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Fundamentalists target Twitter and Facebook in unprecedented move
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores the ruling by an Islamic court ordering a Nigerian human rights group, the Civil Rights Congress, to close its blog and stop hosting debates on Twitter and Facebook ...
Information increasingly a rare commodity in Nigeria
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is alarmed about the glaring gaps in domestic news coverage in Nigeria in the run-up to the 14 February presidential election, especially in the northeastern state of Borno.

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The Republic of Biafra was a secessionist state in south-eastern Nigeria.
Close to a Thousand Nigerian Girls Freed, Many Malnourished or Pregnant
Inter Press Service
Thousands of Nigerian former hostages are liberated, a large number of them were malnourished or pregnant.
Connexions Library: Africa Focus
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Africa.
Deforestation, exploitation, hypocrisy: no end to Wilmar's palm oil land grabs
Van Schaik,Anne;Ojo,Godwin
The Ecologist
With the deadline for the full implementation of Wilmar's 'No peat, no deforestation, no exploitation' promise, the oil palm giant is keen to push its green image in Europe. In Nigeria however, forest...
Files Open New Window on $182-Million Halliburton Bribery Scandal in Nigeria
Fitzgibbon, Will
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
British lawyer facilitated bribes through secret Swiss HSBC accounts in his name and names of family members; revelations may place Nigerian government under pressure.
Fundamentalists target Twitter and Facebook in unprecedented move
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Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores the ruling by an Islamic court ordering a Nigerian human rights group, the Civil Rights Congress, to close its blog and stop hosting debates on Twitter and Facebook ...
Nigerian media seek to cope with Boko Haram threat
Henry, Cora
This spring, everyone who knew of Adeola Akinremi's plans to travel to northeast Nigeria to report on the tens of thousands displaced by Boko Haram told him to be extremely careful. Some urged him not...
The Nigerians Who Dare to Speak of Love as a Tide of Anti-gay Hatred Rises
Mark, Monica
The Guardian
A new crackdown on gender minorities has led to arrests and fears of mob violence. But a brave few are still fighting for sexual freedom.
£1bn a month: the spiralling cost of oil theft in Nigeria
Vidal, John
Guardian Weekly
It's a crime with international repercussions, and second only to the drugs trade for the money it earns. And it threatens to destabilise Africa's second-largest economy.
Statement to the Court
Saro-Wiwa, Ken
Against the Current
I have no doubt at all about the ultimate success of my cause, no matter the trials and tribulations which I and those who believe with me may encounter on our journey. Nor imprisonment or death can s...
Stemming the tide together: Soil, not oil
Bassey, Nnimmo; Shiva, Vandana
Pambazuka News
We are living in a rapidly changing world. The changes that we are witnessing have not come about by accident; they have been carefully orchestrated and the price has been dire. Today, a handful of co...
Why Do Jihadis Seem So Evil?
Malik, Kenan
Kenan Malik
The day before the Paris carnage, two suicide bombers killed at least 40 people in a Shia district of Beirut. The week after, two suicide bombings of street markets in Nigeria killed 49 people. Faced ...

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The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media
Steven, Peter
Peter Steven aims to make readers realize the power and influence of dominant media but, at the same time, also understand that they are not "omnipotent" and that there are alternative forms available...
There Was a Country
A Personal History of Biafra
Achebe, Chinua
A coming of age account, set against the backdrop of the Nigerian Civil War, or the Biafran War, of 1967-1970.

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