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    Call for justice after body of South Sudan journalist dumped in farm

    Paris-based Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) has called on the government of South Sudan to shed the light over the murder of freelance journalist Isaac Vuni, whose body was discovered on Monday dumped in a farm in the Kerepi village located near the Ugandan border. RSF said on its website that Vuni and his brother Andruga […]

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Another Somali journalist shot dead

A Somali radio journalist was shot dead on Tuesday in the capital Mogadishu by unknown gunmen on motorbikes, the BBC reported this week. Abdiaziz Ali was the host of morning news program for Radio Shabelle, a fierce critic of both the government and terrorist group Al-Shabab. In New York, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) […]

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Nigeria SMEs can lift country’s economy out of recession: expert

Water has run dry in Nigerian companies as the economy slides further into recession and cash crunch bites harder, forcing business leaders to adopt desperate measures during these desperate times. An expert said that while big companies could withstand recession by being able to adjust by downsizing and cutting costs, the situation might be different […]

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Kenya journalists march to protest against police harassment

Journalists in Kenya took to the streets of Mombasa on Wednesday to protest against police intimidation and harassment, and demanded that their rights to perform their jobs be respected, Berlin-based Deutsche Welle (DW) and local media reports said. Fed-up with continuous threats, assaults directed towards the media and mysterious deaths, the protestors – men and […]

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Air travel sector booming in East Africa

The air travel sector in East Africa has experienced a year-on-year spectacular growth of 11.2%, while North Africa has seen little growth or even a decline, according to a study conducted by ForwardKeys. ForwardKeys CEO Olivier Jager said: “We are seeing a tale of two Africas, with North African countries suffering from political instability and […]

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2 DRC journalists detained as anti-Kabila protests turn violent

A Congolese reporter and his cameraman were detained in the capital Kinshasa by security forces on Monday, as they were covering the anti-protest march organised by the radical opposition led by Etienne Tshisekedi, according to reports by 7sur7. Agents of the DEMIAP, a military intelligence special unit controlled by the Presidency, arrested RFO AITV’s Dady […]

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