(JollofNews) – The European Union said Monday that it was resuming cooperation with Guinea-Bissau after a three-year break following “free and credible” elections held in the tiny west African nation in May.
Nigeria publisher charged with defamation, refused bail
Abuja, Nigeria, July 18, 2014-Nigerian authorities should drop the charges against a publisher who has been held in police custody since Tuesday on accusations of defaming a state governor, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police on Tuesday detained Oga Tom Uhia, publisher of the monthly independent Power Steering[Read More…]
Ethiopian authorities charge nine journalists with terrorism
Nairobi, July 17, 2014-An Ethiopian court charged nine Ethiopian journalists arrested in April with inciting violence and terrorism, according to local journalists and news reports. The nine arrested include six bloggers from an independent collective called Zone 9, which publishes critical news and commentary.“Expressing critical views is not a terrorist[Read More…]