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3 Dec
A government with seemingly unlimited power, a weak and divided opposition and a rebellious former PM accused of corruption are destabilizing Albanian politics and have led to incendiary scenes in parliament.
11 Oct
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Israeli opposition leader and former prime minister Yair Lapid reacted to Hamas's surprise attack on Israel from Gaza. The incursion, which killed hundreds of Israelis, is being called "Israel's 9/11".
1 Oct
Tens of thousands of peoples attended an opposition rally in Poland's capital, ahead of a vote that could determine its future in the European Union.
7 Sep
A Nigerian court on Wednesday dismissed a major opposition petition to overturn President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's February election victory after a highly contested ballot.
12 Aug 2023
The amendments could see President Touadera seek a third term. The referendum was boycotted by civil rights groups and the main opposition, who decried the lack of an updated electoral register.
22 Jul 2023
The opposition in Kenya has again called for protests over the rising cost of living and tax hikes. But the government has publicly warned that it clamp down on protesters who cause any harm during rallies.
11 Jul 2023
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to forward to parliament Sweden's bid to join the NATO military alliance, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said.
15 Jun 2023
John Fru Ndi, who formed Cameroon's first opposition party and battled President Paul Biya at the ballot box for decades, has died aged 81 his party has said.
16 May 2023
Thailand's opposition parties have secured a victory in the general election, according to preliminary results. Analysts say it shows the country is ready to move on from military-backed leaders.
15 May 2023
Guinea's opposition has also called for a investigation into this week's killing of seven protesters and accused security forces of using excessive force. It wants the military junta to hand back power to civilians.
4 May 2023
Kenya's opposition leader has been mobilizing protests against President Ruto, who was voted in last year. Protests were halted for a month, only to resume after a negotiation impasse.
30 Apr 2023
Same-sex relationships are legal in only 22 out of 54 African nations. In some countries, laws are being strengthened against people who identify as LGBTQ, which many African leaders consider "contrary to culture norms."

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