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22 October 2018 10:24 AM Ethiopian marathoner who made Rio protest returns from exile

The Ethiopian marathon runner who made global headlines with an anti-government gesture at the Rio Olympics finish line returned from exile on Sunday after sports officials assured him he will not face prosecution. Feyisa Lilesa's return from the United States came several months after a reformist prime minister took office and announced sweeping political 18

21 October 2018 4:06 PM Marathon runner returns to reformed Ethiopia after exile

Addis Ababa - After two years of political exile that began at the Rio Olympic Games marathon finish line the athlete Feyisa Lilesa returned home to Ethiopia on Sunday saying the African nation was now a freer place. Lilesa, now 28, won the silver medal at Rio but his anti-government protest - holding his wrists together in imaginary handcuffs in front 22

16 October 2018 8:02 PM Man hospitalised after cops allegedly shoot him during violent Stutterheim protest

A man was hospitalised after police allegedly shot him with a rubber bullet during a protest in Stutterheim near East London in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday. An estimated 100 community members took to the streets to protest against unemployment. Police spokesperson Lieutenant Siphokazi Mawisa said that three Amahlathi municipal buildings had been burned 24

16 October 2018 6:24 PM Algeria MPs padlock parliament in protest against speaker

Around 200 deputies kept Algeria's parliament locked up for several hours on Tuesday in a protest action to press demands for the house speaker to step down. "We're here to demand the speaker resigns," Abdelhamid Si Affif, the head of parliament's foreign affairs committee, told AFP after the protesters blocked the entrance with a chain and padlock 30

16 October 2018 8:13 AM Human rights lawyer charged for pointing his finger at policeman

Human rights lawyer Richard Spoor has been charged with assault for pointing his finger at a police officer, GroundUp reported. Spoor is an attorney for Xolobeni residents opposed to mining in this remote part of the Wild Coast. Spoor was arrested and appeared in court on September 25. He is set to appear at Bizana Magistrate's Court on October 25. His charge 34

07 October 2018 2:45 PM Vandalism allegedly behind Kalkfontein being without water

Vandalism is alleged to have been the cause of water cuts in Kalkfontein that led to protests on Sunday, the City of Cape Town said. “There has been vandalism of the water system; access was gained and pressure valves were damaged,” explained Xanthea Limberg, the Mayoral Committee Member for water and sanitation. She said that it appeared the supply 35

03 October 2018 8:27 PM Cabbages... and other football missiles

London - Police are hunting a football fan who hurled a cabbage towards now-sacked Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce after allegedly shouting abuse from the stands. The fan is reported to have taken the vegetable from a carrier bag and thrown it towards the dugout before Villa's 3-3 draw with Preston on Tuesday. "One fan was arrested for entering the pitch 31

01 October 2018 8:29 AM N2 near Mossel Bay reopened after protesters burn tyres

The N2 has been reopened near Mossel Bay after protesters burned tyres early on Monday, Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said. Mossel Bay Mayor Harry Joseph Levendal said he did not have the full details yet, but understood that it followed an attempted break in at Dana Bay. The last protest in the area occurred after people wanted to move on to a plot of land initially 24

01 October 2018 7:43 AM Rubber bullets fired to disperse Westbury protesters

Protesters in Westbury, Johannesburg, were dispersed with rubber bullets on Monday morning, Gauteng police said, as they also tried to clarify reports that a person had been shot. "I am not aware of anybody that was shot. But... she might have been shot by the rubber bullets while we were dispersing the crowd," said Dlamini. In the early hours of Monday 24

28 September 2018 9:10 AM 'She was a mother, aunt, grandmother and friend'

"She was a mother, an aunt, a grandmother and a friend, and now she's gone." This is how residents in Westbury described the 45-year-old woman who was shot and killed during a shootout between three men in the area on Thursday. "She was someone's daughter and not a nobody. Tomorrow, that could have been me, and then?" resident La-Rochelle Williams told News24. A 10-year-old 27