SUDAN PROTESTORS DEMAND CIVILIAN RULE

17th April 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland Sudan’s main protest group on Sunday [14 April] demanded the immediate handover of power to a civilian transitional government, saying it would keep up the street demonstrations which ousted former President Omar al-Bashir last week to achieve its aims. (Reuters) Uncertainty and turmoil amid jubilation A sit-in in the Sudanese capital, which…

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SUDAN’S ARMY TO MAKE ‘IMPORTANT STATEMENT’ AS PROTESTERS CALL FOR BASHIR TO GO

11th April 2019 . by incontext_adm

11 APRIL 2019 (SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN) – The Sudanese army will make an “important statement soon”, state television and radio announced on Thursday morning, as thousands of protesters camped outside the military headquarters in Khartoum demanding the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir. “The Sudanese army will issue an important statement soon. Wait for it,” a television anchor…

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ALGERIA’S ELECTIONS – A TEST FOR DEMOCRACY

20th March 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Hannes Bosman and Donnelly McCleland An emerging coalition of Algerian opposition figures Tuesday [19 March] rejected President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s plan to remain in office while overseeing a political transition from his 20-year rule, echoing the demands of street protesters that he step down next month. The group also urged the military to stay out…

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ALGERIAN PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE PLANS AFTER MASS PROTESTS

4th March 2019 . by incontext_adm

4 MARCH 2019 (SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN) – Algeria’s ailing president has promised to step down after the next election and enact reforms, as the nation’s elite moved to consolidate its power in the face of historic mass protests. “I’ve heard the heartfelt cry of the protesters,” said Abdelaziz Bouteflika in a letter read out on national…

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VENEZUELA’S POLITICAL CRISIS CONTINUES TO ESCALATE

6th February 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Andrew Richards Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has said he cannot rule out the possibility of civil war as pressure mounts on him to stand down. In a TV interview, he warned that US President Donald Trump would leave the White House “stained with blood” if he intervened in the crisis. He also defiantly rejected…

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30th January 2019 . by incontext_adm

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VIOLENT CRACKDOWN ON ZIMBABWEAN PROTESTORS

23rd January 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland The Zimbabwean government said the security forces’ response to recent protests in which a number of people have reportedly died is just “a foretaste of things to come”. News of a violent crackdown has emerged despite the government blocking social media sites. Local rights groups said at least 12 people had been…

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SUDANESE POLICE FIRE ON PROTESTERS DEMANDING PRESIDENT STEP DOWN

18th January 2019 . by incontext_adm

18 JANUARY 2019 (THE GUARDIAN) – Thousands of people have taken to the streets in cities across Sudan, including the capital, where activists said a child and a doctor were killed in clashes between police and protesters calling for the end of Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year-old rule. Thursday’s protests marked some of the most widespread disturbances since…

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CHRISTIANS FALSELY ENCOURAGED TO BOYCOTT McDONALDS

16th January 2019 . by incontext_adm

Messages on social media are encouraging Christians to boycott McDonalds because of a sculpture by Finnish artist Jani Leinonen, featuring a crucified Ronald McDonald.  Even though the sculpture is real, the truth is that McDonalds did not initiate or endorse this sculpture.  The full story is as follows: An art exhibit in Israel featuring a…

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ZIMBABWE PROTESTS AFTER PETROL AND DIESEL PRICE HIKE

15th January 2019 . by incontext_adm

15 JANUARY 2019 (BBC) – Several people have been killed during protests in Zimbabwe after the government more than doubled the price of fuel overnight. Hundreds more were arrested as demonstrators took to the streets in the cities of Harare and Bulawayo. Burning tyres have been used to barricade roads and block bus routes. President Emmerson…

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