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AMA opens Abidjan office
AMA opens Abidjan office

The African Media Agency (AMA) accelerates its growth with the opening of a new office in Abidjan, Ivory Coast...

12 Jun 2017

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UN hosts Dakar media seminar on extremism

A seminar aimed at strengthening the capacities of journalists and media to better contribute to “preventing violence, including violent extremism in West Africa and the Sahel”, is being held by the UN...

8 Jun 2017

The ruins of Breeze FM. Credit: mfwa.org/bellanaija.com.
Demolition of Nigeria's Breeze FM an "open attack on the press"

On May 22, 2017, security operatives and officials of the Nasarawa State Urban Development Board stormed the premises of privately-owned Breeze FM and razed the building.

25 May 2017

Côte d'Ivoire's new media bill criminalises press offences
Côte d'Ivoire's new media bill criminalises press offences

Authorities in Cote d'Ivoire have introduced a new media bill containing provisions that criminalise press offences...

16 May 2017

New Africa wide business programme launched
New Africa wide business programme launched

Zimbabwean Media Group launches Africa wide business analysis program, ‘This Week in Africa'...

15 May 2017

Egypt
Role of women in media in Africa discussed

African women journalists discuss role of women in media in Africa at Cairo discussions...

10 May 2017

Cameroon reporter Ahmed Abba given 10-year prison sentence
Cameroon reporter Ahmed Abba given 10-year prison sentence

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is outraged by the 10 year prison sentence issued to journalist Ahmed Abba by Yaoundé military court in Cameroon...

4 May 2017

Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon
Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon

Internet access restored in anglophone Cameroon after three months, following a widely-criticised government shutdown...

24 Apr 2017

AU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdown
AU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdown

AU Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression asked to intervene in Cameroon human rights and freedom of expression crisis...

20 Apr 2017

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Private radio stations protest Mali crackdown

Private radio operators in Mali on Sunday denounced a state crackdown on pirate broadcasters, with 47 stations threatened with closure for failing to obtain licences...

19 Apr 2017

Somalia journalists targeted with violence
Somalia journalists targeted with violence

African free expression network AFEX, is concerned for safety of journalists in Somalia...

7 Apr 2017

Life in ‘No-internet Cameroon'
Life in ‘No-internet Cameroon'

The internet has been cut off in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon since mid-January. This is life in ‘No-internet Cameroon'...

By Monique Kwachou 29 Mar 2017

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i24 News partners for Africa-Israel Summit

The international news network i24 News will be the official media partner for the Africa-Israel Summit...

24 Mar 2017

54 Nigerian stations shut down
54 Nigerian stations shut down

The licences of 54 broadcast stations in Nigeria have been revoked over failure to pay mandatory fees, according to the Media Foundation for West Africa...

22 Mar 2017

Activating African journalism with BBC's Komla Dumor Award
Activating African journalism with BBC's Komla Dumor Award

Find out how the BBC Komla Dumor Award impacts on its winners' careers...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Mar 2017

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African startup using AI to produce news stories

Tech startup, Controvert Media has implemented the use of artificial intelligence robots to automatically write and post news articles on the internet…

21 Feb 2017

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UN urges Cameroon to restore internet services

The UN Special Rapporteur will continue to monitor developments in Cameroon closely, and is at the disposal of the authorities to provide assistance or advice as required…

14 Feb 2017

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West Africa media: hope for The Gambia

West Africa media round-up: hope for The Gambia, police crackdown on Nigerian media and more…

13 Feb 2017

Evelyn Okakwu and Dapo Olorunyomi
War of words with Nigerian army lands journalists in jail

The harassment of journalists in recent times is completely antithetical to democratic values and norms at the core of which are the rights to free speech and media freedom…

1 Feb 2017

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Condemnation for attack wounding seven journalists in Somalia

There has been global condemnation for a terror attack in which seven journalists were also wounded…

27 Jan 2017

Ringier Africa expands media operations across continent
Ringier Africa expands media operations across continent

Ringier Africa and partners expand activities in publishing and e-commerce in Africa…

25 Jan 2017

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Cameroon clamp down on media freedoms

Cameroonian authorities should immediately reverse a decision to suspend independent broadcaster Radio Hot Cocoa 94 FM, says the CPJ…

16 Jan 2017

News portal telling Africa's story launches in Ghana
News portal telling Africa's story launches in Ghana

Readers can access a new Africa news portal via their mobile phones, tablets and desktops with 24/7 news services…

10 Jan 2017

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Two journalists sentenced in Ethiopia on terror charges

The Committee to Protect Journalists has condemned the prison sentences handed down to two journalists from the Ethiopian faith-based station Radio Bilal...

5 Jan 2017

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Algerian blogger jailed over Facebook poem dies

A British-Algerian journalist died Sunday after having staged a hunger strike to protest a two-year jail term for offending Algeria's president in a poem posted online...

14 Dec 2016

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Top challenges to media free expression in West Africa

Impunity, attacks by security personnel, remain top challenges to media free expression in West Africa...

12 Dec 2016

Nike Popoola (Nigeria) winner of the 2016 Pan-African ReInsurance Journalist award.
International judges for Pan-African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 2017

Winners of the Pan-African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards will be announced at the Continental Reinsurance CEO Summit on 6 April 2017 in Dakar, Senegal...

12 Dec 2016

Nigeria's Guardian newspaper launches brand studio
Nigeria's Guardian newspaper launches brand studio

Nigeria's The Guardian has launched a Brand Studio to create branded content to reach influential and well educated audiences in Nigeria, the diaspora and globally...

8 Dec 2016

Angola: new media law threatens free speech
Angola: new media law threatens free speech

Angolan President should return media law measure to parliament for revision...

1 Dec 2016

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Gambia warned on human rights violations

Gambia is violating human rights obligations by detaining journalists, warns UN rights office...

29 Nov 2016

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