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Potesters blocked several main roads across Lebanon [Andres Martinez Casares-Reuters]

Man killed as tensions flare in Lebanon after president’s interview

Tensions have flared in Lebanon after President Michel Aoun urged protesters to go home, sparking a new wave of demonstrations during which a man was shot and killed after a soldier opened fire to disperse people blocking roads south of the capital, Beirut.

Omoyele Sowore: DSS operatives disperse protesters

Operatives of the Department of State Services fired gun shots and used pepper spray to disperse protesters who were gathered around the service headquarters to demand for the release of Omoyele Sowore on Tuesday.
Some activists on Saturday staged a protest at the headquarters of the Department of State Services in Abuja, demanding the release of the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, and Olawale Bakare. 3

Omoyele Sowore: We were given N1m not to protest – Deji Adeyanju

Convener of a coalition of civil society groups under the aegis of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju, has claimed that the group was offered N1m by government sympathizers not to hold today’s sit out against the continued detention of Omoyele Sowore.
HONG KONG - A Hong Kong policeman shot a masked protester in the torso on Monday morning, igniting clashes across the city and renewed fury towards the force as crowds took to the streets to block roads and hurl insults at officers.

Hong Kong police shoot protester, igniting renewed fury

A Hong Kong policeman shot a masked protester in the torso on Monday morning, igniting clashes across the city and renewed fury towards the force as crowds took to the streets to block roads and hurl insults at officers.
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Bolivia military chief says army ‘will not confront people’

Bolivia's military chief has said the armed forces will not "confront people" while ensuring that peace is maintained amid nationwide unrest as President Evo Morales's government faces increased pressure to resolve a weeks-long standoff over the country's disputed election.
Police detain people outside a wet market during a protest in Tuen Mun district of Hong Kong on November 10, 2019. The international finance hub has been upended by five months of huge and increasingly violent rallies, but Beijing has refused to give in to most of the movement’s demands. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP)

Hong Kong police watchdog unequipped to probe own force

Hong Kong’s police watchdog is unequipped to investigate the force’s handling of months of pro-democracy protests, a panel of international experts appointed by the city’s own government has found.
Protesters smashed windows in a subway station and a shopping mall Sunday and police made arrests in areas across Hong Kong amid anger over a demonstrator's death and the arrest of pro-democracy lawmakers.

Hong Kong protesters vandalize subway station, storm mall

Protesters smashed windows in a subway station and a shopping mall Sunday and police made arrests in areas across Hong Kong amid anger over a demonstrator's death and the arrest of pro-democracy lawmakers.
Ali Benflis and Abdelmadjid Tebboune two former prime ministers of Abdelaziz Bouteflika submitted their candidacy for the presidential elections in Algeria on Saturday, according to the official press agency APS.

Five candidates confirmed for Algeria’s presidential race

Five candidates, including two former prime ministers under deposed president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, have been selected to run in Algeria’s December presidential poll, the country’s consitutional council confirmed Saturday.
FILE - South Korean (blue headbands) and U.S. Marines take positions as amphibious assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps fire smoke bombs during a U.S.-South Korea joint landing operation drill in Pohang, South Korea, March 12, 2016.

South Koreans oppose Donald Trump’s cost-sharing demands, but support alliance

South Koreans overwhelmingly oppose U.S. President Donald Trump's demand that Seoul pay more for the cost of the U.S. military presence, but remain broadly optimistic about the future of the U.S.-South Korea alliance, according to a new poll.
Members of the Lebanese army surround protesters gathering outside a bank during continuing anti-corruption demonstrations on November 4, 2019 in south Lebanon’s capital Sidon. – Demonstrators in Lebanon tried to block key roads after a weekend of mass rallies confirmed that political promises had failed to extinguish the unprecedented protest movement that has gripped the country since October 17, demanding a complete overhaul of a political system deemed inefficient and corrupt. (Photo by Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)

Lebanon protests rage on as politicians stall

Demonstrators in Lebanon tried to block key roads Monday after a weekend of mass rallies confirmed that political promises had failed to extinguish the unprecedented protest movement.
Protesters in Lebanon rallied Sunday to call for President Michel Aoun's ouster as part of a push for sweeping changes that have already brought the resignation of the country's prime minister.

Thousands attend competing rallies in Lebanon

Protesters in Lebanon rallied Sunday to call for President Michel Aoun's ouster as part of a push for sweeping changes that have already brought the resignation of the country's prime minister.
Thousands of Algerian protesters took to the streets demanding the ouster of officials from ex-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s era in the early hours of Friday.

Algerians embark on protest, demand ouster of officials from ex-President Bouteflika’s era

Thousands of Algerian protesters took to the streets demanding the ouster of officials from ex-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s era in the early hours of Friday.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators have gathered on Lebanon's streets on Sunday for a fourth day of anti-government protests that have led to the resignation of a Christian party from the government.

Protesters urged to open roads as Lebanese premier resign

Lebanese soldiers and security officials urged protesters to open blocked roads immediately on Wednesday.
Pope Francis (L) celebrates the closing mass of the Synod on Amazonia on October 27, 2019 at the Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO - AFP)

Pope calls for dialogue in Lebanon following protests

Pope Francis urged dialogue in Lebanon Sunday after days of sweeping protests against the political class, urging the country to respect “dignity and freedom”.
Tens of thousands of Lebanese protesters were to attempt a human chain running across the entire country Sunday to symbolise newfound national unity.

Lebanon protesters to form nationwide human chain

Tens of thousands of Lebanese protesters were to attempt a human chain running across the entire country Sunday to symbolise newfound national unity.
Anti-government demonstrators hold umbrellas against the tear gas during a protest in Hong Kong's tourism district of Tsim Sha Tsui, Oct. 27, 2019.

Hong Kong protesters criticize police conduct, draw tear gas

Hong Kong police fired tear gas Sunday to disperse a rally called over concerns about police conduct in monthslong pro-democracy demonstrations, with protesters cursing the officers and calling them “gangster cops.”
Oromo youth chant slogans during a protest in-front of Jawar MohammedÕs house, an Oromo activist and leader of the Oromo protest in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 24, 2019. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

At least 16 dead in violent protests in Ethiopia

At least 16 people have been killed in violence in Ethiopia this week that began with protests against Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Abiy Ahmed, an Amnesty International researcher said Friday.

Thousands march against Guinea’s Alpha Conde third term bid

Thousands took to the streets of Guinea yesterday in the largest of a series of protests over a suspected effort by President Alpha Conde to seek a third term that have led to the jailing of a dozen opposition campaigners and politicians.

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Most bad roads don’t belong to federal government – minister

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, stated this on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

OAU professor lists ways to attain SDGs

A Professor of Mathematics from the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile Ife, Samuel Segun Okoya, has hinged attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 4, which is ‘Quality Education’ by 2030 in Nigeria on effective passage of knowledge and its correct application by the society.
Over 300,000 job seekers have applied for the 5,000 vacancies advertised by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

NDLEA confirms arrest of wanted drug dealer in Imo

The Imo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has confirmed the arrest of one Uzochi, an alleged notorious drug dealer in the state.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that the State Government is in the process of acquiring an estimated 32,000 hectares of farmland for rice cultivation in seven states.

Lagos governor urges corps members to be open minded

Corps members posted to Lagos State have been told to make their service year a learning period by being open minded.
The 2019 Nigeria Ladies Golf Open Championship teed off on Wednesday at the IBB International Golf and Country Club in Abuja, with Ugandan Irene Nakalembe dictating the pace.

Nigeria Ladies Golf: Ugandan Nakalembe wins opening round

The 2019 Nigeria Ladies Golf Open Championship teed off on Wednesday at the IBB International Golf and Country Club in Abuja, with Ugandan Irene Nakalembe dictating the pace.