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

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), on April 13, 2017, petitioned the African Union (AU) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Faith Pansy Tlakula, to intervene in the deteriorating freedom of expression and human rights situation in the two Anglophone regions of Cameroon.

2 days ago

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Lagos is Africa's most valuable startup ecosystem

Lagos has the most valuable startup ecosystem in Africa, with the local entrepreneurship scene worth US$2 billion, according to a new report.

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

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Private radio stations protest Mali crackdown

BAMAKO, Mali - 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

Upturn in West Africa consumer confidence levels
Upturn in West Africa consumer confidence levels

Nigerian consumer confidence up by three points in Quarter 4, 2016, and Ghana by two points

Issued by Nielsen 18 Apr 2017