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Hong Kong protesters in fresh clashes with police

06 November 2014, 09:18

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters have clashed with police as tensions escalated at one of three remaining demonstration sites for the first time in more than two weeks.

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Riot police deployed at Blatter lecture in Zurich

05 November 2014, 14:17

Police in riot gear were deployed at a university in Zurich as protestors tried to force their way into a room where FIFA president Sepp Blatter was giving a lecture.

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Burkina army leader promises 'consensus' leader

03 November 2014, 19:01

The head of Burkina Faso's military regime promised to deliver a "consensus" leader in talks on installing a unity government in the west African nation following a violent crackdown on protesters.

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Burkina parliament set ablaze in protests over president

30 October 2014, 16:02

Angry demonstrators went on the rampage in Burkina Faso, setting parliament ablaze in a surge of violence that forced the government to scrap a vote on controversial plans to allow President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year rule.

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Singaporean activists charged over protest march

27 October 2014, 10:43

Two Singaporean activists questioning the government's management of more than $200 billion in pension funds were charged with staging an illegal march at a venue designated for protests.

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Friday, 24 October 2014

Motorists protest over poor roads in Mukurweini

24 October 2014, 13:38

Hundreds of motorists blocked roads in Mukurweini constituency to complain about poor roads in the area.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Karatina University closed indefinitely after chaos

23 October 2014, 08:20

Karatina University main campus in Nyeri County has been closed indefinitely following students' unrest.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Police officer injured by rioting university students

22 October 2014, 13:43

A police officer attached to Nyeri Central Police Station was hospitalized with serious injuries he sustained after being attacked by rioting university students.

Saturday, 04 October 2014

Protesters block highway from Mombasa port

04 October 2014, 10:03

Protesters blocked truckers on the only highway from Mombasa port to Nairobi, threatening to choke the main trade artery with much of east Africa.

Thursday, 02 October 2014

Muslims condemn protest pigs

02 October 2014, 09:59

Muslim community in Kampala city centre have condemned the use of pigs which were dropped near their shops by suspected protesters, saying it is abuse of their religion.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Residents protest cop’s early retirement decision

30 September 2014, 16:49

A policeman’s decision to take early retirement from work has sparked protests in Nyatike, Migori County, after residents demanded to be told those pressuring the officer into submission.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Tanzania police arrest several people in opposition protests

28 September 2014, 06:42

Protests broke out in at least two Tanzanian towns, after opposition leaders called for nationwide demonstrations to oppose an assembly writing the country's constitution, leading to the arrest of several protesters.

Tuesday, 09 September 2014

Githurai residents demand for release of police officer

09 September 2014, 10:21

Traffic flow on Thika Highway was disrupted by protesters who were demanding for the immediate release of a police officer who is accused of murder.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Tens of thousands protest Pakistan's government

16 August 2014, 09:40

Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in Pakistan's capital, defying the pouring rain to demand the prime minister step down in the biggest challenge yet to the country's government.

Friday, 15 August 2014

3 killed in Egypt as Islamists protest

15 August 2014, 20:04

3 killed in Egypt as supporters of ousted Islamist president protest.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Irate residents storm OCPD’s office over soccer fan murder

17 June 2014, 14:15

Kisumu residents stormed the OCPD's office protesting the murder of a video hall manager by an AP officer.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Scores arrested in University student protest

21 May 2014, 08:21

Over 100 people were arrested in Nairobi as student protests over a fee increase descended into running battles with riot police.

Rioting University students charged in court

21 May 2014, 18:46

26 University of Nairobi UON Students arrested in the wake of protests against alleged increase in tuition fees were charged with rioting and released on a KES 500 cash bail.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

University students to block roads in protests

20 May 2014, 08:14

Transport activities along all highways leading to Nairobi CBD might be paralysed due to expected mass protests by University students over fees increment.

Kaimenyi denies University fee increase

20 May 2014, 12:10

Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi has denied claims that he ordered for the increase of tuition fees for students in all public universities.

Police clash with university students, several injured

20 May 2014, 13:30

At least seven people were injured when anti-riot police clashed with students from Machakos University College, who were protesting against alleged government’s plan to increase university tuition fees.

Police fire tear gas on university students

20 May 2014, 14:31

Police fired tear gas into university buildings where protesting students had taken cover.

Thursday, 08 May 2014

Matatu operators protest over prosecution of their colleagues

08 May 2014, 07:18

Normal traffic flow along Nairobi’s Githurai route was disrupted by matatu operators who were protesting against the arrest and prosecution of their colleagues over the twin blasts that ripped two buses along Thika Road.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Rowdy UoN students boycott exams demanding semester extension

14 April 2014, 15:07

A group of rowdy UoN students disrupted exams demanding extension of semester to cover for time wasted time during the recent lecturers' strikes.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

MP urges constituents to shun violent public demos

27 March 2014, 09:24

Residents of Kimilili Constituency in Bungoma have been asked to seek alternative and non-violent methods of making their grievances known to the public instead of protesting in the streets.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Police clash with residents, lob teargas at governor

26 March 2014, 14:25

Bungoma Governor, Ken Lusaka found himself in unfamiliar territory after police officers fired in the air and lobbed teargas canisters at the crowd of protesters he was addressing at Kamukuywa market.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Community clashes with police over land

25 March 2014, 12:39

Members of the Ogiek Community had a confrontation with police after they stopped land owners from ploughing their farms in Ngongongeri, Njoro district.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Mexican team put bags over heads in wage protest

17 March 2014, 15:13

Players at Mexican second division side Celaya have appeared in an official team photograph with brown paper bags over their heads in protest at unpaid wages.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Maasai Mara University students protest against insecurity

10 March 2014, 15:04

Business came to a standstill for hours in Narok town after students of the Maasai Mara University took to the streets to protest the attack of three of their colleagues by unknown people.

Wednesday, 05 March 2014

Kakamega traders protest over increased taxes

05 March 2014, 12:39

Police used teargas canisters to disperse thousands of traders who threatened to storm the office of Kakamega County governor Wycliffe Oparanya.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Irate protestors shut Chepalungu CDF office

24 February 2014, 15:19

Business came to a standstill at Sigor town in Chepalungu constituency after a section of residents held a demonstration to protest an alleged misappropriation of CDF cash.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

USAID officials accused of planning to topple government

13 February 2014, 10:35

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs was asked to summon the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officials to give information over its alleged plans to topple the Government using activists.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Brazil journo brain-dead after protest injury

11 February 2014, 12:10

A Brazilian television station says one of its cameramen has been declared brain-dead after being injured during a violent protest in Rio de Janeiro.

Uganda outrage at Kenyan gay, lesbian protest

11 February 2014, 14:38

A section of Christians in Uganda have criticized the protest by Kenyan gays and lesbians seeking the legalizing of such marriages.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Traders demonstrate over demolition of stalls

22 January 2014, 10:31

More than 300 traders operating in Nakuru town staged a demonstration along Nakuru - Eldoret highway after they found their stalls destroyed by County government officers.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Solai residents demonstrate over power blackout

17 December 2013, 12:34

More than 300 residents from Kamukunji village in Solia Nakuru held a peaceful demonstration Monday afternoon over a power blackout that has lasted for five days.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Turkana MP summoned for inciting protests against Tullow oil

31 October 2013, 18:39

MP for the Turkana South, James Lomenen, has been summoned in court for inciting his community to protest against Tullow Oil that led to the British firm suspending its operations in Turkana.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Maseno University students protest over insecurity

30 October 2013, 08:50

Students at the Maseno University protested against increased incidents of insecurity at the learning institution.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Police patrol Tullow Oil exploration sites

29 October 2013, 08:44

Police officers are guarding Tullow Oil exploration sites in Turkana County after local residents held protests demanding that they be given a fair share of jobs at the sites forcing the company to suspend its operations.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Tullow Oil suspends work in Turkana

28 October 2013, 07:06

Tullow Oil has suspended drilling operations on two blocks in Turkana County due to security concerns.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Taxi operators protest alleged police harassment

25 October 2013, 09:37

Taxi operators held a protest against alleged harassment by traffic officers bringing traffic at the Meru-Kithirune highway to a standstill.

Friday, 04 October 2013

Tension in Mombasa over Rogo's killing

04 October 2013, 10:50

Armed police officers have been deployed in Majengo and Kisauni as authorities anticipate protests from supporters of slain Sheikh Ibrahim Rogo.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Sudan arrests 700 people in week of deadly anti-government unrest

30 September 2013, 20:10

Seven hundred people have been arrested during a week of the worst unrest in central Sudan in years, as protests continued against President Omar Hassan al-Bashir.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Fresh Sudan fuel protests erupt after Friday prayers

27 September 2013, 22:39

Sudanese flooded streets after Friday prayers in a fifth day of protests against fuel price hikes that have seen dozens killed.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Fresh riots rock Sudan

26 September 2013, 20:27

Fresh rioting has erupted in Sudan as protests sparked by a government decision to scrap fuel subsidies raged into a fourth day and medics reported an overall toll of 29 people killed.

Army deploys after deadly Khartoum riots

26 September 2013, 22:21

Sudanese authorities have deployed troops around vital installations and gas stations in Khartoum following days of rioting over gas price hikes that left at least 30 dead.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Protester's death used to 'spread chaos'

11 September 2013, 21:00

Turkey's Interior Minister Muammer Guler sayst protesters were attempting to use the death of a young man during a demonstration to "spread chaos".

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Protest halts Libyan port's oil exports

23 July 2013, 11:02

Protesters demanding jobs closed off the eastern Libyan port of Zueitina for a sixth day, extending a halt in oil exports, authorities said.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Protest by boda boda operators

19 July 2013, 16:32

Boda boda (motorcycle) operators paralysed transport services in Nairobi, protesting what they termed as police and crackdown on their business.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Traders storm County Assembly

18 July 2013, 11:26

Over 200 small scale traders from Narumoru stormed Nyeri County Assembly protesting over demolition of their business stalls.

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