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Protests turn violent in France as elections approach

In February, protests erupted in Paris and surrounding suburbs following police misconduct during an arrest. Protesters and police also clashed at a Marine Le Pen rally ahead of elections in April. Read more

Protests turn violent in France as elections approach

Government crackdown on strikes and protests

The government continues to crack down on any form of dissent from civil society to trade unions. Read more

Government crackdown on strikes and protests

Strikes and protests turn violent in Côte d’Ivoire

Over the past few months, the situation has been highly volatile with military protests, and strikes among civil servants, teachers and students. Read more

Strikes and protests turn violent in Côte d’Ivoire

Student protesters clash with police

University of Botswana students protested in February over the delayed payment of their educational allowances. Read more

Student protesters clash with police

Two environmental and indigenous rights defenders murdered in northern state of Chihuahua

Two prominent environmental and indigenous rights activists were killed in separate incidents in northern Mexico. Read more

Two environmental and indigenous rights defenders murdered in northern state of Chihuahua

Tunisian authorities backslide on access to information commitments

Restrictions on media freedom and the right to access to information have resurfaced in Tunisia at the start of 2017. On 15th January, a government circular instructed civil servants not to release any information without prior authorisation from their superiors. Read more

Tunisian authorities backslide on access to information commitments

Protests against electoral fraud turn violent, face repression

Protests erupted in late November and continued for weeks as voters refused to accept allegedly fraudulent electoral results. Read more

Protests against electoral fraud turn violent, face repression