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South Africa riots force president to leave Commonwealth summit

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Cyril Ramaphosa travels to North West province where police have fired rubber bullets during protests over alleged corruption and failing services

South African police have fired rubber bullets at protesters as violent riots forced President Cyril Ramaphosa to cut short his attendance at the Commonwealth leaders’ summit in London.

Shops were looted, roads were blocked and vehicles set alight in North West province on Friday in unrest over alleged government corruption and poor public services. At least 23 people were arrested and one man was reported to have died in sporadic violence that erupted this week in Mahikeng, the provincial capital.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/21/south-africa-riots-force-president-to-leave-commonwealth-summit

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Unrest in Nicaragua continues: 26 dead, businesses looted

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Dozens of shops in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua have been looted as protests and disturbances sparked by government social security reforms continued Sunday, and human rights groups said at least 26 people have been killed in the continuing clashes.

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Source: http://www.latimes.com/la-fg-nicaragua-death-looting-20180422-story.html