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Kenyan opposition politicians arrested, tear-gassed during protests

Kenyan opposition politicians arrested, tear-gassed during protests

HUMPHREY MALALO and AYENAT MERSIE KENYAN police tear-gassed the leader of the opposition and arrested senior lawmakers in his parliamentary faction, as protesters took to the streets to march against President William Ruto and the high cost of living. The convoy of Raila Odinga, who was defeated by Ruto last year in his fifth straight election as the runner-up, was repeatedly sprayed with tear gas as he addressed supporters from the sunroof of his car. Odinga has called for nationwide protests as he attempts to harness dissatisfaction with the president. At least four members of parliament were arrested during protests…
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Thousands of Sudan protesters tear-gassed

Thousands of Sudan protesters tear-gassed

SUDANESE security forces deployed tear gas on tens of thousands of protesters gathering in central Khartoum to oppose military rule following last month's coup. Neighbourhood resistance committees called the protests despite an agreement last week that reinstated civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and brought the release of most top politicians detained since the coup. The October 25 takeover ended a partnership with civilian political groups since the toppling of Omar al-Bashir in 2019 and drew condemnation from Western powers who have suspended aid. While bridges between the capital's sister cities were left open, heavily-armed police forces took to central Khartoum…
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