LAGOS: Nigerian music star 2Face on Sunday called off a protest he had planned against the government and its handling of the country's economic crisis, citing security concerns. The popular Afro-Pop artist, whose real name is Innocent Idibia, had last week called on Nigerians to march on February 6 to protest the worsening economic conditions in a country frustrated by galloping inflation and sluggish growth. The police said on Thursday they would not allow the march to go ahead because "hoodlums are planning to…
DHAKA: A popular satirical writer has been arrested in Bangladesh for posting articles poking fun at the government, an official said Friday, hours after a three-week ban on Facebook for security reasons was lifted.
NEW DELHI: A popular folk singer was arrested in southern India on Friday for allegedly writing and singing a song that criticised the local government over state-owned liquor shops, his lawyer said.