‘Two killed’ at opposition HQ as post-vote violence wracks Gabon
Sep01

‘Two killed’ at opposition HQ as post-vote violence wracks Gabon

Gabon’s opposition leader said security forces killed two people and injured 19 more at his headquarters Thursday, as violence erupted after President Ali Bongo was declared the winner of contested polls. Thousands of angry protesters took to the streets of Libreville accusing the government of stealing the election after Bongo won a second term by a razor-thin margin over rival Jean Ping. Gunfire crackled across the city and...

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Some 60,000 fled South Sudan’s recent violence, bringing exodus to 900,000 since 2013 – UN
Aug02

Some 60,000 fled South Sudan’s recent violence, bringing exodus to 900,000 since 2013 – UN

Some 60,000 people have fled South Sudan since violence broke out in the capital city of Juba last month, bringing the overall number of South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries since December 2013 to nearly 900,000, the United Nations refugee agency said today. Refugee flows from South Sudan into Uganda have doubled in the past ten days, bringing the total to more than 52,000 since violence escalated three weeks ago. Kenya...

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French protest union defies demo ban threat, says not to blame for violence
Jun16

French protest union defies demo ban threat, says not to blame for violence

The leader of the French union blamed for months of violence-marred demonstrations said on Thursday (June 16) it would stage more street marches against labour law reform and accused the government of trying to discredit legitimate protest. The riposte from CGT union boss Philippe Martinez followed running battles in the streets of Paris and threats by President Francois Hollande to ban further marches. “It’s as if the CGT...

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