Stories from 4 February 2015
Spotify is leaving Russia in response to the economic crisis, the political situation, and the draconian Internet laws.
The debate on human rights in Cuba implies a thorough review of the model of democracy in this country.
World leaders expressed their condolences following the death of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Some even went as far as calling him a "strong advocate for women."
"I cannot help but feel sad. What makes us be so overcome with negative feelings when we see a minority who is different from us?"
"So its official. There is no democracy in Uganda. It's about Museveni and his Army."
"Through Internet censorship and control we lose an ability to be our own secret human – the one we are when nobody is around."
It is a very lucrative business to be a legislator in Uganda as Prudence explains: Friends, being a Member of Parliament in Uganda is good business. All you need to do is buy your way into the August House with a few sachets of salt, pieces of soap, some sugar...
According to radio station Echo of Moscow, roughly 15 percent of the library's total collection, including rare Slavic texts dating back to the 16th century, is no more.
Her attorney general faces obstruction-of-justice charges, but the prime minister has laid the blame for her government's woes elsewhere.
The main opposition candidate for Nigeria's presidential election, former military dictator and retired General Muhammadu Buhari, recently declined participating in a presidential debate.
Shirin Dalvi is accused of hurting religious sentiments. She says printing the cartoon was an honest mistake, but that no one is listening to her side of the story.
The State of Sinai, a militant group previously called Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis (ABM) before announcing its allegiance to ISIS, claimed responsibility for the attacks, which left over 25 dead.
Bulgaria has slid in international press freedom rankings, and corruption and lack of transparency plague the country's media sector.
It's nothing new, but netizens cannot understand why natural black hairstyles are deemed so offensive to authority figures in the Caribbean. Could race, rank and personal grooming be so intertwined?