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Guinea Police Clash With Protesters, 2 Dead

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Guinea say at least two people have been killed in clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters. The fighting erupted Tuesday in the capital, Conakry, after police and paramilitary forces prevented opposition supporters from gathering for a rally. Opposition leaders had called the rally to protest the government’s handling of upcoming parliamentary elections. […]

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Guinea Police Clash With Protesters, 1 Dead

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 11:21 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Guinea say at least one person has been shot and killed in clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters. The fighting erupted Tuesday in the capital, Conakry, after police and paramilitary forces prevented opposition supporters from gathering. Opposition leaders had called for a rally to protest the government’s handling of upcoming parliamentary elections. […]

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Guinea Forces Block Opposition Rally

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 8:26 am (UTC-5)
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Security forces in Guinea have blocked an opposition rally called to protest the government’s handling of coming parliamentary elections. Opposition supporters had planned to hold a protest in the capital, Conakry, on Tuesday, but police and paramilitary forces prevented them from gathering. A coalition of opposition groups have accused President Alpha Conde attempting to rig […]

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Hundreds Protest Inflation in Sudanese Capital

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 5:52 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, say police have fired tear gas to break up protests against soaring inflation in the country. The witnesses said around 300 people gathered Monday, shouting “no to high prices” in protests that lasted until late in the day. The demonstrators temporarily blocked traffic with burning tires. Police said they […]

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Bolivian Defense Minister Resigns in Highway Dispute

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Bolivia’s defense minister has resigned to protest a police crackdown on indigenous groups marching to protest a planned highway through a nature reserve. Cecilia Chacon said she did not agree with the government’s decision to break up hundreds of demonstrators, who began marching toward the capital, La Paz, from the city of Trinidad last month […]

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Chile: Fresh Clashes Between Student Protesters, Police

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of student demonstrators calling for education reform in Chile clashed with riot police on Thursday in the capital of Santiago. Police fought off protesters with tear gas and arrested several of the students, who were participating in a march from the University of Santiago to the presidential palace. For months, high school and university […]

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Opposition Activists Begin Three-Day Strike in Malawi

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Businesses in many of Malawi’s main cities were closed Wednesday as police patrolled the streets at the start of a three-day anti-government strike that some fear could spark more deadly violence in the southern African nation. Civil society activists decided to call for the strike after abandoning their plans for street protests. Activists say local […]

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Bangladesh Detains Hundreds of Islamic Party Members

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Bangladeshi police have detained at least 300 members of the country’s main Islamic party, a day after violent protests across the country. At least two top leaders of the Jamaat-e-Islami party were among those arrested Tuesday after being accused of inciting Monday’s clashes in Dhaka and other major Bangladeshi cities. Police used teargas and batons […]

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Bangladesh’s Opposition Announces Nationwide Strike

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Bangladesh’s main opposition party says it is planning a nationwide strike on Thursday to protest a recent increase in the price of fuel. Earlier this week, the government raised the fuel prices by up to 19 percent. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party said Tuesday the September 22 strike will also highlight the rising cost of daily […]

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Haitian Protesters Demand UN Withdrawal

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Haiti have clashed with hundreds of protesters demanding United Nations troops leave the country after peacekeepers allegedly sexually assaulted a young man. Police in the capital city of Port-au-Prince fired tear gas to disperse the demonstrators Wednesday, while some demonstrators threw rocks at police. The protest was sparked after a video taken on […]

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