Hong Kong marks anniversary of Chinese rule with protests
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Protesters tried to smash into Hong Kong's legislature ahead of a pro-democracy rally that is expected to draw hundreds of thousands. Tensions are running high over a controversial bill to allow extraditions to China.
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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.
Police used teargas to disperse protests in the Nairobi and Mombasa. Kenyan opposition have called for the protests to condemn new taxes amid a severe cost-of-living crisis.
Protesters in Kenya demonstrated in several cities, including the capital Nairobi, were met with heavy police presence. The protests come as food prices continue to rise, causing pressure on households.
Spanish golfer Jon Rahm, aiming to become the first Spaniard to win the British Open since Seve Ballesteros in 1988, said he would advise climate change protesters potentially seeking to disrupt the sporting event to stay away.
Unrest continues in Kenya, as protestors in Nairobi clash with police for a third consecutive day. Those on the streets are voicing their anger at the high cost of living, inflation and tax hikes.
Protesters called on Prime Minister Hasina to step down and form a caretaker government to lead the country during next year's elections. Several Western countries have condemned Hasina's government over rights abuses.
For months, hundreds of thousands of Israelis from across society have protested the government's plans to overhaul the judiciary. After a key first vote passed in the parliament, the battle in the streets continues.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke of peace in Manipur, democracy and reforms in his address to the nation to mark the country's 77th Day of Independence from British colonial rule.
Hundreds of millions of dollars are pledged to boost African carbon credit production at the opening day of a landmark climate summit for the continent, despite protesters in Nairobi warning the approach is flawed. Also, Gabon's new leader promises elections to restore civilian rule as he is sworn in as president less than a week after toppling his predecessor.
‘It is a battle between the will of the people and dis-information but democracy triumphs’ – Shettima
Nigeria's presidential election tribunal on Wednesday rejected challenges by opposition rivals to Bola Tinubu's win in February's disputed vote, following a pattern seen in previous election years in Africa's most populous country.
Families of killed activists are under pressure as authorities crack down on any sign of protest a year after the death of a young woman in police custody sparked an Iran-wide civil disobedience movement.
The public began to demand answers as to why Sammy Larry has been bullying Mohbad. According to the artist's close friends, it was not the first time. It was reported that Naira Marley, Zinolesky and Sam Larry moved out of the country immediately after Mohbad's death, drawing suspicion of foul play on his death.
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The National Stadium, Surulere, which was once Nigeria's imperial beauty and was built in 1972 by General Yakubu Gowon, has become an abandoned relic as of April 2023.
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Virgin Atlantic's Flight100 landed in New York on Tuesday, making the journey from London without using fossil fuels, thanks to a mix of renewable biomass and waste fats. This "sustainable aviation fuel" reportedly reduces life-cycle emissions by up to 70 percent but still emits CO2, as FRANCE 24's Bryan Quinn explains.
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Household Consumption accounted for the largest share of real Gross Domestic Product at market prices in the first and second quarter of this year according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics. Femi Oladehin, Partner at Àrgentil Capital Partners joins CNBC Africa to unpack the numbers and drivers of inflation in Nigeria.
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Tonight we focus on the latest events in Guinea-Bissau. The army maintains order has been restored in Bissau following gun battle between army factions. Violence broke out last night after national guard soldiers freed an opposition minister and continued until Friday morning.
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Evan Gershkovich was arrested in late March in Russia on espionage charges. The court extended his pre-trial detention until January 30.
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France will ban smoking on beaches and public parks, the country's health minister said on Tuesday, presenting a series of measures as the government looks to prevent 75,000 tobacco-related deaths per year. The measures — part of a government plan to combat smoking — aim to create a “tobacco-free generation by 2032.”
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