> Over the last year, the Nigerian tech community has been rattled by arbitrary startup regulation, a cryptocurrency ban, and a Twitter ban entering its fourth month. Nigeria has also seen telecomms shutdowns in two states, ostensibly for security reasons.



> Some said the role of tech leaders in supporting last year’s anti-police brutality protests was the final straw for the government.

> The defiant protesters held their ground, singing the national anthem and chanting, when a convoy of soldiers arrived. Shortly thereafter, according to a CNN investigation, the soldiers fired live ammunition to disperse the crowd of young people. [...] At least 15 people died that evening


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