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Uganda court orders end to Bobi Wine house arrest

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Uganda’s High Court on Monday ordered security forces to end their confinement of presidential election runner-up Bobi Wine. Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulani,...
Finance Tech

Cyber criminals publish more than 4,000 stolen Sepa files

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Cyber criminals who stole thousands of digital files belonging to environmental regulator Sepa have published them on the internet. The public body had about 1.2GB...
African News

South Africa tackles secretive party funding with law, but still allows anonymous donors

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa signed a law on Friday requiring political parties to disclose donations of more than 100,000 rand ($6,650) in a bid...
Business Finance

Nigeria’s central bank vow sanctions against IMTOs still paying remittances in naira

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The Central Bank of Nigeria has vowed to sanction international money transfer operators (IMTOs) that are still, despite its directive, paying remittances in the local...
African News

UN: ‘Disturbing’ allegations of rape in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict

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The UN says it has received “disturbing” reports of sexual violence and abuse in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region, including of individuals forced to rape members...
Politics Tech

Nextdoor scrambles to address QAnon after Capitol attack

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For months, Nextdoor moderators have struggled with the challenge of addressing QAnon content on its neighborhood sites — but after last week’s deadly attack on...
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Reddit bans Donald Trump forum for inciting violence

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Reddit has banned r/donaldtrump for encouraging and glorifying violence after Wednesday’s mob attack on the US Capitol. Axios reporter Sara Fischer first reported the news,...
Business Finance

Naira devalues to N410.25/$1 at official NAFEX window

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There are indications that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) may have affected an adjustment in the foreign exchange rate that officially devalues the Naira...
African News

Top Ugandan rights lawyer arrested

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Nicholas Opiyo, a human rights lawyer and founder of Chapter Four Uganda, a Ugandan-based rights organisation, has been held by the police since Tuesday. Since...
Tech

US: Civil rights groups move to block expansion of facial recognition in airports

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A coalition of civil rights groups led by the American Civil Liberties Union have filed an objection to the proposed expansion of Customs and Border...