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Facebook Bans Israeli Firm That Ran Campaigns To Disrupt Elections

Facebook Bans Israeli Firm That Ran Campaigns To Disrupt Elections

 Facebook has removed hundreds of fake pages, groups, and accounts that it says were run by an Israeli firm that was targeting countries in Africa, CNN reports. CNN reports that the company, Archimedes Group, spent more than U.S.$800,000 running Facebook ads. Facebook said in a blog post that the accounts had almost 3 million followers. Archimedes Group “represented […]

Banks Come Together To Support Underprivileged Learners

Banks Come Together To Support Underprivileged Learners

The Bankers Association of Namibia (BAN) has embarked on a nationwide collection campaign which will result in bank employees taking to the streets on 22 February 2018 in Windhoek and shaking tins in support of underprivileged learners in need of stationery and school gear. Baronice Hans, Chairperson of BAN said education has been highlighted as […]

Liberia Bans Female Genital Mutilation For A Year

Liberia Bans Female Genital Mutilation For A Year

 Liberia has imposed a one-year ban on female genital mutilation – a highly contentious issue in the West African country – but campaigners said on Thursday it may not be enforceable and urged new president George Weah to push for a permanent law. The ban came into force after former leader Ellen Johnson Sirleaf signed […]

Ghana: FIFA Bans Biased Ghanaian Referee For Life

Ghana: FIFA Bans Biased Ghanaian Referee For Life

The Disciplinary Committee of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has imposed a life ban on Ghanaian match official, Joseph Odartei Lamptey, for his controversial handling of a the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal in November. He has been prohibited from taking part in any kind of football-related activity […]

U.S. tourism Sector Faces Squeeze Of Strong Dollar, Trump Travel Ban

U.S. tourism Sector Faces Squeeze Of Strong Dollar, Trump Travel Ban

The U.S. travel sector is bracing for a year in which a strong dollar and uncertainty over President Donald Trump’s travel ban could deter visitors, industry representatives said at the world’s biggest tourism trade fair in Berlin. Trump on Monday signed a revised executive order banning citizens from six Muslim-majority nations from traveling to the […]

FIFA Slams Fresh Two-Year Ban On Adamu

FIFA Slams Fresh Two-Year Ban On Adamu

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee of FIFA has slammed fresh, world-wide, two-year ban on former Director General of National Sports Commission (NSC), Dr Amos Adamu. The committee chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, banned the former CAF and FIFA executive committee member from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and […]

Tanzania: U.S Warns Govt Ban May Stall HIV Fight

Tanzania: U.S Warns Govt Ban May Stall HIV Fight

The United States warned the government against its decision to ban HIV/Aids services at 40 health facilities, and introduce new guidelines for Key Populations (KP), saying the move could cause a flare-up of the epidemic among those afflicted. In a statement, the US embassy in Dar es Salaam said the decision could impact HIV/Aids programmes […]

Uganda: Netherlands Envoy Condemns Ban On Sexuality Education

Uganda: Netherlands Envoy Condemns Ban On Sexuality Education

The Netherlands Ambassador to Uganda has condemned the Gender Ministry’s ban on comprehensive sexuality education in schools. His Excellency Henk Jan Baker, said Ms Janat Mukwaya, the gender minister, could have been misinformed on the critical role of young people having access to sexuality education. “Sexuality education is something that needs to be taken forward […]

Philip Morris’ Plans to Import N156bn Cigarettes Uncovered

Philip Morris’ Plans to Import N156bn Cigarettes Uncovered

Despite the alarm raised recently by Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth International (ERA/FoEN) of the flooding of Nigeria with “unlicenced, tax-not-paid” cigarettes and the deliberate violation of the National Tobacco Control Act, American firm, Philip Morris International (PMINTL), has again made moves to import 550 million cigarette units, worth about N165 million into the […]

There is no harmless mutilation!

There is no harmless mutilation!

For 15 years I have been fighting against FGM with my “Desert Fower Foundation”. FGM has been a trauma to me and is a trauma to every single woman affected by it. Now two US-gynaecologists in “Journal of Medical Ethics” argue that certain procedures ought to be tolerated by liberal societies. Permitting this compromise would […]