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Nigeria’s #EndSARS protest: De-escalate tensions, start deep police reform

28 October 2020 What began as an orderly demonstration against an abusive police squad has become a national crisis in Nigeria. To lower the temperature, the government needs to move quickly to investigate wrongdoing by security agencies, give victims the justice they deserve and initiate far-reaching police reforms.  Unprecedented protests against police brutality have spun into deadly clashes in several …

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Bishop Kukah: Nigerians must resist totalitarian Social Media Bill

30 November 2019 Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, Nigeria’s Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, who is also the Episcopal Chair for the Commission, Mission & Dialogue, has sharply criticised the Government of Nigeria for its intention to enact a law that, he says, will stifle legitimate dissent and free speech. In a statement made available to Vatican News by the Catholic News …

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Nigeria bill aims at punishing hate speech with death

28 November 2019 Nigeria is preparing legislation that could mean the death sentence for anyone found guilty of hate speech. It is also contemplating new media laws that have earned it the accusation of trying to curtail free speech. While hate speech on social media is a problem affecting the world, not many countries resort to such extreme measures as are in the …

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