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Rights group urges lifting Ugandan social media ban

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Amnesty International is calling for Ugandan officials to lift bans on social media imposed ahead of Thursday’s election. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni announced on Tuesday...
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Iran’s smog, blackouts made worse by power-sapping crypto mining

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Outages have been compounded by cryptocurrency mining, which uses banks of high-powered computers. Cities across Iran have been cloaked in thick layers of toxic smog...
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Algerian president returns to Germany for coronavirus-related treatment

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Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has flown back to Germany for treatment in hospital for complications in his foot resulting from a coronavirus infection, according to...
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Indonesian plane crashes after take-off with 62 aboard

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A Sriwijaya Air plane crashed into the sea on Saturday minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta. The plane was on a domestic flight...
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Algerian jailed for three years for political protest memes

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A supporter of Algeria’s Hirak protest movement was sentenced to three years in jail Monday for satirical social media posts mocking the government and religion,...
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World Bank predicts 4% global economic growth, 1.1% for Nigeria in 2021

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ABS-CBN The World Bank says global economy is expected to grow by 4 per cent in 2021, assuming an initial COVID-19 vaccine rollout becomes widespread...
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Reuters cameraman detained in Ethiopia has seen no evidence against him – lawyer

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Reuters cameraman Kumerra Gemechu has been held in solitary confinement for nearly a week without charge or being given any evidence of wrongdoing, his lawyer...
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South Africa tightens restrictions amid surge in coronavirus cases

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South Africa has announced tighter restrictions once again to combat the increase in coronavirus infections driven by a faster-spreading new variant. Among other restrictions announced...
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Ever-present Boko Haram threat casts shadow in Niger

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Seven years after the first Boko Haram attacks in southeastern Niger, people in the city of Diffa, dare not even speak the group’s name. Residents...