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Thai PM says 'illegal protests' must be controlled as parliament opens

Bangkok - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha said Thailand needs to bring "illegal protests" under control on Monday during a special parliamentary session called to address months of pro-democracy rallies.

France, Mali at odds over dialogue with jihadists

Bamako - France and Mali differed on Monday over whether to talk to jihadists to help end the Sahel state's eight-year-old insurgency, with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian ruling the option out.

Belarus opposition leader says supporters launching strike

Minsk - Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said Monday supporters were beginning a nationwide strike after her deadline expired for strongman Alexander Lukashenko to step down.

Belarus opposition leader says supporters launching strike

Minsk - Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said Monday supporters were beginning a nationwide strike after her deadline expired for strongman Alexander Lukashenko to step down.

'Thailand doesn't need you': ultra-royalists push back against protesters

Bangkok - Pictures of coffins and guns, and threats of death and violence: protests targeting Thailand's government and monarchy have hardened feelings amongst ultra-royalists, who are pushing back with aggressive abuse online.

Thai PM says 'illegal protests' must be controlled as parliament opens

Bangkok - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha said Thailand needs to bring "illegal protests" under control on Monday as he opened a special parliamentary session to address months of pro-democracy rallies.

Cameroon blames separatists for school massacre of children

Yaound - Cameroon was in shock on Sunday after a massacre at a school in the English-speaking southwest of the country, which the government has blamed on separatist militants there.

Cameroon blames separatists for massacre of children

Yaound - Cameroon's government on Sunday blamed separatist fighters for the massacre of children in their classrooms in the English-speaking southwest of the country.

Looting sweeps Nigeria as authorities struggle with unrest

Lagos - Nigerian authorities struggled to halt looting across the country on Sunday as crowds defied curfew orders to ransack government warehouses in the latest in a wave of unrest sweeping Africa's most populous nation.

Thai democracy movement gathers for protest after PM snub

Bangkok - Thousands gathered Sunday at a major Bangkok intersection to renew calls for Premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha to resign, after he ignored a deadline to step down set by protesters who have issued unprecedented challenges to the regime.

Thai democracy movement vows fresh protests after PM snub

Bangkok - Prominent leaders of Thailand's pro-democracy movement vowed to return to the streets Sunday to protest against Premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha, after their deadline for him to resign was ignored.

Looters raid Nigeria food warehouse as unrest spreads

Jos - Several thousand people ransacked and looted a government food warehouse in central Nigeria on Saturday in the latest in two weeks of unrest sweeping over Africa's most populous country.

Cameroon school attack kills 8 students: UN

Kumba - Attackers armed with guns and machetes killed at least eight children Saturday in a raid on a school in southwestern Cameroon, the United Nations said.

Guinea's Conde set for controversial third presidential term

Conakry - Alpha Conde won Guinea's disputed presidential poll, the national electoral authority said Saturday, setting the stage for a controversial third term.

Kyrgyz election body calls new presidential vote as police raid

Bichkek - Kyrgyz election officials on Saturday announced presidential elections for January 10 even as police raided their offices, in what appeared to be a power struggle with the country's acting leader.

As Ivory Coast vote nears, powder keg west braces for trouble

Duekou - His brother had his throat slit and his handicapped niece was shot dead in her home, but Zeabahi Maurice has put aside all thoughts of revenge against the militiamen who ravaged his village in the west of the Ivory Coast a decade ago.

Myanmar vote ban extinguishes hope for ethnic minorities

For many marginalised ethnic minority groups in conflict-plagued regions of Myanmar, next month's national elections had at least offered a glimmer of hope for empowerment.

Police patrol Nigeria's Lagos after days of unrest

Lagos - Barricades and police checkpoints dotted the empty streets of Lagos Friday as authorities tried to restore order to Africa's biggest city, under curfew following days of violent unrest.

Police patrol Nigeria's Lagos after days of unrest

Lagos - Barricades and police checkpoints dotted the empty streets of Lagos Friday as authorities tried to return order to Africa's biggest city, under curfew following days of violent unrest.

Police patrol Nigeria's Lagos after president warns protesters

Lagos - Sporadic gunshots were heard in Lagos on Friday as security forces patrolled Nigeria's biggest city after days of unrest following the shooting of protesters that sparked condemnation at home and abroad.

Guinea's Conde on course for election win: preliminary count

Conakry - Guinea President Alpha Conde appears set for a first-round election victory, a preliminary vote count showed, after fresh clashes between security forces and opposition supporters disputing the poll.

Nigeria president warns protesters as unrest flares

Lagos - Nigeria's president has urged an end to unrest sweeping the country but avoided mentioning the police shooting of unarmed demonstrators that sparked international condemnation and unleashed chaos in Africa's biggest city.

Fresh unrest in Nigeria's Lagos after shooting of protesters

Lagos - Shots rang out and a prison was set ablaze as fresh unrest rocked Nigeria's biggest city Lagos on Thursday after the shooting of protesters that drew international outrage.

'CIA'-like street food vendors first on scene to feed Thai protesters

Bangkok - With an intelligence network so good they have been compared to the CIA, Thai street vendors are often first on the scene at "guerilla" democracy protests in Bangkok, where they hawk sour pork and fishballs to a democracy-hungry crowd.

Nigeria's Lagos shut down after protest shooting

Lagos - Shops were shuttered and streets empty Thursday as Nigeria's largest city Lagos was locked down under curfew after unrest flared following the shooting of protesters.

Why are Hong Kong and Taiwan bickering over the fate of a murderer?

Fpo - Hong Konger Chan Tong-kai admits to murdering his pregnant girlfriend in a Taipei hotel room nearly two years ago. He has even said he is willing to return to Taiwan and face trial. Yet he remains a free man. Why?

Thai PM revokes emergency decree despite protests

Bangkok - Thailand's premier on Thursday revoked an emergency decree that had been intended to quell pro-democracy rallies despite it failing to stamp out daily protests demanding he resign and for reforms of the unassailable monarchy.

Unrest in Lagos after deadly Nigeria protest shooting

Lagos - Buildings were torched in Nigeria's biggest city Lagos on Wednesday as authorities shut down the economic hub, after the shooting of peaceful protesters by security forces caused international outrage.

Nigeria protesters tell of 'terrible' shooting

Lagos - Nothing is left of the party atmosphere that filled the protest ground in the centre of Nigeria's biggest city Lagos -- except for broken glass and graffiti denouncing police violence.

Deadly pre-election violence in Ivory Coast

Abidjan - Ivory Coast has plunged into a wave of pre-election intercommunal violence which has left at least seven people dead and 40 others injured in recent days in and around a port town near Abidjan, officials said Wednesday.
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