Apr 22nd, 2012
Reuters reported that two days of rioting over pay by workers from African Minerals’ Sierra Leone mine have left one woman dead and at least six injured. The company said operations had seen no significant impact. A company spokesman of the unrest which took place in the central town of Bumbuna...
Apr 24th, 2011
Kano – Suspects detained in post-election violence have rioted at an overcrowded jail in northern Nigeria and more than a dozen of them escaped, a prisons official said on Saturday. Andrew Barka, controller of prisons in Adamawa state, said 18 of the 600 arrested this week escaped but six were ...
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Apr 21st, 2011
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan vowed on Thursday that the country’s final round of elections would go ahead next week despite rioting which has killed at least 100 people across the mostly-Muslim north. Angry youths launched violent protests in northern cities this week after Jonathan, a ...
Apr 19th, 2011
KADUNA, Nigeria – Burned corpses with machete wounds lay in roads and smoke rose above this city where rioting broke out again Tuesday among Muslim opposition supporters who were angered by the announcement that the Christian incumbent president had won the election. On the outskirts of Kaduna, burne...
Jan 9th, 2011
At least two people have been killed and 300 others injured in riots that erupted across Algeria amid rising food prices and a housing crisis, state-run media said Saturday. The protests began earlier in the week over spiraling costs of basic food items, including milk, oil and sugar. Some staples ar...
Jan 8th, 2011
Algiers – Two men were killed and at least another 20 people injured in riots in Algeria linked to the rising costs of food and unemployment, a newspaper and rescue services said Saturday. Azzedine Lebza,18, was the first reported fatality in the unrest on Friday when he was hit by a police bul...