Mass protests going on in five African countries

South Africa's Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema. [File, Standard]


In Nigeria's capital Lagos, opposition politicians have called for street protests over what they have described as rigging in last month's presidential elections. Nigeria's main opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) led by its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, is protesting in the streets over alleged electoral fraud. They marched to Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices, protesting against the country's election results released a week ago.

Tunisia's President Kais Saied. [AP]

In Senegal, supporters of Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko are protesting in the capital Dakar in support of the aspiring presidential candidate, who faces a libel case set to resume this week.

Senegal opposition leader, Ausmane Sonko. [Courtersy]