Media rights group calls for release of detained Gambian journalist

Media rights group calls for release of detained Gambian journalist

The PEN Africa Network (PAN), a branch of PEN International has protested against the continued holding in secret confinement of Gambian radio journalist, Alagie Abdoulie Cessay. ...

Gambian journalists union calls for release of detained journalist

Gambian journalists union calls for release of detained journalist

The Gambia Press Union, the umbrella organization of Gambian journalists has called for the immediate release of Alhagie Abdoulie Sisay, the managing director of private radio ...

Sudanese authorities detain three journalists at Khartoum airport

Sudanese authorities detain three journalists at Khartoum airport

Three Sudanese journalists have been arrested on Saturday by the authorities at Khartoum airport, Sudan's Journalists' Association for Human Rights (JAHR) said here Sunday. JHR ...

Rwanda: Experts meet in Kigali on environment hazards

Rwanda: Experts meet in Kigali on environment hazards

Environment experts from across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean have expressed readiness to fight against pollution and promote green economy initiatives.The resolve ...

Sierra Leone’s transport minister denies violating procurement laws

Sierra Leone’s transport minister denies violating procurement laws

Sierra Leone`s Minister of Transport and Aviation has denied violating any procurement procedures in the purchase of the 100 buses recently making headlines in the local media. A ...

President Jammeh pardons Gambian dissidents in the diaspora

President Jammeh pardons Gambian dissidents in the diaspora

The Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has said, he has no issue with his critics based in the diaspora, and that he pardoned all dissident Gambians including those based in the west ...

Sharp deterioration of human rights in the Gambia – Amnesty Int’l

Sharp deterioration of human rights in the Gambia – Amnesty Int’l

The human rights situation in the Gambia has deteriorated significantly during the 21 years of President Yahya Jammeh's rule, Amnesty International said here Wednesday. In a ...

Nigeria: Airport authority denies preventing former First Lady access to VIP lounge

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Tuesday explained it never denied Dame Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, access to the VIP's lounge at the Port Harcourt International Airport.FAAN's denial is contained in a statement issued by Mr Yakubu Dati, its General Manager, Corporate Affairs. The statement said the news report of the incident which allegedly occurred ...

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Nigeria: Commission releases guidelines for conduct of insurance firms

Nigeria's National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) on Tuesday released guidelines for Market Conduct and Business Practice for all Insurance institutions in the country.The Commissioner for Issurance (CFI), Mr Fola Daniels, represented by the Director of Authorisation and Policy Directorate (NAICOM), Mr Piu Agboola, presented the guidelines at the 2015 Maiden Insurance Mega Conference in Abuja. The CFI said ...

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S/Africa: MPs to probe ministers over costly work at Nkandla – Parliament

South African Police Minister Nathi Nhleko and his Public Works counterpart Thulas Nxesi will on Wednesday face MPs' questions over the shoddy work done at great cost to government at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla village home in KwaZulu/Natal, APA has learnt.The ministers will be attending a meeting of the Parliamentary Ad-Hoc Committee on the Police Minister's Nkandla report‚ parliament said Tuesday on ...

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Land resettlement dominates Namibian headlines

The Namibian press on Tuesday reported that the process of identifying land that will be cleared and serviced started in Windhoek on Monday when President Hage Geingob toured parts of the city.The Namibian reported on the President's visit to various areas, including the Goreagab Dam area, which some residents attempted to occupy about a fortnight ago. According to the Windhoek-based daily, this comes after ...

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Zimbabwe media zooms in on employee allowances ruling, others

The Zimbabwean press was Tuesday awash with news about a court ruling on employee allowances, ruling ZANU PF infighting and the alleged snub of President Robert Mugabe by visiting US President Barack Obama.All the daily papers carried articles about Monday's Supreme Court ruling that workers had no express right to receive allowances and that these could be withdrawn by employers at any time. The ruling ...

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Media rights group calls for release of detained Gambian journalist

The PEN Africa Network (PAN), a branch of PEN International has protested against the continued holding in secret confinement of Gambian radio journalist, Alagie Abdoulie Cessay. “PAN is deeply concerned about the whereabouts of Abdoulie Cessay who is the manager of the independent radio station Teranga FM and was abducted by Gambian security agents on July 17, barely four days after he had been released ...

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Speculation over Botswana’s presidential succession plan

Political analyst Onalenna Selolwane says the reappointment of Eric Molale as Botswana's Presidential Affairs Minister could mean that he is in President Ian Khama's succession plan, Gabz FM reported here on Monday. Molale was appointed by Khama as specially elected Member of Parliament and Minister of Presidential Affairs, only to resign on 25 July. But in a dramatic turn of events, Molale was re-appointed, ...

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Gambian journalists union calls for release of detained journalist

The Gambia Press Union, the umbrella organization of Gambian journalists has called for the immediate release of Alhagie Abdoulie Sisay, the managing director of private radio station, Teranga FM, based in Sinchu Alagie in the West Coast Region of the Gambia. In a press release issued Saturday, the GPU said Mr Sisay's continuous detention at the headquarters of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) in ...

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South African journalists to visit Zuma’s Nkandla home – Presidency

A group of South African journalists were on Sunday due to visit President Jacob Zuma's controversial residence in his home village of Nkandla located in KwaZulu-Natal Province, the Presidency said here Sunday. The visit comes after the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) requested from the President that journalists be accorded an opportunity to see the facilities mentioned in various reports on ...

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Sudanese authorities detain three journalists at Khartoum airport

Three Sudanese journalists have been arrested on Saturday by the authorities at Khartoum airport, Sudan's Journalists' Association for Human Rights (JAHR) said here Sunday. JHR stated in a press release that the three journalists were arrested by the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) upon their return from the Ugandan capital, Kampala. JAHR confirmed that the three journalists; Hussein Saad ...

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