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Violent protests are a symptom of people being ignored by politicians

Widespread protest action reflects a sense of alienation in a democracy, and people feel destruction is the only way they’ll be heard.

Niger Junta arrests ex-ministers for alleged plot

Niger's military junta has arrested a dozen close aides of former president Mamadou Tandja for allegedly plotting against the new authorities.

Authoritarian drift

Chavez takes Venezuela deeper into repression as he neutralises his foes, writes Rory Carroll.

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Eight things you need to know about the vaccine rollout

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