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East African court rules Tanzania newspaper ban illegal

The East African Court of Justice on Thursday said Tanzania must annul the publication ban placed on a local weekly newspaper two years ago.

Presidency explains detention of ‘journalist’ Jones Abiri

Presidency has dispelled insinuations that the arrest and continuing detention of Mr. Jones Abiri, who claimed to be a journalist, trampled on freedom of the press.

EU urges Mali ‘restraint’ after opposition protest crackdown

The European Union urged Mali's government Monday to respect "freedom of expression" and "show restraint" after dozens of people were hurt in banned opposition protests two months ahead of presidential elections.

Video: Rapper Falz fires up the internet with ‘This is Nigeria’

With nearly three million YouTube views in less than a week and an avalanche of reactions on social media, rapper Falz’s This is Nigeria has touched a nerve about the nation’s problems.

Uganda’s parliament passes controversial tax on social media users

Uganda's parliament has passed a controversial tax on people using social media platforms.

2019: We didn’t deny Kingsley Moghalu support group use of facility – Niger government

Niger State government has denied stopping members of the Kingsley Moghalu Support Organisation (KMSO) from making use of the state government-owned Abdulsalami Abubarkar Youth Centre, Minna, after booking the facility for use last Saturday to promote their candidate ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Turkey slams Emmanuel Macron over Recep Erdogan magazine cover support

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has slammed French President Emmanuel Macron over his support for a French magazine's cover calling President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a "dictator".

PDP petition police over assault on Senator Urhoghide

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) faithful across Edo South Senatorial district, on Monday, protested the assault on Senator Matthew Urhoghide at the Benin Airport by suspected All Progressives Congress (APC) thugs.

Senate committee chair seeks legislation against hate speech

The Senate Committee Chairman on Public Affairs, Sen. Abdullahi Sabi, has called for the enactment of a law to deal with the issue of hate speech and press freedom in the country.

Tanzanian court stops govt from making online content regulations

Tanzanian High Court on Friday restrained the government from starting to regulate online content, which was to begin on Saturday.

Telegram shutdown sparks anger in Iran

Internet freedom has become a new political battlefield in Iran as a judicial order to block Telegram, a widely-used messaging application, has ignited anger among its tens of millions of users.

Amnesty: Human rights at risk in Nigeria

The intimidation and harassment of journalists and bloggers, as well as violent crackdowns on peaceful protests, show the determination of the authorities to suppress the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in Nigeria, said Amnesty International Nigeria on Thursday, World Press Freedom Day.

Benjamin Netanyahu praises Israeli army after killings of Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has praised Israel's security forces after the killings of 17 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, just as condemnation over the Israeli army's use of live ammunition against protesters grows.

Ivory Coast security forces stop opposition march

Riot police in Ivory Coast on Thursday arrested protesters and fired teargas to prevent an opposition demonstration from going ahead, AFP journalists said.

Two Tanzanians arrested over call to protest ‘dictatorship’

Tanzanian police said on Wednesday they had arrested a driver and a farmer accused of urging fellow citizens to protest against the increasing authoritarianism of President John Magufuli on social media.

UN urges George Weah’s Liberia to develop freedom of expression

The UN’s rapporteur on freedom of expression on Friday called Liberia and its newly-elected president George Weah to build on the country’s gains in press freedom and transparency.

Court fixes April 23 to hear suit seeking to stop indiscriminate deployment of military

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday fixed April 23 to hear a suit seeking to stop the Federal Government from deploying the military on place of the police to maintain law and order in the 34 states of the federation.

Russia cautions against dividing terrorists into ‘good’, ‘bad’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday urged all the countries to avoid dividing terrorists into the “bad” and “good”.

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