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Ghanaian journalist jailed for making claims against President

– – A Ghanaian journalist has been jailed for fourteen days by a court after he was found guilty of contempt of court on Tuesday. The Accra-based broadcaster working for Power FM, Oheneba Boamah Bennie was arraigned before a High Court. He was captured on tape alleging that Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo met with some eight judges including the Chief… Read More
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Ghana: Highway robbers kill UK-based journalist on assignment

– – Investigations have begun into the killing of a journalist with London-based MTA Television Channel by armed robbers in Ghana. Syed Taalay Ahmad Sahib and his colleague, Umaru Abdul Hakim were attacked by the criminals while on a mission to film documentary on places where Khalafu had stayed in Africa. They were accosted on the Tamale Kintampo highway while… Read More
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Kenyan journalist shot dead at her home by gunmen

– – A female journalist working for Kenya’s state broadcaster, Betty Barasa has been shot dead in her house in Ngong, Kajiado County. According to police, Betty Barasa on Wednesday night was waiting for the gate to her residence to be opened when gunmen accosted her. The suspects according to police were hiding at a nearby house, which is still… Read More
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DR Congo: Journalist killed over Ebola reportage

The army in the Democratic Republic of Congo has said that a Congolese journalist has been killed at his home over his reportage on the deadly Ebola virus. The unidentified attackers, according to the army raided Papy Mumbere Mahamba’s home in Lwebma, in the north-eastern province of Ituri, killing him. His wife was also wounded in the attack with his… Read More
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Australia denies African journalist visa for press freedom event

Australian authorities have denied a prominent Cameroonian journalist visa to attend a press freedom conference in Australia. Mimi Mefo Takambo had been invited to speak at the press freedom event but had her visa application rejected. Australia’s Department of Home Affairs had said in its rejection letter that they were “not satisified” that Mimi, had an “employment and financial situation… Read More
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Morocco’s king pardons journalist jailed for ‘having abortion’

Morocco’s king Mohammed VI has pardoned a female journalist jailed for allegedly having an “illegal” abortion. Hajar Raissouni, 28 was also accused of having sexual relations outside of her marriage and jailed for a year in September. Her Sudanese fiance and gynaecologist have also been jailed one and two-years, respectively over the issue. But an anaesthetist and medical assistance who… Read More
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Gambia: Talented journalist and activist dies in car crash

A young and talented Gambian journalist, Sise Jaha Sawaneh has reportedly died in a car crash on Wednesday. Sawaneh was a very popular activist for peace and social development in Gambia. The Gambia Press Union said in a statement that she was “involved in a car accident that happened in Kiang and claimed the lives of two others.” The statement… Read More
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The Moroccan journalist jailed for ‘having abortion’

A Moroccan journalist Hajar Raissouni has been jailed for a year by a court for allegedly having an “illegal” abortion. Raissouni, 28 was also accused of having sexual relations outside of her marriage, Al Jazeera reported. Her Sudanese fiance and gynaecologist have also been jailed one and two-years, respectively over the issue. But an anaesthetist and medical assistance who were… Read More
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Ghana: Soldiers force journalist to weed as punishment

A Ghanaian journalist was this week forced by some military officers to weed for an hour as punishment. Mr James Harry Obeng, according to state newspaper, Ghanaian Times alleged that he was manhandled by the soldiers at Michelle Camp, near the capital, Accra for no reason. The journalist has now reported the case to the country’s Commission on Human Rights… Read More

French journalist Camille Lepage killed in CAR

Ms Lepage had been working in CAR for several months French photojournalist Camille Lepage has been murdered while working in the Central African Republic, presidential officials in Paris say. The body of Ms Lepage, 26, was found when a French patrol stopped a car driven by Christian anti-balaka militia in the Bouar region, a statement said. She had reportedly been… Read More