Somali journalist arrested for interviewing rape victim

Somali journalist arrested for interviewing rape victim

(Source: CPJ). A Somali freelance journalist has been in custody in the capital city Mogadishu since last week Thursday after he was arrested for interviewing a woman who claimed she was raped by government soldiers, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said last night. Abdiaziz Abdinuur, also known as ‘Koronto’, was summoned on Thursday to […]

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Journalists deliberately targeted by police in Togo protests

Journalists deliberately targeted by police in Togo protests

(Source: CPJ). At least four journalists were reported injured on Thursday by police while covering an anti-government protest in Togo capital city, Lomé, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today, citing local news reports. Several journalists and local press freedom group SOS Journalistes en Danger, said police had targeted a group of reporters with tear […]

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Mali war: Gao, Timbuktu and Kidal under France’s bombs, Islamists threaten Europe

Mali war: Gao, Timbuktu and Kidal under France’s bombs, Islamists threaten Europe

French Air Force’s helicopters and jet fighters, including Mirage F1, Mirage 2000 and Rafales, have bombed Islamists targets on Sunday in north Mali, in the cities of Gao and Timbuktu, destroying ammunitions stores, training camps and military bases and killing several Jihadists, Radio France Internationale reported last night. Gao is the city housing the headquarters […]

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France conducting military operations in Mali, Konna retaken

France conducting military operations in Mali, Konna retaken

EU and Nato member state France has come to the rescue of its former colony Mali, deploying military firepower, including helicopters and ground troops, to flush out Islamist fighters of Ansar-Dine, AQIM, and Mujao, who have ‘overstepped their limits’ and seized the town of Konna in central Mali on Thursday afternoon. Mali defence ministry confirmed […]

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Mali Islamists seize town of Konna, advancing towards Sévaré, Mopti

Mali Islamists seize town of Konna, advancing towards Sévaré, Mopti

The town of Konna in central Mali was seized yesterday afternoon by Islamist fighters of Ansar-Dine (defenders of Islam), Mujao (Mouvement pour l’Unicité et le Jihad en Afrique de l’Ouest), Al-Qaida in Maghreb (AQIM) and Nigeria’s Boko Haram, after intense and deadly battles with the Malian army, according to reports from the capital city Bamako. […]

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DRC soldiers attack radio station, assault and detain journalists

DRC soldiers attack radio station, assault and detain journalists

Elements of the Congolese army (FARDC) stand accused of storming Radio Tujenge Kabambare, a community radio station in the east of the country, and vandalising its studios and confiscating equipment, and detaining its staff, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said last night, citing the station’s director and the Congolese press freedom group […]

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South Africa, Ghana and Zambia, Africa’s biggest electricity exporters

South Africa, Ghana and Zambia, Africa’s biggest electricity exporters

South Africa, Ghana and Zambia are the continent’s biggest exporters, according to US-based PenWell Corporation. But the three countries, like many of their counterparts in sub-Saharan Africa, are still besieged by power shortages, due to lack of investment, outdated infrastructure and technology, lack of reforms in the sector, corruption and weak policies. Sub-Saharan Africa has […]

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Tanzanian journalist found dead in forest

Tanzanian journalist found dead in forest

A journalist was found murdered in northwestern Tanzania on Tuesday, three days after he went missing from his home, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said, citing local journalists and local reports. The body of Issa Ngumba (45), a reporter for Radio Kwizera, was found in Kajuhuleta Forest with a gunshot wound in […]

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