1 Feb 2020
The Lagos state government has announced a ban on commercial motorcycles and tricycles in the city’s major residential and business hubs in the state capital. While this is not the first ban on commercial bikes, known locally as Okadas, this time, the state has also explicitly banned operations of motorcycle-hailing startups. InsideStuff brings you why the state government needs to be encouraged.
22 Dec 2019
Officials in parts of India banned people from meeting up in groups, but sporadic demonstrations continue. Read the latest here.
1 Nov 2019
Twitter has banned political advertising on its platform. The company's chief executive said on Wednesday, as social media platforms face pressure to block attempts to steer elections with false information.
7 Oct 2019
A Hong Kong judge has rejected a bid from the city's pro-democracy legislators to suspend the government's ban on wearing face masks at protests. Mass demonstrations have continued in defiance of the ban.
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.