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Pandemonium as policeman ‘kills man with teargas’ in Lagos

There was pandemonium Wednesday afternoon as a policeman teargassed a young man to death at the Fagba area of Iju, Lagos.
A protester waves a Catalan pro-independence “estelada” flag during clashes with police near the Police headquarters in Barcelona, on October 18, 2019, on the day that separatists have called a general strike and a mass rally. Spain’s protest-hit northeast was gripped by a general strike today as thousands of “freedom marchers” converged on Barcelona for a mass show of dissent over the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders. Pau Barrena / AFP

Nearly 200 injured in police clashes with Catalan separatists

Nearly 200 people were hurt in another night of violent clashes in Catalonia, authorities said Saturday, after radical separatists hurled rocks and fireworks at police who responded with teargas and rubber bullets.
Soldiers block with truck and armoured tank the road leading to the state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 10, 2019. – Fears has gripped residents of oil-rich Port Harcourt city in Niger delta region as state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission has been condoned off by dozens of fierce looking soldiers, anti-riots policemen and other complementary security agents who are jointly patrolling the city ahead of the much awaited results of the just concluded governorship and state assembly elections. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Vote tensions as Nigeria army blocks counting in Rivers

Dozens of Nigerian soldiers in armoured vehicles encircled a vote counting centre in the opposition-held oil-rich southern city of Port Harcourt on Sunday, in the latest flashpoint as violence overshadowed Saturday’s closely-watched regional elections.

In the name of democracy

If you are a lover of competitive democracy, you must have been worried by the pronouncements and demeanour of Alhaji Lai Mohammed, minister of information, on Friday. Lai, speaking in a very bitter tone, told State House correspondents that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), could spend as much time as he wanted in the US but he would be quizzed on his return over his role in the collapse of Bank PHB

Zimbabwe president says ‘monumental task’ to fix economy

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday called for calm as he vowed to tackle the "monumental task" of fixing the shattered economy that has sparked violent protests this week.

Strike call, protests in DR Congo after new election delay

A DR Congo opposition bloc called Thursday for a nationwide stoppage and police clashed with demonstrators in two eastern cities after upcoming elections were placed on hold in their region.
Protesters put set a bonfire on a street to demand the release of the Ugandan politician Robert Kyagulanyi known as Bobi Wine who was recently arrested for treason and possession of firearms in Kampala, Uganda, on August 20, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

Teargas, warning shots as Ugandans protest lawmaker arrest

Ugandan police and soldiers closed off parts of Kampala for several hours on Monday and fired teargas and shots into the air to break up protests over the arrest of a prominent opposition lawmaker.
Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo is currently Special Adviser to The President on Niger Delta:Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP)

Ex-militants appeal to federal government over unpaid allowances

Some ex-militants from Ondo State on Wednesday appealed to the Federal Government to pay their nine months’ amnesty allowances.

Ivory Coast security forces stop opposition march

Riot police in Ivory Coast on Thursday arrested protesters and fired teargas to prevent an opposition demonstration from going ahead, AFP journalists said.

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