Twitter ban: Foreign Affairs Minister meets with diplomatic community
By TVC News Nigeria
09 June 2021 | 9:05 am
The Federal Government says it would restore Twitter operations in Nigeria if the platform would be used responsibly by the citizens.
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US President Donald Trump has announced a ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces. Many are now feeling betrayed after Trump promised to protect LGBT rights during his election campaign.
Aid groups are warning of a dire situation in Afghanistan following the Taliban's banning of female NGO workers. Many major international aid groups have suspended their operations, including the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). We spoke to the NRC's Afghanistan director, Neil Turner, who said that organisations like his need female employees in order to access the women they serve.
Tanzania's president has ended a ban on opposition rallies imposed by her autocratic predecessor, John Magufuli. The decision was cautiously welcomed as a win for democracy by human rights groups and opposition parties.
Online gambling is against the law in Indonesia, as are all other forms of gambling, but the authorities are finding it particularly hard to catch online gamblers red-handed. DW met up with one Indonesian man taking a big gamble by playing poker for a living.
The EU Parliament wants to end the export of recyclable plastics, often slammed for degrading health and environment in poorer countries.
The Taliban have banned women from universities in Afghanistan, sparking international condemnation and despair among young people in the country. The higher education minister announced the regression on Tuesday, saying it would take immediate effect.
The German government wants to ban the export of pesticides no longer approved in the EU. But manufacturers and distributors with their sights set on Africa as a growing sales market are not pleased.
George Pell is currently lying in state in a Sydney cathedral. Police have sought a court order to prevent protesters from disrupting his funeral.
A Tokyo court upheld a ban on same-sex marriage. However, it also deemed the lack of a legal system for same-sex couples "unconstitutional" and a human rights violation.
Last week the online encyclopedia was blocked over what Pakistan's media regulator deemed "blasphemous material." The government has unblocked the site following a public outcry.
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