Thousands protest in Burkina Faso over jihadist attacks
05 July 2021 | 11:52 am
Thousands took to the streets of Burkina Faso's capital on Saturday (July 3) to call for a tougher government response to a wave of jihadist attacks that has destabilized the West African country in recent years. Some had travelled hundreds of kilometres to attend the opposition-led demonstration in Ouagadougou, where protesters waved the red and green Burkinabe flag and blew whistles.
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Sunday he was resigning, six weeks after returning to his post in a deal with military coup leaders. Just six weeks after he returned to the job, Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok announced on Sunday he was stepping down.
Traffic came to a standstill on major roads as activists demanded the scrapping of a planned lithium mine. Serbia is already suffering from a series of environmental problems.
The Central Committee of Sudanese doctors say seven civilians have been killed by security forces. UN Security Council members urged "utmost restraint."
Faced with shortages of food and medicine, power blackouts and an economy in crisis, thousands of Cubans staged rare protests last summer. But since then, little has been heard from them. Cuban exiles in the United States are worried about developments on the island.
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Millions raised for the "Freedom Convoy" protest against COVID measures will be refunded or redirected to charities, the crowdfunding platform said, after police reports of "unlawful activity."Millions raised for the "Freedom Convoy" protest against COVID measures will be refunded or redirected to charities, the crowdfunding platform said, after police reports of "unlawful activity."
A major Sudanese protest group has refused to meet with the UN's local representative. The group accuses the UN mission of siding with the military following last year's coup.
Some automotive giants have been forced to halt operations as anti-coronavirus mandate protesters block supply lines between Canada and US. Copycat protests have also spread to New Zealand, Australia and France.
More than 200 judges and lawyers in black robes protested Thursday outside the main court in the Tunisian capital after President Kais Saied vowed to scrap a key judicial watchdog.
Police and protesters have clashed for a second time outside Parliament as plans for new infrastructure projects, funded by the United States, were debated by lawmakers.
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