Nigeria’s president was “embarrassed” by measures Twitter took, an official exclusively told The Daily Beast. His response? To impose a country-wide Twitter blackout, of course.
Philip Obaji Jr. is a Nigeria-based correspondent for The Daily Beast, covering sub-Saharan Africa. He won the Future Awards Africa Prize in Education in 2014, and the Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year in 2015. Follow him on twitter @PhilipObaji
An extraordinary show of support for Russian intervention in the streets of Africa can be exposed by The Daily Beast as a total sham.
Residents in the Nigerian town where hundreds of schoolgirls were kidnapped say they warned authorities of “strange men” in the area prior to the abductions.
Sources tell The Daily Beast that the air force officers tasked with finding dozens of abducted boys in Nigeria had zeroed in on an “exact location” before their plane crashed.
As nurses go on strike over colleagues dying due to a lack of PPE, one witness told The Daily Beast that burials near his home had quadrupled since the beginning of the year.
Fake news about the U.S. coronavirus vaccine—promoted by Russian-linked trolls—is spreading quickly across Africa and making people wary of the lifesaving shot.
Russian-linked trolls are waging disinformation warfare in multiple African nations, seeking to boost pro-Russia candidates in important elections.
“Some of us were killed,” one boy recounted in a video before their release. Some three hundred boys were abducted in the attack on a school in northern Nigeria.
Russia is using mercenaries to intimidate anyone looking into its activities in the Central African Republic—and pro-Russia disinformation campaigns are going viral in the country.
An African troll farm has been recruiting students to boost Trump and bash Dems on WhatsApp. Its kingpins have fake names and ties to Russia.