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Nigeria says it suspended Twitter “indefinitely” after platform deletes president’s tweet

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Nigerian government said it has suspended Twitter “indefinitely” after the platform removed a tweet Friday from Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari for violating its abusive behavior policy.  Information and Culture Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed said the suspension is due......

Nigeria Bans Twitter After President’s Tweet Is Deleted

New York Times
DAKAR, Senegal — Nigeria has blocked Twitter after the social media site deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari that threatened secessionist groups in the southeast of the country who had been responsible for attacks on government offices. The government suspended Twitter, which is used by millions of Nigerians, on......

Nigeria says it suspends Twitter days after president’s post removed

Reuters
Nigeria said on Friday it had indefinitely suspended Twitter’s activities, two days after the social media giant removed a post from President Muhammadu Buhari that threatened to punish regional secessionists. Information Minister Lai Mohammed said the government had acted because of “the persistent use of the platform for activities that......

Africa’s political dynasties: How presidents groom their sons for power

BBC
Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang – in power since deposing his tyrannical uncle Francisco Macías Nguema, the country’s first head of state, back in 1979 – has already installed his son, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, as vice-president, in pole position to succeed him. BBC – For more and to sign......

Heavy metal rocks French President’s palace after YouTube bet

Reuters
General view of the Elysee Palace, the President’s official residence, is seen in Paris May 3, 2012. France goes to the polls on Sunday May 6, 2012 in the second round vote of its presidential election. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer Millions of people tuned in on Sunday to watch France’s Emmanuel Macron......

Lebanon’s Hariri will not form cabinet catering to president’s wishes

Reuters
Lebanon’s prime minister-designate Saad al-Hariri said on Saturday he will not form a cabinet that simply caters to President Michel Aoun’s wishes. “I will not form a government as the team of his Excellency the President wants it, nor any other political faction. I will only form the kind of......

Republican leaders, egged on by Trump, move to oust Cheney for repudiating the former president’s lies.

New York Times
House Republicans moved decisively on Wednesday to expel Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming from their leadership ranks for rejecting Donald J. Trump’s election lies, as top party leaders and the former president endorsed a replacement who has styled herself as a Trump loyalist. Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the No.......

The Presidents’ Club returns with Biden restoring consultations that Trump dismissed

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here While Biden has looked to history for inspiration, he appears to value the still-living primary sources of presidential knowledge just as much, seeking advice and comparing notes on a job that can really only be understood fully by the......

What Jill Biden’s guest list tells us about the president’s speech tonight

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here All five of the first lady’s guests will “personify some of the issues or policies that will be addressed by the President in his speech,” according to a release. | Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images First lady Jill Biden is bringing five......

N.C.A.A. Extends President’s Contract Amid Turmoil in College Sports

New York Times
Alan Blinder The president of the N.C.A.A., Mark Emmert, received a contract extension on Tuesday, a striking vote of confidence in a longtime executive as the governing body of college sports is under intense scrutiny and facing widespread demands for changes. The association’s Board of Governors, whose membership largely includes......

11 Wholesome Analyses By A Teacher Of His 1st Graders’ Answers To What They’d Do As Presidents Of The World

IA
While it is certainly challenging to be a teacher—after all, it’s the teacher that fosters a kid’s love and thirst for all things knowledge—it’s not all seriousness as there is a lot of fun to be had. This one had his first graders answer a very simple question: what would......

WATCH: The Chauvin verdict, and both former Presidents Trump and Bush are back in the news

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here 2. Biden calls George Floyd’s family Biden called George Floyd’s family, after the verdict, to offer support and a promise to prioritize police reform. 3. Trump gives vague answer when asked about 2024 run In an interview with Fox News......

Rebels threaten to march on capital as Chad reels from president’s battlefield death

Reuters
People drive past a Chad army tank near the presidential palace, after Chad’s President Idriss Deby, who ruled the country for more than 30 years and was an important Western ally, was killed on the frontline in a battle against rebels in the north, in N’djamena, Chad April 20, 2021.......

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