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It’s relatively common for armed forces to open fire on peaceful protesters in Nigeria. Previously, the government would control the flow of information and as a result, the popular narrative. This time, they can't.
Even before the Cameroonian leader called for the suspension of the mobile phone tax on 19 October 2020, key stakeholders involved in the process such as telephone network providers, operators of the electronic platform which was to collect the payment.
The #EndSars protests in Nigeria have so far grown in influence despite the presidential order to dissolve the unit. For a good number of reasons, the protesters will continue to reorganize themselves if their demand for police brutality to end is only seen on paper.
In South Africa, address data are maintained in silos at different government entities. There is limited coordination and adherence to international standards; a good practice is lacking around information management.
There's an ongoing social media campaign for the government to halt the implementation of a new method for the payment of Customs clearance fees for imported mobile devices. The method pushes the burden of payment to the final user in case of default by the importer.
The Nigerian Police Force has been ranked as the most corrupt public institution in Nigeria. This means that if the government wanted to fight corruption, the first place to start should be the office of the Inspector-General of Police.