Archive | September, 2016

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Journalists’ detention rises in Nigeria

At least 11 journalists, bloggers and media support staff are currently languishing in jail in Nigeria, as the government of Muhammadu Buhari steps up efforts to silence criticism and neutralise freedom of expression. Many observers continue to deplore the autocratic attitude of Buhari, a former general and dictator, who they believe has not been converted […]

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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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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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