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Thousands of Sudanese protest across the country in a show of anger over a government deal that reinstated the prime minister but gave the military majority control. Also, Gambia's president wins re-election, but the opposition is crying foul. One competitor has since accepted the result, but two others are refusing to. Finally, protesters take to South African beaches in opposition to oil and gas exploration by energy giant Shell. Activists say the project endangers marine animals and tourism.
Since hanging up his gloves, former Nigerien heavyweight boxing champion Abdoul Aziz Ousseini has turned to combating the issue of the neglected so-called 'street children' in the capital Niamey. Every weekend, Aziz dedicates his time to helping these young people, teaching them the skills of the sport and giving them a new occupation. One of his trainees has already won three West African titles, saying that Aziz helped "wake him up".
Supporters of different political parties take to the streets of Morocco in campaign rallies ahead of parliamentary and local elections that will determine the fate of the decade-old ruling Islamist PJD party, even if it does not hold strategic ministries. First elected in 2011, the moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) hopes to win a third term this year, having clung on to power at the head of coalitions for the whole intervening decade.
Thousands hit the streets in Buenos Aires, Argentina to protest against President Alberto Fernandez's government.
Naked and semi-clothed cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike Ride in the Mexican city of Guadalajara. The global event aims to raise awareness of the threat posed to cyclists by cars, CO2 emissions and aggressive drivers.
Every two weeks, the Soweto-based cycling crew, Biking Bandits, host a 'Homies Night ride', an evening route through the streets of Soweto. The nighttime jaunts have infiltrated urban hip culture since starting in March, attracting scores of young black riders across the township famous as the birthplace of the anti-apartheid movement.
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny urges Russians to stage mass anti-government protests during a court hearing after his arrest on arrival in Moscow from Germany.
27 Dec 2020
Like many other New Yorkers, Darwin Romero lost his job to the pandemic. He decided to walk the streets of the city as Santa Claus to make some money on Christmas Eve. But money is scarce as few people leave their homes amid the coronavirus pandemic. "He is a joyful character who inspires love, who brings peace to the world, at least at Christmas," Darwin says as he dons a Santa Claus costume.
4 Nov 2020
The president has claimed that the Supreme Court's decision to allow votes to be counted beyond election day was "dangerous." Within an hour, Twitter flagged the post and described it as "misleading."
22 Apr 2020
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20 Apr 2020
For days, groups of anxious residents - young and old, and mostly male - kept night vigils on streets, armed with machetes, bottles and other household items. Braced for an attack that emanated from rumours that a group of up to 200 armed robbers was on the rampage. Even though hundreds were later arrested in Lagos to Ogun State, the situations seem to be under control by the Nigerian Police Force who seems to be overwhelmed at first.