30 Oct 2020
The Nigerian government is making plans to regulate the use of social media. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, and several laws-makers at different levels are talking about a pending bill explaining that responsible journalists have nothing to fear as the government’s intention was not to gag the media but to restore sanity to the nation’s airwave.
11 Mar 2020
A Nigerian journalist took to Twitter to recount how she was denied access to the National Assembly on Monday while trying to cover the public hearing on the controversial Social Media Bill because of her outfit.
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In an interview with FRANCE 24, Rafael Mariano Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said a preliminary agreement remains "possible" as international negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme have just resumed in Vienna in an attempt to salvage the 2015 agreement. But there is "little time left" according to Grossi, and Tehran must guarantee more transparency to the IAEA, in Iran's own interest.
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Uganda has deployed soldiers into the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, as part of a joint operation with the Congolese military. The troop movement followed bombardments against posts held by the Islamist ADF.
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President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has vowed to improve the fight against terrorism following protests in Burkina Faso. However, many people feel that these are empty words and have been calling for his resignation.
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The Turkish lira is in free fall — with devastating consequences for people in the Syrian region of Idlib. 46-year-old Khadija needs two jobs to provide for her family.
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A historic trial against members of Bashar al-Asad's regime has moved on to its main defendant. Germany is holding the trial under the principle of universal jurisdiction.
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This week, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey announced he was stepping down as CEO, and named Parag Agrawal, the company's chief technology officer, as his replacement. Agrawal has played a key role in driving the "re-acceleration" of Twitter's growth and helped oversee its fledgling cryptocurrency initiatives and machine learning efforts, a possible nod to why the Indian-American may have been the top choice for the CEO position.