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Proposed Digital Security Act -- a shield or a sword?

The draft 'Digital Security Act 2018' was approved at a cabinet meeting chaired by the prime minister recently. The new law would render sections 54, 55, 56, 57 and 66 of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act defunct. The proposed Digital Security Act spells out both offences and punishments...

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Ethnic violence in Ethiopia stoked by social media

In Ethiopia social media is a double-edged sword: capable of filling a sore need for more information but also of pushing the country toward even greater calamity.Thousands of Ethiopians remain displaced after ethnic violence last September drove an estimated 200,000 to 400,000 from their homes in the neighbouring Oromia and...

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