University students have been injured in Liberia after their protest against the high cost of living was allegedly disrupted by supporters of the ruling party – the Congress for Democratic Change.
The incident happened as the country celebrated its independence anniversary yesterday.
The protesters included some members of the ruling party, who are unhappy with the government’s performance.
According to local media on Wednesday, the group disrupting the protest, called the “Council of Patriots”, was heard saying they had gone to stage a counter protest to dispel claims by the student demonstrators that the government of George Weah was not performing well. END
Meanwhile, the death toll following a suicide explosion in the Somali coastal town of Marka, in the regional capital of Lower Shebelle has increased to at least 20 from nine.
One of the victims include district commissioner, Abdullahi Wafow.
The Islamist militant group al-Shabab said it carried out the attack. END