Day: June 27, 2021

Nigerian Government Bans Twitter

In early June 2021, the government of Nigeria announced that it had indefinitely suspended Twitter within its borders, according to Reuters. This announcement came just two days after Twitter removed a post made by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari which contained a veiled threat towards regional secessionists in the southeast, tweeting

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Senegalese Navy Seizes Eight Tonnes Of Cannabis Resin

Eight tonnes of cannabis resin were discovered on a boat off of Senegal’s coast on Sunday, 6 June 2021. The Senegalese navy escorted the boat to a naval base in Dakar where 8.37 tonnes of hashish were found. The hashish was split between 279 bags, according to authorities. The boat

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Ethiopian War Weaponized Access To Food Causing A Man-Made Famine

353,000 people in Ethiopia are estimated to be suffering catastrophic food shortages, according to the UN-backed Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC). Additionally, UNICEF reported 33,000 malnourished Ethiopian children at a high risk of death. Currently, starvation in Ethiopia is more widespread than anywhere else in the world. The nation

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Bitter Week For Families As Evidence To Be Read In MH17 Airliner Trial

On 7 June, a court in the Netherlands began hearing evidence against the four fugitive suspects in connection with the MH17 Malyasian airline crash. The four suspects – Russian nationals Sergei Dubinsky, Oleg Pulatov, and Igor Girkin, as well as Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko – are suspected of being key pro-Russian separatists

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