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Journalists beaten up, equipment worth over KES 1M vandalised by County askaris

10 June 2015, 09:13

Four journalists who were covering a protest in Kitale were beaten up and their equipment worth over KES 1 million vandalised by county askaris right outside Governor Khaemba's office.

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Baltimore cops charged over Freddie Gray's death

02 May 2015, 09:24

Six Baltimore police officers have been charged over the death of a 25-year-old African-American from injuries sustained while in custody, in a surprise announcement after days of riots and protests in the US city.

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Burundi's president warns of 'severe sanctions' against protesters

02 May 2015, 08:43

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has warned of tough measures against those who organised and took part in street protests against his decision to seek a third term in office.

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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Woman killed in Malindi protests

24 March 2015, 10:22

A woman was killed in Malindi when demonstrators opposing higher local business taxes clashed with riot police, police and residents said.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Mourners storm Governor's office with empty coffins

12 March 2015, 14:16

Mourners in Vihiga County were forced to demonstrate with empty coffins to Governor Moses Akaranga’s office demanding the re-opening of the mortuary that had been closed by striking health officers.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Sex workers storm police station to protest against assault

11 March 2015, 11:44

There was drama at the Nakuru central police station after a group of scantily dressed commercial sex workers stormed the office of the OCPD demanding the arrest and prosecution of police officers who allegedly sexually assaulted their colleague inside a patrol van.

Monday, 02 March 2015

Algeria: 40 police injured in gas protest

02 March 2015, 09:31

Forty police officers have been wounded in clashes with demonstrators opposed to shale gas exploration in the Algerian Sahara.

Friday, 27 February 2015

'Angry Nairobians' protest analogue switch-off

27 February 2015, 11:45

'Nairobians' have protested the switch-off of analogue signal at the Communications Authority CA headquarters, but it is alleged that not all that meets the eye is in order.

Students demonstrate against stripping by Principal

27 February 2015, 16:01

Nambale Urban Secondary school in Busia County has been closed down indefinitely after the students at the institution went on strike demanding the immediate transfer of their school Principal whom they accused of stripping them before caning.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Confusion as Sonko, supporters storm County Assembly

10 February 2015, 17:12

Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko stormed the opening of the Nairobi County Assembly and asked to be let to speak, causing scenes of confusion.

Thursday, 05 February 2015

'Broke' Nairobi Aviation students fail to pay bail

05 February 2015, 11:57

A High Court judge has reduced the bail demand for Nairobi Aviation College students currently in custody from KES 200,000 to KES 5,000 after they failed to pay.

Wednesday, 04 February 2015

50 injured in riots in northern Guinea

04 February 2015, 12:35

Around 50 people were injured in riots in the town of Labé in northern Guinea when people protesting a shake-up in the civil service clashed with security forces, the government said.

Win for Raila as Narok leaders snub Ruto invitation

04 February 2015, 16:13

Leaders from Narok county have snubbed a meeting set up by Deputy President William Ruto to iron out leadership matters in the County as well as explain the government's position on last week's violence.

Tuesday, 03 February 2015

200,000 bail for arrested Nairobi Aviation students

03 February 2015, 17:10

Students protesting an expose carried by a local television station have been charged and released on a bail of KES 200,000.

Why punish innocent students, spare guilty school?

03 February 2015, 17:10

News that Nairobi Aviation College students have been handed bail worth a staggering KES 200,000 by a Nairobi court over protests regarding the authenticity of their school leaves plenty questions.

Monday, 02 February 2015

College pledges to sue NTV over fake certificates scandal

02 February 2015, 18:29

A Nairobi college has threatened to sue a local TV station over an expose which claimed it was issuing fake certificates.

Raila attends burial of Narok protest victim, demands justice

02 February 2015, 18:29

CORD leader Raila Odinga attended the burial of a man killed last week during protests in Narok County and demanded the government ensures justice for the victim.

Friday, 30 January 2015

Maasai in fierce protests over arrest of leaders

30 January 2015, 08:21

Thousand of protests from Massai community staged fierce demonstrations in Narok, to protest the arrest of their local leaders.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Narok Senator, MPs released on 0.5M bond

29 January 2015, 13:35

Narok Senator Stephen Ole Ntutu and 4 MPs have been released on a KES 500,000 bond each as they await charges for the violence that has taken place in the county.

Arrest officers who used live bullets in Narok, says CORD

29 January 2015, 17:10

Officers who used live bullets in the chaos in Narok should be prosecuted, the opposition CORD coalition has said.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Narok Senator, 4 MPs arrested over deadly demonstrations

28 January 2015, 18:00

Narok Senator Stephen Ole Ntutu and 4 MPs have been arrested over the fracas that took place in the County causing the death of 2 people.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Students cancel planned demo over delayed HELB money

26 January 2015, 08:29

University students have cancelled a planned protest over delayed disbursement of Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) money.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

NYS personnel demolish wall on disputed Langata Pri. School land

21 January 2015, 09:29

The National Youth Service personnel have been deployed to Langata Primary School to demolish a perimeter wall erected on the school’s playground by a private developer.

Congo protests enter third day, 42 dead

21 January 2015, 14:33

At least 42 people have been killed in three days of protests in Democratic Republic of Congo over a proposed legal reform the opposition says would keep President Joseph Kabila in power for years.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Nkaissery apologises to tear-gassed pupils

20 January 2015, 10:34

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery has visited Langata Road Primary School and apologized to the pupils who were tear-gassed by police in a protest.

Lang’ata playground land grabber given 24 hours to vacate

20 January 2015, 12:27

Interior Cabinet Secretary, Joseph Nkaissery has issued a 24-hour ultimatum for the private developer claiming the ownership of Lang’ata Primary School playground to vacate.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Police condemn use of children in Langata protest

19 January 2015, 15:51

A police officer has been suspended over the chaos that saw teargas fired on school children during a protest over grabbed land in Langata Nairobi.

Raila: Firing tear gas at schoolchildren is brutality beyond words

19 January 2015, 15:51

CORD leader, Raila Odinga has said the government’s decision to deploy the police to defend the grabbed land and the subsequent firing of tear gas at the children is “brutality beyond words and greed beyond description.”

Tuesday, 06 January 2015

One dead in Madagascar protests over electricity cuts

06 January 2015, 07:26

A protester in Madagascar was killed when police put down a demonstration against recurring electricity cuts in the eastern city of Toamasina.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Protesters interrupt controversial 'human zoo' exhibit in Paris

28 November 2014, 19:56

Protesters smashed through the doors of a Paris theatre in a bid to block an exhibition on the horrors of colonialism using live black actors.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Police shoot woman in the eye as they disperse protesters

25 November 2014, 09:52

A woman was injured as police shot at demonstrators who had blocked Kisumu - Busia road protesting the decision to block construction of the Busia Sugar Factory.

Wednesday, 05 November 2014

Riot police deployed at Blatter lecture in Zurich

05 November 2014, 13:17

Police in riot gear were deployed at a university in Zurich as protestors tried to force their way into a room where FIFA president Sepp Blatter was giving a lecture.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Burkina parliament set ablaze in protests over president

30 October 2014, 15:02

Angry demonstrators went on the rampage in Burkina Faso, setting parliament ablaze in a surge of violence that forced the government to scrap a vote on controversial plans to allow President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year rule.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Motorists protest over poor roads in Mukurweini

24 October 2014, 13:38

Hundreds of motorists blocked roads in Mukurweini constituency to complain about poor roads in the area.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Karatina University closed indefinitely after chaos

23 October 2014, 08:20

Karatina University main campus in Nyeri County has been closed indefinitely following students' unrest.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Police officer injured by rioting university students

22 October 2014, 13:43

A police officer attached to Nyeri Central Police Station was hospitalized with serious injuries he sustained after being attacked by rioting university students.

Thursday, 02 October 2014

Muslims condemn protest pigs

02 October 2014, 09:59

Muslim community in Kampala city centre have condemned the use of pigs which were dropped near their shops by suspected protesters, saying it is abuse of their religion.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Residents protest cop’s early retirement decision

30 September 2014, 16:49

A policeman’s decision to take early retirement from work has sparked protests in Nyatike, Migori County, after residents demanded to be told those pressuring the officer into submission.

Friday, 15 August 2014

3 killed in Egypt as Islamists protest

15 August 2014, 20:04

3 killed in Egypt as supporters of ousted Islamist president protest.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Irate residents storm OCPD’s office over soccer fan murder

17 June 2014, 14:15

Kisumu residents stormed the OCPD's office protesting the murder of a video hall manager by an AP officer.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Scores arrested in University student protest

21 May 2014, 08:21

Over 100 people were arrested in Nairobi as student protests over a fee increase descended into running battles with riot police.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Rowdy UoN students boycott exams demanding semester extension

14 April 2014, 15:07

A group of rowdy UoN students disrupted exams demanding extension of semester to cover for time wasted time during the recent lecturers' strikes.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

MP urges constituents to shun violent public demos

27 March 2014, 09:24

Residents of Kimilili Constituency in Bungoma have been asked to seek alternative and non-violent methods of making their grievances known to the public instead of protesting in the streets.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Community clashes with police over land

25 March 2014, 12:39

Members of the Ogiek Community had a confrontation with police after they stopped land owners from ploughing their farms in Ngongongeri, Njoro district.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Irate protestors shut Chepalungu CDF office

24 February 2014, 15:19

Business came to a standstill at Sigor town in Chepalungu constituency after a section of residents held a demonstration to protest an alleged misappropriation of CDF cash.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

USAID officials accused of planning to topple government

13 February 2014, 10:35

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs was asked to summon the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officials to give information over its alleged plans to topple the Government using activists.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Brazil journo brain-dead after protest injury

11 February 2014, 12:10

A Brazilian television station says one of its cameramen has been declared brain-dead after being injured during a violent protest in Rio de Janeiro.

Uganda outrage at Kenyan gay, lesbian protest

11 February 2014, 14:38

A section of Christians in Uganda have criticized the protest by Kenyan gays and lesbians seeking the legalizing of such marriages.

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