Protest targets rail line over Kenya’s oldest wildlife park
Africa / International News / Science

Protest targets rail line over Kenya’s oldest wildlife park

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Angry protesters marched in Kenya’s capital on Friday against plans to build an elevated railway line over the country’s oldest national park, saying the project will threaten wildlife that includes lions, leopards and giraffes. The Chinese project would cross six kilometers of Nairobi National Park. Dozens of conservationists and others carried … Continue reading

Dancing in Chile to protest dictatorship disappearances
Latin America & the Caribbean

Dancing in Chile to protest dictatorship disappearances

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Violeta Zuniga gets around with a cane because of her knee problems, but nothing can keep the 83-year-old from performing Chile’s national dance to protest her partner’s disappearance during the country’s military dictatorship. The cueca dance is performed by couples during Chile’s national holidays, a source of celebration and pride for … Continue reading

Hundreds detained, 3 dead in Gabon election protests
Africa

Hundreds detained, 3 dead in Gabon election protests

LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon’s newly re-elected president sought to assert authority Thursday as the presidential guard attacked the opposition candidate’s party headquarters amid fiery protests that have seen three killed, hundreds detained and the internet blocked. The opposition quickly alleged election fraud after results announced Wednesday showed that a family dynasty stretching back to … Continue reading

Amid threats of violence Venezuelan opposition tests resolve
Latin America & the Caribbean

Amid threats of violence Venezuelan opposition tests resolve

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro promise to flood the streets of Caracas Thursday,Sept. 1,  in a major test of their strength and the government’s ability to tolerate growing dissent. The march called the “taking of Caracas” aims to pressure electoral authorities to allow a recall referendum against Maduro this year. The … Continue reading

Officials, union trade blame for deadly Mexico clash
Education / International News / Latin America & the Caribbean

Officials, union trade blame for deadly Mexico clash

OAXACA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities and protesters on Monday traded accusations of responsibility for weekend clashes that left eight people dead and more than 100 wounded in the restive southern state of Oaxaca. Federal Police Chief Enrique Galindo, speaking on local Radio Formula, said few teachers were involved in the violence and attributed it … Continue reading

Anti-Trump protests turn violent outside New Mexico rally
National / Politics

Anti-Trump protests turn violent outside New Mexico rally

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In one of the presidential campaign year’s more grisly spectacles, protesters in New Mexico opposing Donald Trump’s candidacy threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, injuring several, and toppled trash cans and barricades. Police responded by firing pepper spray and smoke grenades into the crowd outside the … Continue reading

Thousands of Poles protest efforts to change abortion law
Europe / International News

Thousands of Poles protest efforts to change abortion law

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of Poles rallied Saturday, Apr.9, against tightening Poland’s anti-abortion law, which is already among Europe’s strictest. Street protests were organized in Warsaw and in other Polish cities by a new pro-abortion group that opposes a recent call by some Catholic bishops for an unconditional ban on abortion in Poland, and … Continue reading

Huge Moroccan protests against UN chief’s stance on W Sahara
Africa / International News

Huge Moroccan protests against UN chief’s stance on W Sahara

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Up to 1 million Moroccans marched through their capital Sunday March 13, to protest the U.N. secretary-general’s remarks about the contested Western Sahara territory. It was an unusually massive show of public anger for Morocco, and was encouraged by leading political parties. Morocco considers the vast mineral-rich Western Sahara as its … Continue reading

South Africa: Protesting students torch university buildings
Africa / International News

South Africa: Protesting students torch university buildings

  JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Students were ordered on Thursday to abandon a South African university, leaving behind charred, smoldering buildings after protests turned violent. North-West University said protesting students burned an administration building and science center at the campus in Mahikeng (also called Mafikeng) on Wednesday night. Student protests have erupted across South Africa, often … Continue reading

Actor James Cromwell escorted from NY event for heckling
National / U.S. News

Actor James Cromwell escorted from NY event for heckling

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) — Actor James Cromwell was one of two people escorted from an upstate New York business event for protesting an award given to an energy company. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports (http://bit.ly/1SyXr1F ) that the 75-year-old actor whose work includes “Babe” and “L.A. Confidential” was removed from the Tuesday night … Continue reading

Kenya police tears-gas protest against corruption
Africa / International News

Kenya police tears-gas protest against corruption

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police Tuesday tear-gassed a peaceful demonstration in support of government action against corruption in East Africa’s largest economy. About 200 demonstrators held a peaceful march to the Supreme Court and Parliament buildings where they delivered petitions asking those institutions to do more to tackle corruption in Kenya, demonstration organizer Boniface … Continue reading

Brazil police want to question former president Silva
Latin America & the Caribbean

Brazil police want to question former president Silva

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s Supreme Court on Friday said that federal police have asked for its permission to question former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for possible involvement in the kickback scheme that has engulfed state-owned oil company Petrobras. The court’s press office confirmed the request, which was first reported by weekly newsmagazine … Continue reading