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Congolese journalist held on defamation charge

Congolese journalist held on defamation charge

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of Pius Romain Rolland Ngoie, a well-known freelance journalist who has been held on a criminal defamation charge for the past[Read More…]

by December 30, 2020 0 comments Politics
Polls open in Central African Republic elections

Polls open in Central African Republic elections

There was a delay of around 50 minutes before polling stations in Bangui opened as voting materials had not been delivered on time. BANGUI: Polling stations opened Sunday for presidential[Read More…]

by December 27, 2020 0 comments Politics
Uganda halts campaigning for January 14 vote in several districts

Uganda halts campaigning for January 14 vote in several districts

Election commission suspends campaigning for presidential polls, citing coronavirus risks, as opposition cries foul. Uganda has suspended all campaigning for January’s presidential polls in the capital and 10 highly-populated districts,[Read More…]

by December 27, 2020 0 comments Politics
Turkey’s Defense Minister Flies to Libya

Turkey’s Defense Minister Flies to Libya

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar travelled to Libya on Saturday flanked by top military officers to inspect Turkish units in the country, the official Anadolu news agency reported. The unscheduled[Read More…]

by December 26, 2020 0 comments Politics
Three Burundi peacekeepers killed in CAR as rebels call off truce

Three Burundi peacekeepers killed in CAR as rebels call off truce

Killings come as violence escalates a day before CAR voters head to polls to choose a president and a new parliament. Unidentified “armed combatants” have killed three Burundian peacekeepers in[Read More…]

by December 26, 2020 0 comments Politics
Four jailed Burundian journalists pardoned by president

Four jailed Burundian journalists pardoned by president

Four Burundian journalists arrested in 2019 and jailed in January for offences including undermining state security have been granted a presidential pardon. “Under the terms of the present decree, the[Read More…]

by December 25, 2020 0 comments Politics
Seeing improvement, US restores DR Congo trade preferences

Seeing improvement, US restores DR Congo trade preferences

The United States on Tuesday restored the Democratic Republic of Congo’s favored trading status, pointing to improvements one decade after it was suspended over human rights concerns. President Donald Trump[Read More…]

by December 23, 2020 0 comments Politics
Former Tanzanian MP flees to Canada as crackdown deepens

Former Tanzanian MP flees to Canada as crackdown deepens

While serving as a prominent member of Tanzania’s parliament for a decade, Godbless Lema had always seen Canada as a potential holiday destination – not a place to seek protection[Read More…]

by December 22, 2020 0 comments Politics, Uncategorized
Tanzania ‘using Twitter’s copyright policy to silence activists’

Tanzania ‘using Twitter’s copyright policy to silence activists’

Twitter’s policy that deals with the infringement of copyright is increasingly being used to maliciously target accounts run by Tanzanian human rights activists in order to silence them, internet rights[Read More…]

by December 22, 2020 0 comments Politics, Tech
Facebook removes French, Russian accounts active in Africa

Facebook removes French, Russian accounts active in Africa

Individuals linked to Russia and the French military used fake Facebook and Instagram accounts to wage a covert disinformation campaign in the Central African Republic ahead of elections there this[Read More…]

by December 21, 2020 0 comments Politics