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Will Lanisha Bratcher go to jail for voting in North Carolina?

By Josh Wilson / January 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Will Lanisha Bratcher go to jail for voting in North Carolina?

Lanisha Bratcher of Hoke County, North Carolina, might be going to jail because she voted. She is an American citizen of legal voting age, so that’s not the problem. Occupy Wall Street joined the NAACP as thousands marched in midtown Manhattan on December 10, 2011 to defend voting rights.But Bratcher’s an ex-convict, and in her […]

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Nigerian candidate targets abductions, crime

By Heather Bourbeau / October 5, 2018 / Comments Off on Nigerian candidate targets abductions, crime

Oby Ezekwesili, a former minister of education and co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls advocacy group, threw her hat into the ring for the 2019 presidential elections in Nigeria. She will run as the candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria. In a speech last week, Ezekwesili said that the government “promised to […]

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Togo’s opposition leader hospitalized after hunger strike

By Heather Bourbeau / October 4, 2018 / Comments Off on Togo’s opposition leader hospitalized after hunger strike

Togolese opposition leader Nicodeme Ayao Habia was taken to a clinic in Lomé, the Togo capital, following a 14-day hunger strike. Habia was demanding the release of about 40 protestors who had called for the resignation of Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe. The ambulance that had taken Habia tried to cross into Ghana to seek better […]

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