Protests have snowballed from anger over police violence to broader demands from the youth for sweeping changes in Africa’s most populous nation.
Two people were hurt in Ivory Coast Tuesday in clashes involving opposition-aligned students from the powerful Fesci union, an AFP journalist said, as violence persists with two weeks to go before a contentious presidential election.
Soldiers opened fire on Nigerians protesting against police brutality in the Lekki district of the commercial capital Lagos on Tuesday, and at least two people were shot, four witnesses told Reuters.
‘Nigeria kills its people. Nigeria has always killed its people.’
Gichuri said governments and development institutions should rethink investments in food security, healthy diets and building infrastructure to support the ways food is grown, processed, traded, delivered, sold and consumed.
Authorities declared a 24-hour curfew in Nigeria’s economic hub Lagos as violence flared in widespread protests that have rocked cities across the country.
Some 18 people have died in the demonstrations as clashes have been reported between protesters and assailants wearing civilian clothes.
The state governor says criminals have hijacked recent anti-police protests “to unleash mayhem”.
The attackers came in large numbers and broke the jail’s door, officials say.
The use of child labour has risen in cocoa farms in Ghana and Ivory Coast over the past decade despite industry promises to reduce it, academics said on Monday, largely supporting earlier findings that were questioned by both states.
At least 15 people have been killed, including two policemen, since protests against police brutality erupted in Nigeria this month, according to Amnesty International.
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Protesters at the offices of the central bank are wounded after being attacked, rights group says.
Security forces clashed with students who had barricaded several streets in the Cocody neighbourhood where the Felix Houphouet-Boigny University is located.
In the capital Abuja, tensions were high after protestors said they were attacked by suspected hired thugs on Sunday.
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Youths took to the streets again in Nigeria’s largest cities on Monday as a movement against police brutality snowballed into calls for sweeping changes in the West African powerhouse.
At least two people have been killed in election-related violence in Ivory Coast since Friday, witnesses said on Sunday, two weeks before presidential polls are due to be held.
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