Ugandan activist Vanessa Nakate spoke out after a news agency cropped her out of a photo of climate activists at Davos. The agency later updated with the correct photo.
“Does an African activist have to stand in the middle just because of fear of being cropped out?” pic.twitter.com/g4fKikqSkG
— AJ+ (@ajplus) January 25, 2020
The tweet written by President Buhari that Twitter deleted resuscitated the fears and ghosts of Nigeria's brutal civil war -- one that still ... reverberates through politics today. The spectacle of a Nigerian President - who himself took part in the genocidal events of 1967-1970 - using Nigeria's most traumatic national event to expressly and openly threaten an ethnic group on Twitter is an outrage.