President Muhammadu Buhari signs bill against discrimination of persons with disability

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday signed into law a legislation that will henceforth criminalise common discriminations against persons with disabilities. The Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act would see corporate entities and individuals face excruciating sanctions if found guilty of discriminating against persons with impairments, according to Ita Enang, the president’s National Assembly liaison… Read More President Muhammadu Buhari signs bill against discrimination of persons with disability

One dead, dozens injured following platform collapse at presidential campaign rally in Borno State

At least one person died while over 50 people were injured on Monday after a platform at President Muhammadu Buhari’s election campaign venue in Maiduguri, Borno State, collapsed, witnesses said. President Buhari campaigned for his reelection in the state capital and the All Progressives Congress event at the Ramat Square was attended by thousands of… Read More One dead, dozens injured following platform collapse at presidential campaign rally in Borno State

Philippines conducts referendum for Muslim autonomy in southern region

Minority Muslims in the southern Philippines cast votes on Monday in a long-awaited referendum on autonomy, the culmination of a peace process to end decades of separatist conflict in a region plagued by poverty, banditry and Islamist extremism. Some 2.8 million people in the volatile Mindanao region are being asked if they back a plan… Read More Philippines conducts referendum for Muslim autonomy in southern region

Tens of thousands rally in Athens to protest Macedonia name change

Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters outside parliament on Sunday as tens of thousands of Greeks rallied in Athens to protest against a name deal with Macedonia. Central Athens turned into a sea of people holding blue and white Greek flags as thousands came from all over the country to rally against the accord… Read More Tens of thousands rally in Athens to protest Macedonia name change

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani declares intention to contest in 2019 presidential election

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday entered the 2019 presidential race after forging an alliance with a staunch critic to challenge his former governing partners at a time when the Taliban has shut him out of talks to end more than 17 years of war. 69-year-old Ghani is seeking a second term amid the war… Read More Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani declares intention to contest in 2019 presidential election

Indonesia to release alleged mastermind of 2002 Bali bombings Abu Bakar Bashir

Abu Bakar Bashir, the radical Muslim cleric and alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings, will be granted early release from jail on humanitarian grounds, Indonesia’s president said on Friday. 81-year-old Bashir, who is considered the spiritual leader of the Islamist group Jemaah Islamiah (JI), was convicted in 2010 under anti-terrorism laws for links to… Read More Indonesia to release alleged mastermind of 2002 Bali bombings Abu Bakar Bashir

Algeria to hold presidential election on April 18

Algeria on Friday announced a presidential election for April 18 without indicating whether veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika would stand, following calls for his nomination by a loyal ruling caste of businessmen, trade unions and the military. The 81-year old leader, who has been in office since 1999 and rarely been seen in public since suffering… Read More Algeria to hold presidential election on April 18

Facebook to introduce stricter political advertising rules in countries conducting elections in 2019

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to India, Nigeria, Ukraine and the European Union before significant votes in the next few months. As the largest social media service in nearly every big country, Facebook since 2016 has become a means… Read More Facebook to introduce stricter political advertising rules in countries conducting elections in 2019