Irate residents burn Niger Police Divisional office

Aggrieved women and youths in Kafin-koro in Paikoro local government area of Niger State on Tuesday morning razed the Kafin-koro Police Divisional office. The incident took place three days after the parish priest of St Peter and Paul Catholic Church,…

Burkina Faso requests French ambassador withdrawal, Paris says

The French foreign ministry says it received a letter from the Burkinabe authorities in December requesting the departure of France’s ambassador from Burkina Faso. The French ministry’s spokeswoman confirmed to Reuters on Tuesday by email that it had received such…

Paris shooting: Protests after deadly attack on Kurds

Paris has witnessed a second day of violent unrest after Friday’s deadly attack on the city’s Kurdish community. Protesters who gathered on Saturday overturned cars, setting some on fire, and hurled objects at police. Officers responded by firing tear gas.…

Iran publicly carries out second protest-related execution

Iran has publicly executed a second man who was arrested during unrest linked with the country’s ongoing protests. The judiciary’s news website announced early on  Monday that Majidreza Rahnavard, who was convicted of killing two members of security forces, was…

UK summons Chinese ambassador over arrest of BBC journalist

China’s ambassador to the UK has been summoned to the Foreign Office amid a diplomatic row over the arrest and alleged beating of a BBC journalist covering COVID protests in Shanghai. According to a UK government source, Zheng Zeguang has…

China arrests BBC journalist covering COVID protests

The BBC has said one of its journalists in China was arrested and beaten by police while covering protests on Sunday against the country’s zero-COVID policy. Hundreds of people took to the streets in China’s major cities on Sunday in…

Foxconn: iPhone maker apologises after huge protests at China plant

Apple supplier Foxconn has apologised for a “technical error” in its payment systems, a day after its iPhone factory in China was rocked by angry protests. Videos had showed hundreds of workers marching at the world’s biggest iPhone factory in…

Iran protesters set fire to Khomeini’s ancestral home

Protesters in Iran have set on fire the ancestral home of the Islamic republic’s founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini two months into the anti-regime protest movement, images showed on Friday. The house in the city of Khomein in the western Markazi…

Jandor faults Lagos govt over workers’ protest

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olajide Adediran (popularly known as Jandor) has faulted the Lagos State Government over the protest staged by staff members of the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service. Aggrieved staff members of the LIRS…

Hundreds of Iranian journalists call for the release of 2 colleagues jailed in Evin prison

Hundreds of Iranian journalists are calling for the release of colleagues Niloofar Hamedi and Elaheh Mohammadi, who were arrested and sent to Tehran’s Evin prison for covering the death of Mahsa Amini, according to independent Iranian newspaper Etemad. “Media freedom…

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