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11 September 2020

Stories from 11 September 2020

School children and their teacher kidnapped in Nigeria's Kaduna, as armed bandits run amok

The armed bandits who abducted four students and their teacher from Damba-Kasaya, Kaduna State, Nigeria are demanding a ransom to release their captives.  

Are Romance languages becoming more gender neutral?

Each language is morphing in its own way -- and not everyone is happy about it.

Website exposing military corruption blocked in Myanmar

"It shows the increased intolerance by the government on freedom of expression and that they are trying to cover up the crimes and corruption of the military."

In DR Congo, will new legislation protect citizens’ digital rights?

In Democratic Republic of Congo, a citizen movement is underway to reclaim digital rights that have been violated for years under a vague and outdated legislation.

Why Malawi urgently needs a data protection law

In January 2018, the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) announced a mandatory national sim card registration exercise tied to the national ID process.

Thousands of Salvadorans endure COVID-19 without running water to wash their hands

"I am so frustrated and angry that I am considering leaving El Salvador once the pandemic is over. "

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