Political and civil unrest

Street vendors use parasols reading "Abobo ADOland" in reference to the Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara, who is known as ADO, at Abobo neighborhood in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. International election observers in Ivory Coast said Monday that voter turnout was "extremely low" in parts of the country after leading opposition candidates called for a boycott to protest President Alassane Ouattara's bid for a controversial third term. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
November 02, 2020 - 10:04 pm
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast's electoral commission said Tuesday that President Alassane Ouattara had overwhelmingly won a third term in office after his two main opponents boycotted the election. Ouattara received 94.27% of the vote in Saturday's election, the commission said. The voter...
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A man paints the grave stone of a relative in white, as a symbol that the soul of the deceased remains in peace, as members of the family stand by, during the Day of the Dead celebrations in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
November 02, 2020 - 7:58 am
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — International election observers in Ivory Coast said Monday that voter turnout was “extremely low” in parts of the country after leading opposition candidates called for a boycott to protest President Alassane Ouattara's bid for a controversial third term. Tensions...
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FILE - In this Wednesday Oct. 28, 2020 file photo, Chadema Presidential Candidate Tundu Lissu smiles as he shows his finger marked with ink after casting his vote at Ntewa Primary School polling station in Ikungi town Singida region, Tanzania. Tanzanian opposition leaders said Monday Nov. 2, 2020, that police have arrested key colleagues and charged them with “terrorism-related offenses” and sealed off areas where a peaceful protest was to begin over last week’s election that they call too flawed to stand. CHADEMA's presidential candidate, Tundu Lissu, and ACT Wazalendo leader Zitto Kabwe added: "We believe that there have been attempts to arrest the two of us." (AP Photo/File)
November 02, 2020 - 7:56 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzanian opposition leaders said Monday that police have arrested key colleagues and charged them with “terrorism-related offenses” and sealed off areas where a peaceful protest was to begin over last week’s election that they call too flawed to stand. Emmanuel Mvula,...
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Young people take part in a massive protest against the conservative government on the eighth straight day of angry demonstrations that were triggered by a recent tightening of the abortion law, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 02, 2020 - 5:57 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister appealed Monday for talks with the leaders of massive protests that were triggered by the tightening last month of the nation's strict abortion law and are continuing despite a resurgence of COVID-19. Just hours before nationwide street blockaders and...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Richard B. Russell Airport, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Rome, Ga. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 01, 2020 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday suggested the FBI should stop investigating an incident in which his supporters were seen surrounding a Biden campaign bus in Texas, which led Democrats to cancel an event there. The president’s tweet came hours after the FBI confirmed that it was...
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King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida greet supporters in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. Under increasing pressure from protesters demanding reforms to the monarchy, Thailand's king and queen met Sunday with thousands of adoring supporters in Bangkok, mixing with citizens in the street after attending a religious ceremony inside the Grand Palace. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
November 01, 2020 - 6:07 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Under increasing pressure from protesters demanding reforms to the monarchy, Thailand’s king and queen met with thousands of adoring supporters in Bangkok, mixing with citizens in the street after attending a religious ceremony inside the Grand Palace. Crowds of royal devotees waited...
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Protective masks are burned by supporters of Brazilian President Bolsonaro during a rally in favor of Bolsonaro's position that no one will be forced to use them and eventually get a coronavirus vaccine, on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov.1, 2020. Brazil has confirmed more than 159,000 deaths from the virus, the second highest in the world, behind only the U.S. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
November 01, 2020 - 2:50 pm
SAO PAULO — Protesters have gathered in Brazil’s two biggest cities to demonstrate against any mandate for the taking of a coronavirus vaccine, supporting a rejection campaign encouraged by President Jair Bolsonaro in opposition to the advice of most health professionals. A small group of people...
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Supporters of Brazilian President Bolsonaro burn protective masks while rallying in favor of Bolsonaro's position that no one will be forced to use them and get an eventual coronavirus vaccine, on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. Brazil has confirmed more than 159,000 deaths from the virus, the second highest in the world, behind only the U.S. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
November 01, 2020 - 2:33 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Small groups of protesters gathered in Brazil's two biggest cities Sunday to demonstrate against any mandate for the taking of a coronavirus vaccine, supporting a rejection campaign encouraged by President Jair Bolsonaro. People assembled in downtown Sao Paulo calling for the...
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People help a woman after she collided with a police during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. Nearly three months after Belarus' authoritarian president's re-election to a sixth term in a vote widely seen as rigged, the continuing rallies have cast an unprecedented challenge to his 26-year rule. (AP Photo)
November 01, 2020 - 11:27 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Thousands of protesters in Belarus swarmed the streets of the capital to demand the resignation of the country's longtime president for the 13th straight Sunday and encountered police using stun grenades to break up the crowds and making warning shots in the air from what...
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Muslim activists from various organizations participate in a protest against France, near the French Consulate, in Kolkata, India, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Muslims have been calling for both protests and a boycott of French goods in response to France's stance on caricatures of Islam's most revered prophet. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
November 01, 2020 - 1:55 am
PARIS (AP) — Many countries, especially in the democratic West, champion freedom of expression and allow publications that lampoon Islam’s prophet. So why is France singled out for protests and calls for boycotts across the Muslim world, and so often the target of deadly violence from the extremist...
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