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Police, army forces fill Djibouti’s streets to prevent anti-government protest, witnesses say

NAIROBI, Kenya — Opposition political leaders from Djibouti say government soldiers and police filled the streets to prevent a planned demonstration against the president. Djibouti — a tiny East African nation that hosts a U.S. military base — saw thousands … Continue reading

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Mass arrests stopped further Djibouti protests

afrol News, 27 February – The planned resumption of mass protests in Djibouti this weekend was hindered by massive police presence in the capital and arrests of about 300 opposition and civil society leaders. Friday 18 February saw an estimated … Continue reading

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Pro-democracy protests reach Djibouti

At least one person has been killed as pro-democracy demonstrations have taken hold throughout the strategic, small north-east African coastal state of Djibouti, echoing waves of protest seen throughout the Middle East. Opposition parties said more than 30,000 people protested … Continue reading

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Two killed in Djibouti protest

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Feb 19 (IANS) Two people were killed in a clash between protesters and police in the northern African country of Djibouti, Xinhua reported. In a statement, Djibouti’s interior ministry said one protester and one police officer were … Continue reading

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Anti-government protests hit Djibouti

DJIBOUTI (Reuters) – Anti-government protestors clashed with security forces in Djibouti on Saturday as the political uprising sweeping through the Middle East reached the tiny Horn of Africa state. Interior Minister Yacin Elmi Bouh said at least one policeman had … Continue reading

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