Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said the protesters involve in riots were being misled by foreign powers. Meanwhile, Australian troops have arrived in the capital to help local enforcement restore order.
Protesters sing and chant at a demonstration against police brutality in Manzini, Eswatini. The tiny African country has been rocked by a wave of pro-democracy demonstrations, including workers from the transport sector as well as pupils and students who have boycotted lessons and called for free schooling.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says recent violent unrest and looting, which claimed more than 200 lives, united the country as well, as he visits cleanup and rebuilding efforts in Soweto township in Johannesburg.
The corruption trial of the former South African president is set to resume despite violence that shook the country this week. The court will hold a virtual session to "avoid disruption."
tens of thousands of troops are being deployed to hotspots of unrest in South Africa. Communities try to clean up after days of looting as the chaos exacerbates racial tensions. Also, Ethiopia accuses aid agencies of being part of a propaganda campaign. The conflict now sees local TPLF fighters facing off against ethnic Amharas. And as Africa's Covid-19 deaths surge by 43 percent in a week, the continent's chronic shortage of vaccines sees Ivory Coast ramping up efforts to facilitate vaccination. South Africa Jacob Zuma riots
The military is now assisting local law enforcement agencies in the hardest-hit provinces of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, but rioting and looting continue.
Three people have died during anti-government protests in the Colombian city of Cali, authorities said, as the country marks a full month of social unrest that has claimed dozens of lives.
Images show a bus set on fire in west Belfast at an intersectional area between nationalist and unionist communities. Unionist protesters hijacked a bus, petrol-bombed it and threw stones at police officers following protests regarding coronavirus restrictions and tensions over the Brexit deal.
Senegal's President Macky Sall calls for calm, after days of deadly clashes between opposition supporters and security forces in the usually tranquil West African state.
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3 Nov 2020
Ivory Coast votes in a tense election after an opposition boycott and clashes over President Alassane Ouattara's contested attempt to secure a third term. Violence in the run-up to the vote has killed scores of people.