DR Congo expels UN peacekeeping mission spokesman after protests | United Nations News

Thirty-six people, including four UN peacekeepers, were killed last week in protests against the missions. The Democratic Republic of the Congo has asked the spokesman of the United Nations peacekeeping mission, MONUSCO, to leave the country, blaming him for stoking tensions that led to deadly protests last week. The decision was announced in a statement […]

Sri Lanka protesters reject all-party gov’t, want Rajapaksas out | Protests News

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Tens of thousands of Sri Lankan protesters have been occupying the President’s House, the presidential secretariat and the prime minister’s official residence in growing anger over the island nation’s unprecedented economic crisis. The chaos began on Saturday when angry Sri Lankans stormed the official residence of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a 73-year-old member […]

South African unions accept Eskom wage offer amid power cuts | Energy News

Eskom relies on an ageing coal fleet and South Africa has faced intermittent power cuts for more than a decade. South Africa’s state-owned utility Eskom and workers’ unions have signed a wage deal, paving way for a possible resolution to its worst power cuts in two years. Struggling Eskom and its three recognised labour unions […]

Uzbekistan president announces ‘fatalities’ in provincial unrest | Protests News

Uzbekistan’s president said there have been casualties among civilians and law enforcement personnel after rare public protests in the country’s autonomous northwestern Karakalpakstan province, which has seen significant unrest over a planned constitutional reform. In a statement posted online on Sunday, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said rioters had carried out “destructive actions” in the city of […]

Rwandans in DRC stay indoors as rebel attacks spur national anger | Paul Kagame News

Videos of anti-Rwandan protests are circulating on social media as Kinshasa accuses Kigali of backing rebels in the eastern DRC. Life in Kinshasa was going well for Zawadi, a mother of two from Rwanda, until faraway fighting stoked Congolese anger against her country and videos of men with machetes prowling the city streets in search […]

‘We can’t get by’: Indigenous people keep up protests in Ecuador | Protests News

Quito, Ecuador – Thousands of Indigenous people continue to demonstrate in the Ecuadorian capital, as their calls for social and economic reforms grow louder despite a crackdown by authorities in the South American nation. The protesters, predominantly led by the powerful Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) group, began blocking roads and marching in […]

How Sri Lanka spiralled into crisis and what happens next | Protests News

Sri Lanka’s economic crisis has turned into deadly violence, which has killed eight people and wounded more than 200 so far. The country’s powerful Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned and his younger brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, is seeking a way out of the chaos. Anti-government protesters, angry over power blackouts, shortages of basic goods […]

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