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Sudanese forces tear-gas Khartoum street protests following deadly tribal clashes

Sudanese forces tear-gas Khartoum street protests following deadly tribal clashes

SUDANESE security forces fired tear gas as thousands of Hausa protesters marched in central Khartoum on Tuesday, days after tribal clashes killed dozens in southern Sudan's Blue Nile state. At least 105 people have been killed and 246 injured, according to Sudan's health ministry, following clashes between members of the Hausa and Funj tribes that began last week, stemming from land disputes. The U.N. said 17,300 people were displaced. "These aren't just protests, what we want is to get to the presidential palace and ask that the injustice towards the Hausa stops," said Haroun, a 22-year-old marcher. Others held signs…
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Namibia weighs demands for rape crackdown after street protests

Namibia weighs demands for rape crackdown after street protests

NDAPEWOSHALI SHAPWANALE STREET protests that led to the arrest of 25 women's rights activists in Namibia at the weekend have prompted the government to launch an urgent review to consider their demands for tougher penalties for rape and sexual abuse. Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Windhoek, the city of Walvis Bay and a town north of the capital, Otjiwarongo, after police said they believed they had found the remains of a 20-year-old woman who went missing earlier this year. Police detained 25 demonstrators, including two journalists, on Saturday for violating the country's coronavirus lockdown curbs, but the…
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Algerian protesters march for a second time this week

Algerian protesters march for a second time this week

THOUSANDS of people demonstrated in central Algiers yesterday for a second time this week, confirming the resumption of street protests that had been in abeyance for nearly a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Weekly street protests from February 2019 prompted the army to force a veteran president from power in the biggest shock to Algeria's political system in decades, stopping only for a COVID-19 lockdown in March last year. The protesters are demanding a complete overhaul of the old ruling elite, an end to corruption and the army's withdrawal from politics. Marchers chanted "peaceful, peaceful" and "our demands are…
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Algeria restricts street protests

Algeria restricts street protests

ALGERIA will bar any protests that do not have prior approval, it said on Sunday, a move apparently aimed at the weekly mass demonstrations that ousted a veteran president in 2019 but have continued to demand a more thorough purge of the ruling elite. The Interior Ministry said all protests would need a permit that specified the names of organisers and a start and finishing time for the demonstrations. "Failure to comply with these procedures will result in violating the law and the constitution, which denies the legitimacy of the march, and it will be necessary to deal with it…
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