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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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Benin: Protesters storm the streets to protest against economic reforms

Thousands of Beninese in Cotonou stormed the streets on Friday to protest against economic reforms and high cost of living. Authorities have been facing growing social discontent particularly in the public sector, hit by several strikes. Employees denounce President Talon’s privatization schemes and budget cuts that have a direct impact …

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At least four dead in anti-government protests in Togo

Four people were killed in Togo on Wednesday in clashes between security forces and demonstrators calling for an end to a half century of Gnassingbe family rule, the security minister said. Opposition activists have been demonstrating since August against Gnassingbe’s administration and say a constitutional reform he has proposed would …

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