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Dos Santos Supporters Stage Peaceful protest Protest.

The Independence Square in the Angolan capital, Luanda, saw two different protests all connected to the former president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos. According to journalist and human rights researcher, Zenaida Machado, it was the first time in many years that activists were able to protest without police crackdown. “No dogs, …

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GOVERNMENT REARRESTS OPPOSITION LEADERS, JOURNALISTS IN ETHIOPIA.

The Ethiopian government is being blasted by human rights and press freedom activists after it rearrested bloggers and opposition leaders that it had released a few weeks ago. Andualem Aragie, leader of Ethiopian opposition UDJ party, journalists Eskinder Nega and Temesgen Desalegn, bloggers Befeqadu Hailu and Zelalem Workagegnehu were arrested on Sunday …

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Tanzania police set to resist anti-government protesters.

Tanzania police have arrested two people in connection with anti-government protests planned for April 26. The police also dismissed that the country was under authoritarian leadership. Police chief in the city of Dodoma, Gilles Muroto paraded the two people, a farmer and driver, for calling on citizens to protest against …

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Ex-US Diplomat Tags Ethiopia Security Crisis Self Inflicted.

Ethiopia must deal with its home generated security crisis and stop using Eritrea as a smokescreen, this is the view of a former United States Assistant Secretary of State. Herman Cohen on Monday waded into renewed claims by Ethiopia that neighbouring Eritrea was backing groups aimed at destabilizing the country. …

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ETHIOPIA: GOVT TAKES RESPONSIBILITY ON BOTCHED MILITARY OPERATION, WORKING TO RETURN REFUGEES IN KENYA.

Ethiopians who fled the town of Moyale in the wake of a botched military operation that killed nine citizens will be repatriated soon, the country’s police chief confirmed last Friday. At the time of Assefa Abyou’s press conference, over 9,600 asylum seekers had fled the border town of Moyale into …

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TUNISIA WOMEN MARCH TO DEMAND EQUAL INHERITANCE RIGHTS.

Hundreds of women took to the streets in the Tunisian capital on Saturday to demand equal inheritance rights as men, a subject often seen as taboo in the Arab world. The North African Muslim country grants women more rights than other countries in the region, and since last year has …

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