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17 Aug 2019
Nigeria already has import bans in place for some everyday products and 70% tariffs on others. Now President Buhari has directed the central bank to stop providing funding to food importers.
23 Jul 2019
Mooketsi Kgotlele, the former head of the Botswana Football Association, has been banned for life for accepting bribes in relation to international matches. Which games were concerned remains a mystery.
23 Jun 2019
In January 2019, an ordinance that officially bans offensive language was passed in Luzzara. Mayor Andrea Costa wants to put a stop to insults and aggression and has lined up "educational sanctions" for offenders.
22 Jun 2019
A ban has come into force prohibiting commercials that reinforce gender prejudices. A prominent German feminist told DW that Germany is dragging its heels on the problem.
31 May 2019
Reps to Buhari: Rescind decision on gun license ban.
20 May 2019
Huawei cut off from Android and US chips amid US ban.
10 Jan 2019
The Rwandan government has banned cosmetics used for skin lightening or "bleaching". Rwandan president, Paul Kagame, had earlier raised concerns about the growing use of skin-lightening products on social media.
11 Dec 2017
Three more Russian athletes -- champion biathlete Olga Zaytseva and cross country skiers Yulia Chekaleva and Anastasia Dotsenko - have appealed against their doping bans.
28 Mar 2017
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says the United States and almost 40 other countries will not join negotiations at the U.N. aimed at agreeing on a nuclear weapons ban treaty.
8 Feb 2017
The Trump administration argued its case in support of reinstating a travel ban from seven Muslim-majority nations during questioning by appeals court judges on Monday night.
6 Feb 2017
Dozens of Somali US visa holders, as well as Green Card holders and those travelling on temporary US travel documents, are in frantic efforts trying to get back to the United States before President Donald Trump’s immigration ban is reinstated.
30 Jan 2017
Former US President Barack Obama has spoken out against President Donald Trump’s ban on immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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