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Kenyan police assault journalists investigating corruption

Kenyan police assault journalists investigating corruption

    Nairobi, April, 20, 2015-Two journalists were beaten by officers from Kenya’s paramilitary police wing, the General Service Unit (GSU), at a cattle ranch in southeastern Kenya on April 18, …

Par CPJ, le 21 avril 2015
Attacks on elderly Tanzania women spark plan against witch hunters

Attacks on elderly Tanzania women spark plan against witch hunters

  Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation   Author: Thomson Reuters Foundation     DAR ES SALAAM, April 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A rising number of attacks on elderly women in Tanzania …

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 17 avril 2015
Boko Haram uses children as human bombs, commits"heinous crimes" – UN

Boko Haram uses children as human bombs, commits"heinous crimes" – UN

  Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation   Author: Magdalena Mis     LONDON, April 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Boko Haram Islamist militants in northern Nigeria are using children as human bombs …

Par Magda Mis, le 3 avril 2015
Harsh weather cripples fishing and tourism on Cameroon's coast

Harsh weather cripples fishing and tourism on Cameroon's coast

  Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation Author: Elias Ntungwe Ngalame     KRIBI, Cameroon, March 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – For over 15 years, Raoul Meno has been fishing the waters off …

Par Elias Ntungwe Ngalame, le 31 mars 2015
Housework and families to blame for girl dropouts in Uganda – study

Housework and families to blame for girl dropouts in Uganda – study

  Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation   Author: Katy Migiro       NAIROBI, March 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Excessive housework and lack of parental support are the main reasons why …

Par Katy Migiro, le 26 mars 2015
Acclaimed journalist Marques de Morais on trial for defamation in Angola

Acclaimed journalist Marques de Morais on trial for defamation in Angola

On Tuesday, less than a week after receiving an award for his journalism from the London-based freedom of expression group Index on Censorship, veteran journalist Rafael Marques de Morais will …

Par CPJ, le 25 mars 2015
Solar water system douses risks in Cameroon's arid north

Solar water system douses risks in Cameroon's arid north

  Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation   Author: Elias Ntungwe Ngalame     MINDIF, Cameroon, March 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A pioneering solar-powered water distribution system is improving access to potable …

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 24 mars 2015
Learning From Yesterday

Learning From Yesterday

The Nigerian variation on any universal practice is guaranteed to develop a character of its own, quite unique, but of course uniqueness is not always a virtue, and some forms …

Par Wole Soyinka, le 23 mars 2015
Kenya launches Africa's first water fund to combat shortages

Kenya launches Africa's first water fund to combat shortages

  Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation   Author: Katy Migiro   NAIROBI, March 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Kenya launched Africa’s first water fund on Friday, a public-private partnership aimed at raising …

Par Katy Migiro, le 22 mars 2015
NIGERIA – Nigerian journalist threatened, rebuffed by police

NIGERIA – Nigerian journalist threatened, rebuffed by police

Lagos, Nigeria, March 20, 2015-A Nigerian journalist told the Committee to Protect Journalists he received threats on Sunday and reported them to the police but had been rebuffed. CPJ condemns the threats …

Par CPJ, le 21 mars 2015
Spike in Ebola in Guinea could reflect access to hidden patients

Spike in Ebola in Guinea could reflect access to hidden patients

        Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation   Author: Thomson Reuters Foundation     DAKAR, Mar 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The latest spike in Guinea’s Ebola cases could be …

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 20 mars 2015
Floods in Angola kill at least 64, toll expected to rise

Floods in Angola kill at least 64, toll expected to rise

  Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation Author: Joseph D’Urso   LONDON, March 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – At least 64 people have died in flooding following heavy rain in western Angola, …

Par Joseph D'Urso, le 17 mars 2015
Rotten fish and energy scandals stink up Tanzania

Rotten fish and energy scandals stink up Tanzania

  Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation   Author: Kizito Makoye   DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Godfrey Chacha opens his cold store in the morning, the fish vendor in …

Par Kizito Makoye, le 16 mars 2015
As official data dries up, Zimbabwe's farmers gauge rainfall themselves

As official data dries up, Zimbabwe's farmers gauge rainfall themselves

  Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation Author: Jeffrey Gogo     UZUMBA, Zimbabwe, March 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – T wo months after the first rains fell in Zunzanyika village last autumn, …

Par Jeffrey Gogo, le 12 mars 2015
How my father’s jailer can offer Nigeria a fresh start

How my father’s jailer can offer Nigeria a fresh start

With presidential polls two weeks away, a Nigerian author explains why she is supporting Muhammadu Buhari – a man who brought great suffering to her family.

Par Lola Shoneyin, le 11 mars 2015
NIGERIA - Goodluck Jonathan's Chatham House Protest Disaster - My Story By Rose Peter Graham

NIGERIA - Goodluck Jonathan's Chatham House Protest Disaster - My Story By Rose Peter Graham

Opponents of the truths captured in the video clips have ferociously used these comments to not only cover up and distract attention to the seriousness of the deceptive acts that …

Par Rose Peter Graham, le 6 mars 2015
Doctors should take lead in push to curb climate change – experts

Doctors should take lead in push to curb climate change – experts

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation     LONDON, Feb 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Doctors should take the lead in supporting political efforts to cut the pace of climate change and …

Par Kyle Plantz, le 2 mars 2015
GHANA - Presidency Is 2nd Most Corrupt…Says IEA

GHANA - Presidency Is 2nd Most Corrupt…Says IEA

THE INSTITUTE of Economic Affairs (IEA), a policy and economic think tank says The Ghana Police Service (GPS) and the Office of the President are the most corrupt institutions in …

Par The Chronicle, le 1 mars 2015
NIGERIA - The Silver Lining in the Cloud of Postponement

NIGERIA - The Silver Lining in the Cloud of Postponement

The “Advertorial” – full front page of a newspaper “ Feb 23, 2015 – sponsored by Mr. Ayo Fayose (aka “No Apology”) deserves to succeed in its aim of putting …

Par Wole Soyinka, le 25 février 2015
Nigeria, delusions of grandeur

Nigeria, delusions of grandeur

    DICTIONARIES commonly define delusion as “beliefs or impressions that are firmly maintained despite being contradicted by what is generally accepted as reality or rational argument, typically a symptom …

Par Tabia Princewill, le 25 février 2015