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17 January 2019

Stories from 17 January 2019

Has Kyrgyzstan's new fine for spitting violated the country's ‘social contract'?

"If you don't touch us, we won't touch you."

Under Peña Nieto, Mexican journalists endured threats, killings — and digital surveillance, say researchers

Advox

"If they killed Javier Valdez [the] most protected member in the field, what can the rest of us expect? It is as if we all have a target on our...

Facing targeted attacks, Yemen's Christian minority struggles to survive

"Galileo" is a Yemeni who converted to Christianity three years ago. He's been arrested and tortured, and is now living in fear for his life.

Nigerien man stranded at Ethiopian airport for months

"I slept on the chairs, sometimes I slept in the mosque, I didn’t take shower for two months because [the] airport [has] no place for a shower."

Meet Nigeria's presidential candidates of 2019

The race is on for Aso Rock — the seat of Nigeria's presidency. Meet the 2019 presidential candidates.