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As vote looms, Angolans chafe over Dos Santos era

Luanda - After nearly 40 years under the rule of President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, millions of Angolans are angry and frustrated -- and many seem determined to use Wednesday's elections to express their hunger for change.

Venezuela opposition rejects 'military threat'

Caracas - The opposition coalition in Venezuela on Sunday rejected "the military threat by any foreign power," two days after US President Donald Trump said he was considering such an option against the crisis-hit South American nation.

DR Congo opposition leader Tshisekedi's body to be repatriated: family

Kinshasa - An agreement has been struck with Kinshasa for the repatriation of the body of veteran Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, who died aged 84 in Belgium in February, his family and political party told AFP Friday.

DR Congo opposition mounts 'dead city' protest against Kabila

Kinshasa - Opposition campaigners launched a two-day general strike Tuesday to pressure DR Congo President Joseph Kabila to set an election date -- a day after 12 people were shot dead in an anti-government rampage in the capital.

Anti-Kremlin activist Udaltsov freed from prison

Moscow - Russian political activist Sergei Udaltsov was released from prison on Tuesday after serving a sentence of four and a half years for organising anti-Kremlin protests, his wife said.

Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez returned to house arrest: wife

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was returned to house arrest Saturday after being detained in military prison for four days, his wife Lilian Tintori said."They just moved Leopoldo home," Tintori wrote on Twitter.

Zimbabwe's opposition unites to take on Mugabe

Harare - Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai re-united with his former allies on Saturday to forge a coalition aimed at ending President Robert Mugabe's near four-decade hold on power in elections next year.

Russian opposition leader Navalny fined over campaign leaflets

Moscow - Russia's top opposition politician Alexei Navalny and two associates were fined by a Moscow court on Thursday over the distribution of campaign leaflets to the public.

'May God help us' — Venezuela's under-siege opposition

Caracas - William Noguera, a street sweeper, brushed aside the remains of a roadblock on a Caracas avenue. But he knew it wouldn't be long before he'd be back clearing the road.

Keystone XL Pipeline may fail due to commercial pressure

The decision to carry on with construction of the Keystone XL pipeline is still up in the air, according to TransCanada, the company behind the pipeline.

Senegal police fire tear gas to break up ex-president's rally

Dakar - Senegalese security forces halted a protest called by former leader Abdoulaye Wade by blocking roads and firing tear gas at his supporters on Tuesday, provoking a tirade against current President Macky Sall from the 91-year-old Wade.

Court orders Kremlin foe Navalny to pay up over graft case

Moscow - A Moscow court on Tuesday ordered opposition leader Alexei Navalny and two other defendants to pay 2.2 million rubles ($37,000) in legal compensation, Russia's Interfax news agency reported.

Avi Gabbay elected head of Israel's Labour

Telavi - Israel's main opposition Labour party voted in former businessman Avi Gabbay as its new leader Monday as it sought to regain waning influence and win back supporters.

Turkey opposition chief meets jailed MP after mass rally

Istanbul - Turkish opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu on Monday visited a jailed MP in an Istanbul prison, a day after finishing a nearly one month long "justice march" in a show of solidarity with the detained lawmaker.

Tens of thousands at Turkish opposition's 'justice' rally in Istanbul

Istanbul - Tens of thousands of people on Sunday massed for a rally of Turkey's main opposition party in Istanbul, the biggest protest event in several years by critics of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkish opposition in mass 'justice' rally challenge to Erdogan

Istanbul - Hundreds of thousands of Turkish opposition supporters on Sunday thronged an Istanbul square to mark the end of a nearly month-long march protesting alleged injustices under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a rare challenge to him.

Turkish opposition chief to finish march with mass rally

Istanbul - Turkey's opposition leader will step up his challenge to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday when he addresses a mass rally at the end of an almost one month-long "justice" march from Ankara to Istanbul.

Dozens of Navalny supporters detained in Russia

Moscow - At least 70 supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny were arrested in Moscow on Saturday along with many others across the country as they distributed campaign materials, a pro-democracy group said.

Turkey opposition chief enters Istanbul in 'march for justice'

Istanbul - Thousands of people joined Turkey's main opposition party in Istanbul on Friday on a "march for justice," begun three weeks ago to protest the jailing of one of its lawmakers, as it wound its way into the city.

Russia releases opposition leader Navalny from jail

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walked free on Friday after 25 days in jail for organising unauthorised protests against President Vladimir Putin's rule.

Russian police block office of Kremlin critic Navalny

Moscow - Russian police blocked the Moscow campaign office of top opposition politician Alexei Navalny on Thursday on the eve of his scheduled release from a 25-day jail term, campaign staff said.

Erdogan slams opposition as 'justice march' nears Istanbul

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday accused Turkey's main opposition party of siding with terrorism, as a three-week "march for justice" led by its chief advanced towards its endpoint of Istanbul.

Turkey's Erdogan slams opposition as 'justice march' nears Istanbul

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday accused Turkey's main opposition party of siding with terrorism, as a three-week "march for justice" led by its chief neared its ending point of Istanbul.

Russian panel says opposition head 'ineligible' for election

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is gearing up to run for the presidency, is ineligible to stand for office, the country's central electoral commission announced Friday.

Navalny ally jailed over Russian opposition protests

Moscow - A Russian court on Thursday jailed the campaign chief of opposition leader Alexei Navalny for five days for organising unauthorised anti-corruption protests across Russia this month.

Turkey opposition chief accuses Erdogan of influencing courts

Ata - Turkey's main opposition leader on Tuesday accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of influencing the judiciary, speaking on the trail of his unprecedented protest march in defiance of the Turkish strongman leader.

Turkey opposition chief says undeterred by Erdogan threats

Ankara - Turkey's main opposition leader on Sunday vowed to press on with a "walk for justice" from Ankara to Istanbul after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned he risked facing legal proceedngs for the action.

Turkey opposition chief says undeterred by Erdogan threats

Ankara - Turkey's main opposition leader on Sunday vowed to press on with a "walk for justice" from Ankara to Istanbul after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned he risked facing legal proceedngs for the action.

Turkey opposition chief says undeterred by Erdogan threats

Ankara - Turkey's main opposition leader on Sunday vowed to press on with a "walk for justice" from Ankara to Istanbul after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned he risked facing legal proceedngs for the action.

Erdogan warns Turkey opposition chief over 'justice march'

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday warned the leader of the main opposition party against making a planned protest march from Ankara to Istanbul, telling him "don't be surprised" if legal proceedings were opened.
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