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Hong Kong jails top activists Edward Leung for six years

Hong Kong's leading independence activist was jailed for six years on Monday for rioting and assaulting police, one of the city's harshest sentences against a democracy activist in recent years.

Protest in Hong Kong over activist’s election ban

Protesters in Hong Kong gathered outside the government's headquarters Sunday evening after a leading pro-democracy activist was barred from standing as a candidate in upcoming elections.

Students protest in Hong Kong over compulsory Mandarin

Hundreds of Hong Kong students protested Friday as tensions escalate on campuses over compulsory testing of Mandarin -- the dominant language of mainland China.

Hong Kong jails democracy activist Joshua Wong

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong was jailed for the second time Wednesday for his role in mass pro-democracy protests as concern grows that prison terms for young campaigners are shutting down debate in the semi-autonomous city as Beijing increases control.

Former police superintendent jailed for baton assault

A former senior Hong Kong police officer, Frankly Chu, who assaulted passersby with baton during the late 2014 pro-democracy protests, has been jailed three months.

British human rights activist Benedict Rogers barred from entering Hong Kong

A British human rights activist who has criticised the jailing of democracy campaigners in Hong Kong was barred Wednesday from visiting the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

Crowds rally in Hong Kong after activists jailed

Thousands of supporters of three jailed young democracy activists took to the streets in Hong Kong Sunday to protest their sentences.

Hong Kong jails three Umbrella Movement leaders

Three leaders of Hong Kong's democracy movement have been sentenced to jail for their roles in 2014 pro-democracy protests.

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Gbenga Daniel: Nigeria’s practice of democracy faulty

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SERAP seeks details of asset declarations of presidents, govs since 1999

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to Dr. Muhammed Isah, Chairman, Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) urging him to use his “good offices and leadership position to urgently provide information on specific details of asset declarations submitted to the CCB by successive presidents and state governors since the return of democracy in 1999.”

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Senator-elect Orji Kalu: Why politicians must leave issues of 2019 elections

Former Abia governor now senator-elect, Orji Kalu, has advised political leaders in the country to put issues concerning the 2019 elections behind them and focus on the real issue of governance.