The Nigerian government has fined MTN billions saying its failure to deactivated SIM cards helped Boko Haram kill thousands.
The brief "unauthorized takeover" of parliament has come amid tensions between President Muhammadu Buhari's ruling APC and the main opposition. The opposition labeled the incident an attempted "legislative coup."
The exodus from Nigeria's ruling APC of one-time allies of President Buhari is reminiscent of the moves that led to his predecessor's defeat. Buhari's APC is now "the other faction," the lawmakers who split insist.
At least 86 people have been killed in fighting between Muslim herders and Christian farmers. The attack is part of a seemingly unstoppable cycle of violence that many consider to be Nigeria's largest security challenge.
In a bid to combat electronic fraud, Thailand is making biometric checks mandatory for all those obtaining new SIM cards. Authorities say the data will be kept "private and safe."
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