Nigerian police fired apparently unlawfully on a peaceful protest by the Shia Islamic Movement in Nigeria in the capital, Abuja, on July 22, 2019.
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INEC says constitutional and legal alterations and amendments alone cannot solve the challenges of the electoral process in the country.
The authorities have struggled to maintain a balance between regulating against extreme views and hate speech and preserving the right to free speech.
In the 60-plus years since the countries of sub-Saharan Africa started becoming independent, democracy there has advanced unevenly.
The money was “derived through corruption” during the presidency of Sani Abacha in the 1990s, according to Jersey’s Civil Asset Recovery Fund.
In a dozen countries across Africa, governments have put laws that “improperly constrain” nongovernmental organizations and imperil civil society.
An independent U.S. watchdog named 16 nations “countries of particular concern” for engaging in “systematic, egregious violations” of religious freedom.
Renewed aspirations for democracy in Africa could more effectively be promoted by a joint leadership of free African States than by external conditionality. Africa’s salvation must come from within Africa.
Unidentified men today arrested Jones Abiri, the editor and publisher of the Weekly Source newspaper, in the Bayelsa state capital, Yenagoa.
Zimbabwean state security agents have seized a consignment of a new book written by Olusegun Obasanjo and MDC deputy chairperson Tendai Biti.