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Nigerians protesters demand the release of Shi’ite leader.

More than 200 members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) and Pro-Democracy group, Concerned Nigerians, protested in Abuja on Wednesday to demand the release of their leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. Concerned Nigerians said in a statement on Tuesday (January 16) the group would begin daily “sit-outs” on Wednesday to …

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Anti-CFA activist Kemi Seba is 2017 Africanews Personality of the Year.

He lit the flame of a currency protest across much of Francophone region in West Africa. He burnt a 5000 CFA note in Senegal and was arrested and charged with destroying property belonging to the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO). A Dakar court will go on to rule days later …

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Zimbabwe: Thousands of protesters take to the streets chanting ‘Robert Mugabe must go’

Thousands of people have gathered in the center of Harare to call for the resignation of Robert Mugabe, as moves to force the Zimbabwean president to stand down gather momentum. The rally is supported by the army and members of the ruling Zanu-PF party. War veterans who until last year …

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Kenya: Public University lecturers strike over unfulfilled pay deal

Kenyan lecturers in public universities have launched a strike to protest against what they call the government’s continued failure to implement a March deal to boost salaries and housing allowances. The strike piles pressure on the government after a strike by nurses in public hospitals over the past few months …

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DRC: 5 dead, 9 arrested in more anti-Kabila protests

Police in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city of Beni said they had arrested nine demonstrators during a march Tuesday against President Joseph Kabila, a day after clashes in the region that left five dead. The nine were “from Lucha,” said Lisangi Nkumu, Beni’s deputy police chief, referring to …

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26 Togolese nationals arrested in Ghana for staging illegal protest

Twenty-six Togolese nationals have been arrested in Ghana for organising a protest in the capital Accra without notifying the authorities. The protesters were arrested on Saturday after converging at a park in solidarity with Togolese opposition supporters demanding the resignation of Faure Gnassingbe and the reinstatement of Togo’s 1992 constitution. …

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