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Nigeria, Hate Speech Bills and a dying democracy
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Politics and Society Nigeria, Hate Speech Bills and a dying democracy

With a Hate Speech Bill and a shrinking democratic space, Nigerian lawmakers have become no different from the country’s military rule which saw dictatorship thrive. The final breath of democracy in Nigeria is being killed by Nigerian lawmakers, and Nigerians run the risk of losing what is left of their freedom if they continue to sit in silence.

Zimbabwe renames streets in honour of African anti-colonial icons and revolutionaries
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Politics and Society Zimbabwe renames streets in honour of African anti-colonial icons and revolutionaries

The government of Zimbabwe has approved the renaming of roads in the capital Harare and other cities to honour African liberation icons, Zimbabwean independence struggle stalwarts, and political figures who have supported the African cause. Those honoured include, Angola’s Agostinho Neto, Botswana founding leader Sir Seretse Khama, Patrice Lumumba and Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro among others.