Zimbabwe threatens social media activists, after protests

Zimbabwe has threatened to crack down on social media activists pressing to oust President Robert Mugabe's government, warning of the turmoil that followed the Arab Spring...

17 Aug 2016

Nigerians angry over arrest of political blogger

Nigerian news blogger released on bail after arrest, which critics say is a clamp down on freedom of speech...

11 Aug 2016

Zimbabwe government controls over social media criticised

The government of Zimbabwe's Computer Crime and Cyber Crime Bill would severely limit citizens' access to information...

11 Aug 2016

South Sudan arrests Juba Monitor editor

South Sudan authorities arrest editor, order Juba Monitor to cease publishing...

22 Jul 2016

United States concerned over media intimidation in Lesotho

United States concerned over escalating press intimidation in Lesotho...

19 Jul 2016

Algeria blocks billionaire's media group purchase

An Algerian court has thrown out a bid by billionaire Issad Rebrab to buy an influential media group, barring him from taking control of a newspaper critical of the president...

15 Jul 2016

Somali journalists arrested and radio station closed down

Somali journalists arrested following interviewees' criticism of food aid distribution...

13 Jul 2016

Algeria blogger gets 2-year jail term for insulting president

An Algerian journalist and blogger was sentenced to two years in jail and ordered to pay a fine for insulting President Abdelaziz Bouteflika...

13 Jul 2016

Angolan activists conditionally released from prison

Members of an Angolan book club, jailed for reading and discussing a book on peaceful protests, have been conditionally released after a year in prison...

12 Jul 2016

Ethiopia blocks social media ahead of exams

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA: Ethiopia has blocked social media sites for the next few days, after questions from end-of-year exams were posted online last month, sparking a national scandal and leading to their annulment...

11 Jul 2016

Zimbabwe: Govt blocks internet amid police crackdown

Zimbabwe government comes under fire for blocking the internet and mobile messaging services during protests, 6 July 2016...

By Dewa Mavhinga 7 Jul 2016

MISA condemns Zimbabwe communication blackout

MISA-Zimbabwe are gravely concerned at the communication blackout on Wednesday, 6 July 2016, ahead of protests planned in Zimbabwe...

7 Jul 2016

Editors of Zambian newspaper arrested

Zambian police said they had arrested two senior editors of the country's largest independent newspaper that was shut last week...

29 Jun 2016

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