Nigerian Govt Barred From Prosecuting Twitter Users

A West African court has restrained the Nigerian government from "unlawfully" prosecuting people from using Twitter, while it is considering a legal action launched by activists and journalists seeking to reverse a ban on the social media giant.The ruling follows a suit filed against the government by dozens of human rights and civil society groups

South Africa announces tough new coronavirus restrictions

The South African president has announced tough new restrictions to limit the impact of a third wave of the coronavirus.For the next two weeks alcohol sales are banned and all gatherings – including political and religious ones – are not allowed.The South African government has also extended an overnight curfew

George Floyd murder: Derek Chauvin sentenced to over 22 years

The US white ex-police officer convicted of murdering African-American man George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020 has been sentenced to 22 years and six months in jail.The judge said Derek Chauvin's sentence was based "on your abuse of a position of trust and authority, and also the particular cruelty

Ivorian ex-PM rejects life sentence

Former Ivorian prime minister Guillaume Soro has rejected a verdict that sent him to prison for life.“I totally reject these unfair verdicts, which have been handed down in violation of all the rules of law, and which are solely based on political reasons,” he said, in a statement published on

Nigerian lawyer sues government for N510 million over Twitter ban

Human Rights lawyer, Chief Malcolm Omirhobo, has filed a suit against the Federal Government before the Economic Community of the West African States (ECOWAS) community court in Abuja over the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria.Omirhobo is asking the court to declare that there is no law enacted by the

Billionaire Mackenzie Scott gives away £2bn more

Billionaire MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has donated another $2.7bn (£1.9bn) to a range of charities.Ms Scott said in a blog post that she wanted to give the money to those "that have been historically underfunded and overlooked".She wrote that she had chosen 286 organisations working on racial inequality,

UK to donate more than 100m surplus vaccine doses, says PM

Boris Johnson says the UK will start donating coronavirus vaccines to poorer countries in the next few weeks.More than 100 million surplus doses will be delivered in the next year, he announced ahead of the G7 summit.US President Joe Biden has promised 500 million doses of Pfizer vaccines to 92

France President Emmanuel Macron slapped in the face

French President Emmanuel Macron has been slapped in the face on an official visit to the south-east of France.In a video circulating on social media, Mr Macron is seen walking up to a barrier on a trip to Tain-l'Hermitage outside the city of Valence.A man in a green T-shirt slaps