Africa In The News

Kenya police use teargas to disperse opposition protesters in three cities

NAIROBI, October 13 – Kenyan police used teargas on Friday to disperse protesters in the country’s three main cities, Reuters witnesses said, as a standoff between the government and opposition leaders over a planned repeat presidential election continued. On Thursday, the government banned demonstrations in the central business districts of the capital Nairobi, the coastal […]

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At least eight protesters killed in Cameroon

JOHANNESBURG, October 2 – Cameroonian soldiers have shot dead at least eight people, and wounded others, after heavily armed police and soldiers deployed to Cameroon’s restless English-speaking regions on Sunday in an effort to prevent protests by activists calling for independence from the majority francophone nation, The Guardian newspaper reported late Sunday night. Sunday’s protests […]

In The News South Africa

Samwu to march on Midvaal Municipality

JOHANNESBURG, August 9 – The South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) has said that it would be marching to the Midvaal Municipal offices, south of Johannesburg, on Thursday in protest against working conditions and to deliver a memorandum of demands. Samwu’s spokesperson, Papikie Mohale, said the protest march follows numerous grievances which have been raised with […]