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13 August 2018 7:06 PM Tunisia's president announces draft inheritance equality bill

Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi on Monday announced plans to submit a draft bill to parliament equalising inheritance rights between men and women. "I propose to make equal inheritance a law", he said in a televised speech on Tunisia's Women's Day. The text of the bill will be presented to lawmakers after the end of the parliamentary recess in October 26

01 August 2018 1:55 PM Zimbabwe's leader pleads for peace amid protests

Zimbabwe's president is warning against making "provocative statements" as hundreds of angry opposition supporters protest in the capital and riot police fire tear gas. "Now is the time for responsibility and above all peace," President Emmerson Mnangagwa says on Twitter. European Union and US election observers are warning about the delay in announcing 47

31 July 2018 7:34 PM Nigeria Shiite cleric supporters acquitted of protest charges

A Nigerian judge on Tuesday cleared over 80 Shiite supporters of a pro-Iranian cleric of criminal charges linked to a violent protest in 2015, defence and prosecution lawyers said. Justice David Shiri Wyom at the Kaduna State High Court ruled in favour of the defence's no case submission, saying that the state did not present enough evidence to go ahead 38

28 July 2018 2:55 PM Funerals held for Gaza youth killed at border by Israel fire

Gaza Strip — Gaza's Health Ministry says a Palestinian teen has died of wounds sustained by Israeli gunfire at a border protest as thousands attended the funeral of an 11-year-old killed in that demonstration. The ministry said 17-year-old Moumin al-Hams, succumbed Saturday to wounds sustained the day before. Gaza's militant Hamas rulers have led weekly 29

26 July 2018 2:37 PM Durban highway opens after violent protests

Traffic on the N2 highway is flowing freely after a violent protest on the national road near Chesterville, Durban on Thursday. Metro police spokesperson Parboo Sewpersad said shack dwellers took to the streets after their strictures were demolished, apparently by an unknown private security company, two days ago. "They threw debris into the road and a few cars were stoned 23

26 July 2018 4:20 AM Kenyan groups protest government evictions of 18 000 people

Eight human rights groups say Kenya's government is violating the rights of nearly people who have been evicted from their homes in the last two weeks to protect a forest and construct a road. Amnesty International and other groups said Wednesday that at least 10 000 people were left homeless when they were evicted from Nairobi's Kibera slum where the government 44

25 July 2018 8:38 PM WATCH: Swede's stunt to save Afghan from deportation goes viral

A video taken by a Swedish student who filmed herself stopping the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker onboard a plane has gone viral. In a video streamed live on her Facebook account, Elin Ersson, who is reading sociology at Gothenburg University, is seen refusing to sit down and turning off her phone onboard a Turkish Airlines flight heading to Istanbul 29

19 July 2018 7:18 PM Policeman severely assaulted, robbed in volatile Hermanus

A member of the Public Order Policing Unit was attacked on Thursday night as the protest situation in Zwelihle, Hermanus, became volatile, Western Cape police said. While he was severely assaulted, the officer was robbed of his 9mm firearm and shotgun, Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said. "He was admitted to hospital where he is being treated. Our deployments 23

18 July 2018 9:34 AM Protesters challenge Zille to spend 67 minutes for Mandela Day inside shack erected outside her residence

At 03:30 on Wednesday morning, about 15 protesters built a shack outside Leeuwenhof, the official residence of Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, GroundUp reports. The activists arrived with building materials in a bakkie and, within 10 minutes, a shack with two portable toilets had been erected. Mihlali Xalisile of the Housing Assembly Youth Collective 24

16 July 2018 3:38 PM PICS: Thousands rally in Morocco for jailed Rif opponents

Thousands of people demonstrated in Morocco's capital Rabat on Sunday against the jailing of leaders and activists of a northern protest movement. "The people boycott the justice system!" and "free the detainees!", yelled the protesters, AFP reporters said. The demonstrators also chanted against militarisation of the Rif, the northern region rocked by the Al-Hirak 27