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11 January 2019 9:44 AM Violent N3 protest in KZN sparked by land invasion-related arrests

Arrests for the alleged invasion of private property sparked the violent protests that led to the closure of the N3 in the vicinity of Howick in KZN Midlands on Thursday night, police have said. Spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said on Friday morning that community members embarked on a protest and blockaded the R617 and the N3, burning tyres and tree logs, after 156

03 January 2019 6:03 AM Millions of Indian women form chain for gender parity

Millions of women have formed a chain across a southern Indian state to support gender parity, amid protests by Hindu priests and conservatives against women of menstruating age worshipping at one of the world's largest Hindu pilgrimage sites. The Communist Party of India (Marxist), the ruling party in Kerala state, says Tuesday's protest drew some 5.5 million 162

29 December 2018 10:54 AM WATCH: Protesters #ReclaimClifton as sheep slaughtered on beach

Cape Town's popular Clifton Fourth Beach was abuzz with both local and foreign beachgoers on Friday when #ReclaimClifton protesters arrived and started singing. Their presence was motivated by the recent reports suggesting that private security company PPA Security illegally removed people from the beach on the evening of December 23. Deputy Minister 158

27 December 2018 5:29 AM 18 arrested in Tunisia amid violent protests

Tunisian authorities say 18 people have been arrested during protests that erupted after the death of a journalist who set himself on fire to protest economic problems in the North African nation. Interior ministry spokesperson Sofiane Zaag said 13 were arrested in the provincial city of Kasserine and five others in Tebourba, near Tunis. Clashes between 84

20 December 2018 5:58 PM Tunisian teachers demand better pay, protest work conditions

Tunisian high school teachers have taken to the streets of the capital to demand wage increases and improvements to what they call dire working conditions. Thousands of protesters, many of them bused in from across the country, marched in Tunis on Wednesday, starting at the Education Ministry and finishing at the city's main artery, Avenue Bourguiba 113

16 December 2018 11:57 AM Ethiopia jails soldiers who protested for better pay

An Ethiopian court has jailed 66 soldiers over a rare protest in the capital in October demanding better pay, state media reported on Saturday. The Ethiopia Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) reported that the soldiers would be jailed from five to 14 years each. In October, hundreds of elite soldiers staged a protest in Addis Ababa over "inadequate" salary 65

12 December 2018 6:00 AM Mnangagwa says will make public Zim post-election violence report

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly reassured Zimbabweans that he would make public the report by a commission of inquiry into the post-election violence that left at least six people dead on August 1. According to NewsDay, Mnangagwa said this while speaking to heads of foreign missions in the country at a re-alignment workshop. The report quoted 77

05 December 2018 5:15 PM Egypt says plane hijacker to face terror charges

Egypt's chief prosecutor says a man who hijacked a plane and diverted it to Cyprus in 2016 will face trial on terror-related charges. Seif Eddin Mustafa, 60, was extradited to Egypt in August after a drawn-out legal battle in Cyprus. Egyptian prosecutor Nabil Sadek says he will face trial on charges of hijacking a civilian plane and taking passengers 73

04 December 2018 8:06 AM Zimbabwe doctors strike demanding better pay and conditions

The southern African nation is short of United States dollars, the currency it adopted in 2009, causing price spikes and shortages of basic goods, medicines, and fuel. Mathabisi Bebhe, secretary general of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association, which represents more than 1 000 members, said on Monday that most junior doctors at the five major hospitals 62

03 December 2018 1:24 PM Vodacom shuts stores allegedly trashed by EFF supporters

Vodacom is keeping some of its South African franchise stores shut after members of opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters allegedly vandalised outlets in protest of an image of their leaders at an event hosted by the wireless carrier. In one incident, at Vodacom's Mall of Africa franchise store in Johannesburg, women were assaulted and goods stolen 113