DR Congo opposition leader calls for peaceful resistance amid Kabila protests

DR Congo opposition leader calls for peaceful resistance amid Kabila protests

Opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi called on the Congolese people to peacefully resist President Joseph Kabila after Kabila stayed in power on Tuesday despite the expiration of his constitutional mandate. Gunfire could be heard in several districts of Kinshasa early on Tuesday as demonstrators demanded that Kabila step down after his mandate expired at midnight, and […]

Civil rights group condemns move to block Trump inauguration protests

Civil rights group condemns move to block Trump inauguration protests

A civil rights group on Wednesday urged US officials to free up Washington landmarks for thousands of people planning protests around the inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump. The Washington-based Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) said the National Park Service (NPS) had handed over control of sites such as the Lincoln Memorial to the private […]

Fresh protests erupt against Trump in cities across US

Fresh protests erupt against Trump in cities across US

Immigrants, their advocates and others opposing a Donald Trump presidency continued to protest Sunday, speaking out against the president-elect’s support of deportation and other measures. Organizers in Manhattan carried signs in English and Spanish saying things like “Hate won’t make us great,” and chanted, “We are here to stay.” More than 1,000 people joined the […]

Protests erupt across the US after Trump election win

Protests erupt across the US after Trump election win

Protesters rallied across the United States Wednesday to express shock over Donald Trump’s election victory, vowing to oppose divisive views they say helped the Republican billionaire win the presidency. In Washington, several hundred protesters gathered in front of the White House for a candlelight vigil on a damp, chilly evening, criticizing what they called Trump’s […]

Protests over Moroccan fishmonger’s death echo Arab Spring trigger

Protests over Moroccan fishmonger’s death echo Arab Spring trigger

Moroccan authorities have arrested 11 people over the gruesome death of a fishmonger last week that triggered the country’s largest protests in years and stirred memories of a similar incident in Tunisia in 2010 that set the Arab Spring in motion. News of the arrests comes a day after thousands of Moroccans took to the […]

Fish vendor’s death sparks anti-police protests in Morocco

Fish vendor’s death sparks anti-police protests in Morocco

Moroccans staged protests across the country Sunday against police abuse after a fisherman was crushed to death in a garbage truck — an incident some are comparing to the death of a Tunisian vendor in 2010 that sparked the Arab Spring uprisings. According to Moroccan news website Le360.ma and magazine TelQuel, local police confiscated and […]

Vast anti-Maduro protests turn violent in Venezuela

Vast anti-Maduro protests turn violent in Venezuela

Venezuela’s increasingly militant opposition stepped up its push to oust leftist leader Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday with protests that drew hundreds of thousands but also saw unrest leading to dozens of injuries and arrests. In an incident sure to inflame the already polarized situation, a policeman died after being shot on Wednesday night in central […]

Poland’s ruling right-wing party rejects abortion ban after protests

Poland’s ruling right-wing party rejects abortion ban after protests

Lawmakers with Poland’s ruling right-wing party voted in a tumultuous parliamentary commission session to reject a proposal for a total ban on abortion. The decision appeared to doom an effort to add further limits to what is already one of Europe’s most restrictive abortion laws. However, the proposal must still go to a vote to […]

Third night of protests over police shooting in US city of Charlotte

Third night of protests over police shooting in US city of Charlotte

Protesters massed on Charlotte’s streets for a third night Thursday in the latest sign of mounting pressure for police to release video that could resolve wildly different accounts of the shooting of a black man. Demonstrators chanted “release the tape” and “we want the tape” while briefly blocking an intersection near Bank of America headquarters […]

Scores killed in DR Congo election protests

Scores killed in DR Congo election protests

More than 44 people were killed in Congo in two days of street clashes between security forces and protesters against a delayed presidential election, a Human Rights Watch researcher said Tuesday, and several opposition party buildings were burned. Thousands took to the streets of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, on Monday to oppose an election delay which […]

Protests over shootings block roads in US cities, end in numerous arrests

Protests over shootings block roads in US cities, end in numerous arrests

Protests against the shootings of two black men by police officers shut down main arteries in a number of U.S. cities on Saturday, leading to numerous arrests, scuffles and confrontations between police and demonstrators. Undeterred by heightened concerns about safety at protests after a lone gunman killed five police officers in Dallas Thursday night, organizers […]

Protests over shootings block roads in US cities, end in numerous arrests

Protests over shootings block roads in US cities, end in numerous arrests

Protests against the shootings of two black men by police officers shut down main arteries in a number of U.S. cities on Saturday, leading to numerous arrests, scuffles and confrontations between police and demonstrators. Undeterred by heightened concerns about safety at protests after a lone gunman killed five police officers in Dallas Thursday night, organizers […]

New protests against US police shootings of black men

New protests against US police shootings of black men

Thousands took to the streets in cities across the United States on Friday to denounce the fatal shooting by police of two black men this week, marching the day after a gunman killed five police officers during a similar demonstration in Dallas. Several thousand protesters flooded the streets of downtown Atlanta, bringing traffic to a […]

Lava Jato: Brazilian anti-corruption minister quits over secret recording

Lava Jato: Brazilian anti-corruption minister quits over secret recording

The reputation of Brazil’s new interim government has slipped from fragile to farcical after a minister tasked with fighting corruption was forced to resign over a secretly recorded conversation implicating him in a cover-up. Just 18 days after being installed as part of the new cabinet, Fabiano Silveira became the second minister to lose his […]