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Russia moves to isolate self from global internet

Russia’s Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday gave tentative approval to draft legislation for the country to instate measures to isolate itself from the global internet.

Confusion as 2baba apologises to wife on Twitter

Nigerian pop star, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2baba, has apologised to his wife, Annie, for unspecified reasons in a thread on Twitter.
Heavyweight contender Jarrell Miller has received several offers for a potential fight with IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO world champion Anthony Joshua.

Jarrell Miller: I’ll take Anthony Joshua’s mum out after knocking him out

Heavyweight contender Jarrell Miller is promising to do a lot of damage on WBA (Super), WBO, IBF and IBO champion Anthony Joshua.

Governor Wike: NSA plotting to rig elections with INEC

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has alleged that the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) has directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to work with Internet service providers to shutdown Internet access during the forthcoming elections.

UN: Bigotry ‘moving at lightning speed on internet’

The UN has raised an alarm over what it termed the “alarming increase” in bigotry fuelled by the Internet.

Zimbabwe president struggles to draw line under brutal crackdown

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed on Tuesday to investigate security forces over their deadly crackdown on protesters, as he has returned to the country and scrambled to fend off a barrage of criticism.
Zimbabwe President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa smiles in the garden of The State House in Harare on August 3, 2018, at the end of a press conference. Mnangagwa defended the landmark election in which he was declared victorious, despite claims from the opposition of vote-rigging. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Emmerson Mnangagwa returns to Zimbabwe after protest crackdown

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has landed back in Harare, state television said on Tuesday, after cutting short a foreign tour over nationwide protests that were met with a brutal security crackdown.

NCC: Nigeria’s internet users hit 111.6m in December

Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to more than 111.6 million in December 2018, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said.
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DR Congo internet restored after 20-day suspension over elections

The internet is working again in the Democratic Republic of Congo after being blocked since December 31 in a likely attempt to dampen speculation about the presidential election results.
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Zimbabwe again forces ‘total internet shutdown’ amid unrest

Zimbabwe's government has again forced a "total internet shutdown," a media group says, after a days-long violent crackdown on people protesting dramatic fuel price increases.
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World cycling body to ban tramadol from March

World cycling’s governing body, the UCI, is to ban painkiller tramadol from March 1 and will punish offenders with penalties ranging from a fine to a nine-month suspension.

DSS: Senator Melaye now in our custody

The hooded security operatives who stormed an Abuja hospital and forcibly took away Dino Melaye have moved the ailing senator to a medical facility run by the Department of State Services, the secret police said late Friday.

Gabon coup bid highlights country in grip of uncertainty

"Who's in charge?" asked Gaston, a resident of Libreville, a day after Gabon's armed forces quelled an attempted coup.
The Democratic Republic of Congo government says it has cut the country’s internet services to avert a “popular uprising” as tensions rise pending the results of fractious presidential elections.

Election: DR Congo cuts internet services to avert crisis

The Democratic Republic of Congo government says it has cut the country’s internet services to avert a “popular uprising” as tensions rise pending the results of fractious presidential elections.

Western powers urge DR Congo to restore Internet

Leading western powers on Tuesday called on the Democratic Republic of Congo to restore internet access, which operators say was cut on government orders a day earlier following presidential elections.
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Internet shut down in DR Congo after presidential election

The internet has been shut down in key cities in the Democratic Republic of Congo a day after the much-delayed presidential election.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Tanzania dismisses travel advisory by US

Tanzania has reacted angrily to an advisory issued by the US to its citizens, against travelling to the East African country, terming the action malicious.
Phone SMS is used for more than just text messaging in Africa

NCC: How telecom subscribers used the internet in 2018

The Nigerian Communications Commission in its latest monthly subscriber data enumerates how Nigerians browsed the Internet in the year 2018.

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Another female presidential candidate withdraws from race

The National Chairman/presidential candidate of the National Interest Party (NIP), Eunice Atuejide, on Wednesday, announced her withdrawal from the race for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.