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Three protesters shot dead in Sudan anti-military rallies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah. KHARTOUM, Jan 6 (Reuters) – Security forces shot dead three protesters and fired tear gas in Sudan on Thursday as crowds thronged the capital Khartoum and other cities in more anti-military rallies, medics and Reuters witnesses said. At least 60 people have died and many more have been wounded in Read More…

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Aluta Stopay!

Reading Time: 6 minutes Image Credits: Adekunle Ajayi/NurPhoto/Getty Images. A LUTA CONTINUA! VITÓRIA É CERTA! (The struggle continues! Victory is certain!) That was our singsong in those heady student union days when our blood boiled with patriotic fervour as we challenged the excesses or inadequacies of our unelected military fiefs. That battle cry is so central to the raison Read More…

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34 persons arrested, arraigned by police in Lagos following #EndSARS protest

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Lagos State Police Command. THIRTY-FOUR persons were arrested by the police following the #EndSARS anniversary protest on Wednesday, The protest, which was to commemorate the one year anniversary of ENDSARS was carried out by a motorcade bearing protesters moving through the Lekki toll gate. The protest, which began at 8am and ended two Read More…

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#EndSARS: Protesters plan motorised procession at Toll Gate for Wednesday

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP. On 20th October 2021, organisers of the #EndSARS protests are planning a motorised memorial procession from the Lekki Toll Gate to commemorate last year’s bloody finale to agitations by youths against police brutality. According to one of the organisers, Folarin Falana, otherwise known as Falz the Bad Guy, in an Read More…

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Seven reported killed as Myanmar protests aim to ‘shake the world’

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Dawei Watch/REUTERS, REUTERS/Stringer. Myanmar security forces opened fire on some of the biggest protests against military rule in days on Sunday killing seven people, media reported, three months after a coup plunged the country into crisis. The protests, after a spell of dwindling crowds and what appeared to be more restraint by the Read More…

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Lagos set for showdown as protesters mobilise for #OccupyLekkiTollGate on Saturday

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja/File Photo, Twitter. Following the decision by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses & Lekki Toll Gate Incident (#EndSARS panel) to release the Lekki Toll Gate for reopening, Lagos is in for another tense moment as youths are now mobilising to hold a Read More…

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#EndSARS protests youths take over Lagos and Abuja

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: BBC Africa, Uncle Pamilerin/Twitter. Protests have continued to rage in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, and the nation’s capital, Abuja, over incessant harassment of youths by a special department of the Nigerian Police, the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS). The protests in Lagos at the Government House took an angry turn with the alleged Read More…