Fresh clashes between Guinea's security forces and protesters unhappy with plans for transitioning back to democracy left one person dead in the capital, authorities said, though the demonstrations' organisers put the death toll at four. In a statement read on public television, the prosecutor's office in Conakry said it had been informed by a local…
Troops armed with sweeping powers were deployed in Sri Lanka Saturday with the near-bankrupt country on edge after the president declared a state of emergency to quell escalating protests against him. Gotabaya Rajapaksa invoked special powers on Friday night, a day after hundreds tried to storm his house in anger over unprecedented shortages of food,…
26 Jan 2021
Youths in Lagos are protesting the death of a bricklayer who was allegedly hit by a vehicle belonging to the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit, also known as the Lagos State Taskforce, in Oshodi. According to an eyewitness, the task force vehicle, knocked the young man down while chasing a bus driver around…
1 Jan 2021
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reinstated that his administration will fulfill the five demands of the #EndSARS protesters. This is coming months after the EndSars protesters released their “five demands” to the government on October 11, which include disbanding the unit, but also releasing activists from jail, prosecuting poor police conduct, evaluating and retraining…
17 Dec 2020
Christian leaders, yesterday, expressed the need to review the nation’s Constitution towards tackling the myriad of challenges in the country, particularly the issues raised in the recent #EndSARS protests.
27 Oct 2020
Nigeria's economy, following weeks of youth protests, faces more economic risks in areas of unemployment, capital flight, and cost of living. Tension continues to build across...
25 Oct 2020
Agitations, protests and confrontations of any kind have always been part and parcel of the Nigerian system. Way before the country got her independence in 1960, during the colonial era and till now; these actions have either led to a definite change in the system or further sparked a bigger chain of reactions. Back in…
10 Aug 2020
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Monday described opposition supporters who protested against a disputed...
10 Jul 2020
A mass protest in Mali against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita descended into violence on Friday as protesters blocked main thoroughfares, attacked the parliament
7 Jun 2020
British protesters tore down the statue of a renowned slave trader and threw it in the harbour on the second day of weekend protests against George Floyd's death.
4 Jun 2020
An attorney for George Floyd vowed at a memorial service on Thursday to find justice for the African-American man whose harrowing videotaped death while being arrested
12 Feb 2020
Worried about what it called “increasing abuse of democratic principles and institutions in Nigeria”, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday in Abuja embarked on peaceful protests