Africa

Authorities Charge Senegalese Journalist Pape Alé

Monday, November 14, 2022
Dakar, November 14, 2022 mdash; Senegalese authorities should drop all charges against journalist Pape Al eacute; Niang, release him, and reform the country rsquo;s laws to ensure journalism is not criminalized, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. On November 6, police

Somali Journalist Mohamed Isse Hassan Killed In Mogadishu Bomb Blast

Thursday, November 3, 2022
Nairobi, November 2, 2022 mdash;The Committee to Protect Journalists on Wednesday called for accountability for the killing of broadcast journalist Mohamed Isse Hassan and the injuries suffered by two other journalists and one media worker in October 29 twin bomb blasts in the Somali capital, Mogadi ...

A Call to Action: Averting Atrocities In Ethiopia’s Tigray War

Friday, October 21, 2022
A joint Ethiopian-Eritrean offensive has made significant gains in Tigray, marking yet another turn in Ethiopia rsquo;s brutal conflict. The risk of large-scale attacks on civilians is high. African and world leaders should take urgent action to prevent an even worse humanitarian catastrophe. < ...

Radio Cefod Journalist Orédjé Narcisse Shot Dead In Chad

Thursday, October 20, 2022
Dakar, October 20, 2022 ndash; In response to news

Somali Intelligence Personnel Arrest Press Rights Advocate Abdalle Ahmed Mumin

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Nairobi, October 11, 2022 mdash;In response to reports of the arrest of Somali press freedom advocate and freelance journalist Abdalle Ahmed Mumin, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement on Tuesday calling for his immediate release: ldquo;Abdalle Ahmed Mumin is a fea ...

Rwandan Court Acquits, Releases 3 Iwacu TVJournalists

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Nairobi, October 5, 2022 mdash;In response to the acquittal and release on Wednesday of three journalists for YouTube-based Iwacu TV who have been detained in Rwanda since October 2018, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement expressing relief: ldquo;We are greatly re ...

Somali Journalist Ahmed Mohamed Shukur Killed While Covering Security Operation 

Monday, October 3, 2022
Somali National TV journalist Ahmed Mohamed Shukur was killed in a bomb attack while covering a security operation in Basra on September 30, 2022. (Screenshot: SNTV/YouTube) Nairobi, October 3, 2022 mdash; In response to reports that Somali National TV journalist Ahmed Mohamed Shukur was ...

British Colonial Legacy Still Plaguing African Nations Today

Friday, September 23, 2022
The British Empire should have expired an ignoble death after World War II, and the monarchy disbanded. I believe that if President Franklin Roosevelt had his druthers, that was his intention. In her article below, my colleague, Nancy Spannaus, creator of the website, americansystemnow.com provid ...

Preventing Climate Disaster in Africa; Eritrea Leads the Way

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
As what is mainly a western caused climate disaster continues to hammer Africa, with tens of millions facing famine and starvation in the Horn of Africa, the small, underdeveloped country of Eritrea is leading the fight to prevent this from happening. Eritrea is doing this by aggressively carryin ...

Ethiopian Journalist Abay Zewdu Remains Detained After Court Grants Bail

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Nairobi, September 20, 2022 mdash; Authorities in Ethiopia should immediately and unconditionally release Abay Zewdu, chief editor of privately owned satellite and YouTube-based broadcaster Amara Media Center (AMC), and cease detaining journalists without charge, the Committee to Protect Journalist ...
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