sparks fears of escalation

At least three people were killed when supporters of an imprisoned Shiite cleric clashed with security forces during a protest march in Abuja, prompting warnings to the government that a heavy-handed approach could radicalise elements in the group.

Saudi drone enthusiasts to require permit after ‘palace incident’

Authorities in Riyadh have called on drone enthusiasts to register with authorities prior to operating the aerial devices, after a toy drone was reportedly shot down near the royal palace in the capital.

Court jails 20 persons 10 years for setting church ablaze

An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced 20 people to 10 years in prison for burning a church, official news agency MENA reported.

Police shoot man during sword attack on church

Indonesian police have shot a sword-wielding man who attacked church congregation during Sunday Mass, injuring four people including a priest.

Protests hit Tunisia for 3rd night as prime minister warns of clampdown

A third night of unrest has shaken Tunisia where authorities said Thursday more than 600 people have been arrested this week as anger at austerity measures boils over on the streets.

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Festus Keyamo: National Assembly trying to bypass me on planned 774,000 jobs

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has described the controversy surrounding the planned employment of 774,000 Nigerians as an attempt by the National Assembly to bypass him in the implementation of the project.
Eleven of the 13 striking nurses arrested in Zimbabwe during a protest for higher pay were freed on bail Tuesday by a court in the capital Harare, their lawyers said.

Zimbabwe nurses detained over pay strike granted bail

Eleven of the 13 striking nurses arrested in Zimbabwe during a protest for higher pay were freed on bail Tuesday by a court in the capital Harare, their lawyers said.
Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin

Oyo Assembly proposes six months maternity, four weeks paternity leave

A proposal that women working in the public sector be granted six months maternity leave at full pay has been thrown up, on the floor of the Oyo State House of Assembly.
The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, stated this on her Twitter handle on Thursday.

NANTS: 600 Nigerian shops in Ghana re-opened

Over six hundred shops belonging to Nigerian traders in Ghana had been re-opened to business by the Ghanaian government said the President, National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS), Dr Ken Ukaoha.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Police Act: Senate okays four-year single tenure for IGP

The Senate, on Tuesday, passed a bill which amended the Police Act and prescribed among others, a four-year single tenure for the office of the Inspector-General of Police.