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Tanzania holds local elections, without opposition

Tanzania holds local elections, without opposition

Tanzania on Sunday held local government elections, viewed as a test case ahead of national polls next year, with the main opposition party boycotting citing violence and intimidation.

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha freed from house arrest

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha freed from house arrest

Cambodia freed opposition leader Kem Sokha from house arrest on Sunday, more than two years after he was arrested and charged with treason, but the charges remain and he is banned from politics ...

Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy lands in Malaysia

Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy lands in Malaysia

Self-exiled Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy landed in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on Saturday after promising to return home to rally opponents of authoritarian ruler Hun Sen.

Mozambique's Nyusi takes election lead, opposition cries foul

Mozambique's Nyusi takes election lead, opposition cries foul

Mozambique's incumbent President Filipe Nyusi has taken an early lead in results from this week's presidential election but the main opposition party has questioned the results ...

Uganda bans wearing of red beret, the opposition's trademark

Uganda bans wearing of red beret, the opposition's trademark

Uganda on Monday designated the red beret and tunic as official military clothing that could land civilians who wear them in jail, essentially banning the uniform of opposition leader Bobi Wine and his supporters.

British opposition leader calls for election to end Brexit 'crisis'

British opposition leader calls for election to end Brexit 'crisis'

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn called on Monday for a general election to try to end the Brexit impasse, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson came under pressure to recall parliament.

Moscow opposition holds vigils across city for free elections

Moscow opposition holds vigils across city for free elections

Russian political opposition supporters held vigils across Moscow on Saturday to call for releasing political prisoners and for free elections, after they were banned from holding a rally.

Russian opposition plans new protest despite over 1,000 arrests

Russian opposition plans new protest despite over 1,000 arrests

Russia's anti-Kremlin opposition said it was planning a nationwide protest next weekend despite police forcibly detaining over 1,000 people on Saturday for attending what they said was an illegal march ...

Russia detains more than 1,000 people in opposition crackdown

Russia detains more than 1,000 people in opposition crackdown

Russian police rounded up more than 1,000 people in Moscow on Saturday in one of the biggest crackdowns of recent years against an increasingly defiant opposition decrying President Vladimir Putin ...

Police in Moscow detain opposition activists before protest

Police in Moscow detain opposition activists before protest

Russian police have detained prominent members of the opposition in Moscow ahead of a planned protest later on Saturday which the authorities have declared illegal and warned could become violent.

Over 20,000 rally in Moscow as election anger boils over

Over 20,000 rally in Moscow as election anger boils over

More than 22,000 people packed a Moscow square Saturday to demand free and fair local polls, incensed by the authorities' refusal to put popular opposition candidates on the ballot.

Malawi police use tear gas as opposition protests grow

Malawi police use tear gas as opposition protests grow

Armed police used tear gas on Thursday to disperse demonstrators demanding the resignation of Malawi's president after an election they say was rigged, escalating the state's response to protests ...