Video footage from Saturday captured a uniformed police officer in Angola’s capital, Luanda, beating a peaceful protester in a wheelchair until he falls to the ground. More officers wrench banners and leaflets from other protesters with physical disabilities. The police then leave the scene, as people struggle to help the beaten man.
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Despite a rare peaceful transition of power and relatively peaceful elections in the Central African Republic, the country remained insecure, unstable, and beset by serious human rights violations.
Political violence and government repression intensified in DR Congo in 2016 as President Joseph Kabila clung to power beyond his constitutionally mandated two-term limit, despite widespread opposition.
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