North Africa

Human rights activist jailed in Chad for saying the president is ill


A Chadian court has sentenced an activist to three years in jail for writing that the country’s president was seriously ill and being treated in France. The head of the Chadian Organisation of Human Rights Baradine Berdei Targuio was arrested in January 2020 after publishing the Facebook post about President …

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Opposition leaders in Somalia defy the government and held protests

protests in mogadishu

Heavy gunfire has been reported in Somali capital, Mogadishu, as a group of opposition leaders defied a government ban on public gatherings and held protests. Security forces have closed most roads in the city over the planned protests. The opposition parties want President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo to leave office after …

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Libya celebrates 10 years since the overthrow of Gaddafi


Libyans marked Wednesday’s 10th anniversary of the 2011 uprising that ousted and killed the long-time ruler Moammar Gadhafi. Libyans from all walks of life gathered at Tripoli main square to celebrate this decade-old anniversary amid tight security. The celebrations began Tuesday night not only in Tripoli but also in other …

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