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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.
Sudanese demonstrators protest outside the defence ministry in Khartoum on April 12, 2019. Reuters

Sudan protesters insist on civilian head for new governing body

Sudanese protest leaders said Sunday they will insist civilian runs a planned new governing body in new talks with army rulers, as Islamists warn against excluding sharia from the political roadmap.
Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the new head of the Sudanese interim military council, met with gulf envoys on Tuesday (AFP)

Sudan army rulers, protesters agree on 3-year transition period

Sudanese army rulers and protest leaders Wednesday agreed on a three-year transition period for transferring power to a full civilian administration, even as negotiations over a new sovereign ruling body remain unfinished.
Sudanese protesters gather near the military headquarters in Khartoum as they continue to rally demanding a civilian body to lead the transition to democracy one day after a military council took control of the country, on April 12, 2019. – Sudanese protesters angry that army commanders have taken control after removing veteran president Omar al-Bashir in a palace coup defied a night-time curfew to keep up four months of mass demonstrations today. (Photo by – / AFP)

‘It will fall again,’ chant Sudan protesters swelling night demo

Crowds of Sudanese protesters chanting “it will fall again, it will fall again” flocked to the army headquarters Friday where thousands prepared to hunker down for another night defying an army curfew, witnesses said.
Algeria Elections

Algeria fixes July 4 for presidential election

Algeria will hold presidential election on July 4, the interim presidency said on Wednesday. This comes after weeks of mass protests led to the resignation of long-serving leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Algeria to choose former president Bouteflika’s interim replacement

Algerian lawmakers are set to confirm an interim replacement for Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Tuesday after the ailing president resigned last week in the face of massive protests.
People in Sudan have been protesting since December demanding the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir [Anadolu]

Sudan security forces ‘fire tear gas’ at protesters in Khartoum

Security forces in Sudan fired tear gas at protestors in an attempt to break up a demonstration in front of the defence ministry in central Khartoum, witnesses said on Monday.
There are both violent peaceful elements to the anti-agreement demonstration in Athens [Alexandros Avramidis-Reuters]

Thousands protest in Athens against Macedonia name change

Thousands of protesters have gathered in Syntagma Square in Athens to demonstrate against Greece's agreement with Macedonia to change the latter's name to North Macedonia.
Protestors hold a protest in Moscow on January 20, 2019, demanding to stop talks on assignation Kuril islands to Japan. – A few hundred of far-left protesters hold a demonstration against transfer of control of Kuril islands to Japan. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP)

Russians protest Kuril islands handover to Japan

Hundreds of Russians protested against a feared giveaway of strategic islands to Japan on Sunday, two days before a key summit between the countries’ leaders in Moscow.
Motorcyclists pass a burning bus, set fire by opposition protesters in Port-au-Prince, Haiti [Dieu Nalio Chery-AP]

Six killed in anti-corruption protests in Haiti

Six people were killed and at least five others wounded during anti-corruption protests across Haiti, police said, as anger grows over the disappearance of billions of dollars linked to a public finance programme.

At least three killed in Kabul suicide attack

At least three people were killed when a suicide attacker blew himself up in Kabul Monday, close to where scores of Afghans had been protesting against Taliban attacks on the minority Hazara ethnic group.

Primaries: Policemen take over Ekiti APC Secretariat

Gun wielding policemen have been drafted to the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, as supporters of some senatorial aspirants stormed the office in protest.

Protester dies, six injured during clash with security forces in Iraq

Hundreds of people gathered near a provincial Government building in Iraq’s Southern oil hub Basra on Tuesday to mourn the death of a protester during a clash with security forces.
This picture taken on May 1, 2018 shows Elysee Chief Security Officer Alexandre Benalla (C) wearing a police visor, next to Vincent Crase (C, left), a security aide for Macron's Republic on the Move party, as they drag away a demonstrator during May 1 protests in Paris. The most damaging scandal of Emmanuel Macron's presidency deepened on July 21 as his interior minister faces a grilling over his response to a top security aide caught on video striking a young man at a Paris protest in May. Benalla, 26, was initially suspended without pay but on Friday Macron fired his former security aide, who was taken into custody suspected of unlawfully receiving police surveillance footage in a bid to clear his name. He is to face a magistrate on July 22, 2018, Paris prosecutors said./ AFP PHOTO / Naguib-Michel SIDHOM

Emmanuel Macron’s disgraced ex-bodyguard admits ‘mistake’

French President Emmanuel Macron's former top security aide admitted he "made a mistake" in attending a demonstration where he was filmed roughing up May Day protesters, in an interview published Thursday.
Audrey Gadot, lawyer of former Elysee top security aide Alexandre Benalla, arrives at the Palais de Justice courthouse of Paris on July 22, 2018, where Benalla as well as four other suspects will face a magistrate.The most damaging scandal of Emmanuel Macron's presidency deepened on July 21 as his interior minister faces a grilling over his response to a top security aide caught on video striking a young man at a Paris protest in May. Benalla, 26, was initially suspended without pay but on Friday Macron fired his former security aide, who was taken into custody suspected of unlawfully receiving police surveillance footage in a bid to clear his name. He is to face a magistrate on July 22, 2018, Paris prosecutors said. / AFP PHOTO / Zakaria ABDELKAFI

The Macron security aide scandal

Here is a timeline of what has become the most damaging scandal for Emmanuel Macron since being elected to the French presidency last year, over a top security aide caught on video assaulting a young man and woman during a protest.
Alexandre Benalla

Emmanuel Macron fires security aide who stamped on protester

France's President Emmanuel Macron is to fire a security adviser who hit and stamped on a May Day protester, the Elysee Palace has said.

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Rotimi Amaechi shouldn’t relent in his vision for better Nigeria – APC chieftain

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Senator Okorocha urged supporters to resist attacks

Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged his supporters to resist further attacks from the government. He said he would no longer tolerate unwarranted assaults on his person and relatives.
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Sudan forms transition government to lead country to civilian rule

Sudan’s military leaders and the country’s pro-democracy opposition movement have formed an 11-member sovereign council to lead the country through a three-year transitional period towards civilian rule, state news agency SUNA reported.