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Ethiopia internet down

Authorities shut Internet access in eastern Ethiopia amid an outbreak of violence, residents said, a sign of challenges facing reformist Prime Minister...

The off switch: African rulers’ weapon against web-based dissent

Rapidly expanding access to the internet across Africa is helping grassroots opposition movements take on once-invulnerable regimes. Many entrenched rulers have a...

Jail for Tanzanians who chopped albino boy’s hand off

A Tanzanian court sentenced six men to 20 years in jail each for chopping off the hand of an albino boy in...

Internet access in Ethiopia cut off

Ethiopia has cut internet access nationwide until at least June 8 to try and stop cheats from posting high school exam papers...

Resumption of Syria peace talks delayed indefinitely – Russia

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday a Western failure to rein in violent Islamists in Syria had indefinitely delayed the...

Zambia election body halts campaigning over violence

Zambia's electoral commission has suspended campaigning in two cities, including the capital, due to escalating political violence before the August 11 elections,...