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Murder sparks riots in Abidjan

Protesters fought paramilitary police in Ivory Coast’s capital yesterday, throwing stones and burning tyres after the killing of a well-known opposition figure. The unrest opened a second week of violent protests that have paralysed Abidjan, one of west Africa’s economic hubs. Paramilitary police fired into the air and lobbed tear gas grenades to disperse hundreds of rioters in the working class neighbourhoods of Abobo and Adjame. Police helicopters whirred overhead as officers clubbed protesters and loaded some into police vans. Protesters accused government agents of killing Ash Karamoko Kamara, a comedian and supporter of the opposition Rally of the Republicans. Full Story

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