Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Why Nigeria's hate speech bill is a jokes killer

In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks...

Nigeria's Daily Trust undermined security, army says

The Nigerian army says it raided the offices of the private Daily Trust newspaper for...

Somalia's vital Aamin Ambulance service 'faces closure'

The only free ambulance service in Somalia's capital is under threat of closure and is...

Gabon Rebel Chief Arrested, Two Killed After Failed Coup – President’s Office

Africa17:02 07.01.2019(updated 19:19 07.01.2019) Earlier in the day, a group of military servicemen reportedly seized the state broadcasting station of Gabon to announce the...

Egypt May Soon Ban Niqabs From Public Places – Reports

World19:07 04.11.2018The debate over a full-face veil ban has ongoing in Egypt for some time already, ever since the Egyptian government took strong, decisive...

Blood, Blunders and Blame: World’s Best, Worst and Weirdest Military Coups

A small group of rebel soldiers stormed a television station on Monday, January 7, claimed to have deposed ailing President Ali Bongo and proclaimed a "National...

Cameroon drops fake news charges against Mimi Mefo

The Cameroon government has dropped charges of fake news levelled against a prominent TV journalist...

Norwegian Foreign Minister Admits to Letting Libya Down After NATO Campaign

Europe09:51 11.01.2019(updated 13:05 11.01.2019) Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide has stressed the lack of a plan to follow Norway's bombings of Libya as part...

Boko Haram crisis: Amnesty accuses Nigeria troops of rape

Nigerian soldiers have raped women and girls who fled the insurgency by militant Islamist group...

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