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EXCLUSIVE: Biden administration concerned over Nigeria’s suspension of Twitter, underscores importance of free exchange of information

“We are concerned by reports that the Government of Nigeria has suspended Twitter’s operations, which can undermine Nigerians’ ability to exercise their right to seek, receive, and impart information. As the President has stated, our need for individual expression, open public conversation, and accountability has never been greater,” said a spokesperson for the U.S. National Security Council.

Facebook suspends Trump for two years. He may return to platform on January 7, 2023

Facebook has suspended former President Donald Trump for two years. He...

President Buhari says some Nigerians want to “destroy” their country with “insurrection”, warns “rude shock awaits them”

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday issued a stern warning to "those bent on destroying the country through promoting insurrection, and burning down critical national assets: a rude shock awaits them, and very soon too."

His voice rising, Biden honors fallen soldiers with most forceful speech of his presidency, says democracy in peril, autocracy spreading, unity, equality needed now

His voice rising, President Biden said fallen soldiers are heroes who died for "democracy, liberty and simple fair play," and should never be forgotten.

Nigerians say state of ‘mass poverty’ and ‘widespread insecurity’ under Buhari is unsustainable, as Biden admin warns against government abuses

The state of mass poverty and widespread insecurity in Nigeria under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari is unsustainable, activists said in a statement to Today News Africa on Monday, even as the Biden administration warned against rampant abuses by the Nigerian government.


Amnesty International calls on Nobel Prize winning Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed to account for all missing persons following Hachalu Hundesa’s killing

The administration of Abiy Ahmed, the Nobel Prize winning Prime Minister of Ethiopia, must immediately reveal the whereabouts of dozens of politicians and journalists who were arrested alongside other people following widespread protests that erupted after the killing of Hachalu Hundesa, Amnesty International has said.

UPDATED: Nigeria’s Supreme Court sacks PDP Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo and declares APC Hope Uzodinma as winner


Human Rights Watch concludes Abiy Ahmed’s soldiers bombed civilians to death, schools, hospitals and markets in Tigray region

Humera and Shire, killing at least 83 civilians, including children, and wounding over 300.

Human Rights Watch calls on Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize winning Abiy Ahmed to restore internet and phone services in Oromia

The Ethiopian government should immediately lift the shutdown of internet and phone communications in the Oromia region, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. The two-month-long shutdown has prevented families from communicating, disrupted life-saving services, and contributed to an information blackout during government counterinsurgency operations in the area, the respected human rights organization added in a statement.


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