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Demolition sparks protests in Abuja: ‘The residents have nowhere to go’

 
Protests erupted in the suburbs of Abuja on Thursday following the government demolition of homes in a temporary housing settlement inhabited by indigenous people of the region. Read more...
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Young Tunisian doctors protest bill mandating work at regional hospitals

 
For the past week, thousands of young Tunisian doctors have been protesting against a bill that would mandate a three-year term in regional hospitals once they have completed their specialisation. While the government argues the move is necessary, doctors say the legislation is misguided. Read more...
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Police and civilians join forces against Muslim Brotherhood

 
In the middle of the day on Sunday, deadly clashes broke out in Cairo between supporters and opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood. From his windowsill, our Observer filmed civilians abusing an alleged supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood, as police officers looked on. This evidence of collusion between civilians and the authorities shocked our Observer. Read more...
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Sudan riots : “The president dares say he’s brought us prosperity !”

 
Massive protests have shaken Sudan for three days now. According to one of our Observers in Khartoum, they were sparked by the announcement that fuel prices were going up, provoking a wave of riots that have been violently repressed by the authorities. Read more...
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Rug festival turns violent in crisis-stricken southern Algeria

 
Every year, the residents of Ghardaïa, in southern Algeria, hold a rug celebration to promote their local craftwork. This year, however, it’s become very controversial. On Tuesday, human rights activists and unemployed individuals picketed the celebration’s opening parade, judging it to be too expensive given the city’s dire economic situation. The police violently dispersed the protest. Read more...
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Islamists throw TVs on beach to denounce “corrupt” media

 
Concerned by what they say is incompetent and corrupted media, the League for the Protection of the Revolution (LPR), a group of activists that is, according to Tunisia’s opposition, close to the Islamist party in power, organised a “flash mob” protest in the city of Sousse. Television sets were thrown onto the beach like rubbish. Read more...
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Turkish protesters say 'no' to war with Syria

 
In a powerful show of public outrage, thousands of people marched through the streets of Turkey’s largest city Istanbul on Thursday, in protest against the government’s decision to authorise military operations within Syria. Read more…
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Protests against 'brainwashing' course continue in Hong Kong

 
It would be fair to say that the school year in Hong Kong has gotten off to a rocky start. Outraged over the city’s plan to require schools to introduce a controversial national history course, thousands of students, parents and teachers have taken to the streets outside Hong Kong's education headquarters, criticising the new plan as “brainwashing”. Read more…
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Syrian activists fight Assad regime with spray paint and stencils

 
Following examples set in other Arab Spring countries like Tunisia and Egypt, Syrian activists have taken to arming themselves with cans of spray paint and stencils to peacefully protest against embattled President Bashar al-Assad’s regime via a very public and artistic medium – graffiti. Read more…
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