Aug 17th, 2012
Police in Zimbabwe say they have arrested at least 12 people in unrest over the firing of a popular Canadian doctor from a rural hospital in the impoverished northeast. Witnesses said Friday hundreds of villagers demonstrated outside the hospital run by the Salvation Army to demand the reinstatement ...
Feb 16th, 2012
South African riot police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon on Thursday at hundreds of striking miners who went on the rampage at Impala Platinum’s Rustenburg plant, the world’s single biggest platinum mine. At least 50 officers, backed by armoured vehicles and two helicopte...
Dec 24th, 2011
Mona Eltahawy, The Guardian The last thing I remember before the riot police surrounded me was punching a man who had groped me. Who the hell thinks of copping a feel as you’re taking shelter from bullets? Another man tried to protect him by standing between us, but I was enraged, and kept going back...
Apr 9th, 2011
HARARE, Zimbabwe – Witnesses say police in Zimbabwe fired tear gas to disperse worshippers outside a church who gathered to pray for peace. Riot police also sealed off a nearby Roman Catholic church in Harare where the Christian Alliance group had first organized a daylong prayer vigil Saturday. Poli...
Mar 21st, 2011
Security fears and a heavy deployment of riot police in Khartoum and other northern Sudan cities on Monday prevented planned anti-regime protests from materialising, activists and witnesses said. Police trucks were positioned in city centres and around university campuses from early in the day, after...
Mar 11th, 2011
Saudi police have opened fire to disperse protesters and three people have been injured in the city of Qatif, according to reports. It comes as authorities crack down on demonstrations – which are rare in the country – to prevent the kingdom being swamped by the wave of unrest sweeping the Arab world...