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Congolese authorities close two opposition radio stations

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in New York has issued a statement asking authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to immediately reopen two…

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Posted in Breaking News Central Africa Media Freedom

Congo detains female newspaper editor

A female journalist Sylvanie Kiaku has been detained in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo on charges of criminal defamation. Kiaku, the editor…

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Posted in Breaking News West Africa

Nigerian journalist Frank Eleanya wins APO Group invitation

Online News Editor Frank Eleanya from Nigeria has won APO’s invitation to attend the Web Summit, the largest tech conference in the world, to be held…

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Posted in Breaking News Southern Africa

Zimbabwe general warns on foreign bases in Djibouti

Major General Trust Magoba,  a special advisor to the African Union office for Peace and Security, has raised concern at foreign interference on the continent….

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Posted in Breaking News Media Freedom

Pegasus spyware used to target journalists, civil society

By Chernoh Alpha M. Bah  A recent report published by Citizen Lab has revealed that Pegasus, a spyware created for mobile devices, may have been deployed against a…

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California: ‘Hip Hop King’ receives 28 years jail term

By Steve Gorman A California court has slammed a 28 years jail term on former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight. The rap chief was sentenced…

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California to host 2020 International AIDS Conference

By Chernoh Alpha M. Bah  Monica Gandhi and Cynthia Carey-Grant have been nominated as chairpersons for the 23rd International AIDS Conference scheduled to take place…

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Somali authorities detain radio journalist

 Intelligence personnel in Somalia have reportedly detained  a radio journalist, Mohamed Abdiwali Tohow without charge on allegations of spreading “false news.” Tohow was arrested Wednesday September…

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Posted in Breaking News Media Freedom

Unknown Attackers kill Puntland Journalist

Police in Puntland, a semi-autonomous region in Somalia, have been instructed to investigate the killing of Abdirisak Said Osman, a reporter and photographer with the…

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Uganda: Eight journalists arrested for covering Bobi Wine’s return

Police in Uganda have reportedly detained at least eight journalists covering the return of opposition member of parliament,  Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine,…

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