Angolan police on Thursday fired tear gas at youths rallying in Luanda against police brutality and economic hardship, days after several protesters were killed in a crackdown in the country’s northeast.
Around 100 demonstrators were dispersed in the capital as they gathered on Liberation Day — a public holiday marking the start of armed uprising against Portuguese colonial rule — to stage unauthorised anti-government demonstrations.
In addition to poor living conditions, alleged state corruption and delayed local elections, the activists were also denouncing a violent police crackdown on a separatist protest that left at least six dead.
Iran will vote in June for a successor to President Hassan Rouhani and his moderate-reformist government, but politics in the country is dominated by the nuclear issue and no frontrunner has emerged. Several conservative heavyweights are thought to be considering running in the key June 18 race, with the winner to help set the direction of the Islamic Read More
DR Congo’s prime minister, Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba, resigned on Friday, the presidency said, a move enabling President Felix Tshisekedi to appoint his own premier supported by a new parliamentary majority. Presidency spokesman Giscard Kusema told AFP that Illunga “said he had drawn the consequences of the developing political situation.” ALSO READ: DR Congo parliament votes out Read More