Protesters storm Libya’s parliament building in Tobruk
03 July 2022 | 6:51 am
Protesters stormed Libya’s parliament in the eastern city of Tobruk on Friday and set parts of it ablaze, venting their anger at deteriorating living conditions and months of political deadlock.
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Kenyan police fired tear gas at hundreds of people protesting near parliament on Tuesday against a proposed finance bill that would hike taxes on fuel and housing.
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The Israeli parliament has voted in favor of a contentious judicial overhaul as thousands protested outside. Hours earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left hospital after an emergency heart procedure.
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Tunisia marks two years since President Kais Saied suspended parliament and assumed executive powers
Two years after Tunisian President Kais Saied suspended parliament and extended his executive powers, our correspondents report on where the situation currently stands. Also in this edition: Zimbabwe is gearing up for an election in one month's time, but rising inflation could affect the way the vote goes and upset the status quo.
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