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Nigerian newspaper, Punch, to start addressing Pres. Buhari by his military title
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Politics and Society Nigerian newspaper, Punch, to start addressing Pres. Buhari by his military title

A leading Nigerian newspaper, Punch, has said it will henceforth prefix President Muhammadu Buhari’s name with his former military title he used when he ruled the country in a brutal manner in the 1980s. The publication says its stance is “a symbolic demonstration… against autocracy and military-style repression”.

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.

Meet two young Somali-American women who won city council seats in Maine and Minnesota
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Africans rising Meet two young Somali-American women who won city council seats in Maine and Minnesota

Despite ugly smear campaigns to discredit them, violent threats and racist comments 23-year-olds Safiya Khalid and Nadia Mohamed who are both former refugees still managed to secure historic victories by becoming the first Somali-Americans elected to the city council of Lewiston, Maine and St Louis Park, Minnesota respectively.