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A Moroccan court has handed a 12 year prison sentence to a newspaper publisher charged with sexual assault, in a trial his lawyers said was politically motivated.
An Egyptian court handed a five-year jail sentence to award-winning photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid on Saturday and confirmed death sentences against 75 people in one of the largest mass trials since the 2011 uprising.
The Egyptian parliament on Monday approved in a final reading a bill that would allow authorities to monitor social media users with the aim of combatting “fake news”, the legislature said.
The son of Cambodia's long-serving leader was promoted to two senior military posts on Saturday as his father looks to tighten his family's grip on the country's leadership.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Tuesday called on Tanzania to scrap a new law regulating Internet content, saying it targeted critics who had sought a "safe haven" online.
Condemnation poured in from across the world Tuesday after 10 journalists were among dozens killed in attacks in Afghanistan, in what the UN described as the "deliberate targeting" of the media.
Detained Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, will be awarded Unesco's World Press Freedom Prize, the United Nations' cultural body said on Monday.
A prominent Moroccan newspaper publisher and journalist arrested last week has been referred to the prosecution for alleged "sexual assault", his lawyer said on Monday.
Moroccan police on Friday arrested a newspaper publisher and prominent journalist, known for editorials critical of authorities in the North African country, a colleague said.
The United States has condemned Sudan’s arbitrary detention of journalists after reporters from the French news agency (AFP) and Reuters were arrested covering a street protest Friday.
Four journalists and technicians of a Catholic radio station have been arrested and held by Democratic Republic of Congo state security forces, who have submitted them to "serious torture", press watchdog Journalists in Danger (JED) claimed on Friday.
Dozens of Sudanese journalists on Wednesday demonstrated in Khartoum against a proposed new press law that aims to tighten restrictions on media freedom in the African country.
A controversial Sudanese counter-insurgency unit said on Sunday it had seized 19 tonnes of hashish in war-torn Darfur, in one of the largest hauls ever reported in Sudan.
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A former Inspector General of Police, Dr Solomon E. Arase, has said that the complexities of insecurity in the country could be addressed if Nigerians embraces African culture and values.
House of Reps commences investigation into alleged under-remittance of revenues into federation account
The House of Representatives on Tuesday in Abuja, commenced a four-day investigative public hearing on the alleged under-remittance of revenue into the federation account by some agencies.
The Lagos State Government on Tuesday urged motorists to comply with the provisions of the State Traffic Laws, warning that government would not hesitate to bring the full weight of the law on offenders.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, thanked the government and people of Switzerland for their support in resuscitating the economy, especially the return of illegally stolen funds.
The Chief Executive Office of Family Homes Funds (FHF), Femi Adewole, has said the Federal Government is targeting over N800 million to provide affordable mass housing for Nigerians.
Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has received a total of $1.57 billion as pledges from international donors to finance critical projects that will soon result in improved electricity transportation from generation to distribution companies
Chief John Odigie Oyegun, immediate past chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has emphasized need for members of his party to unite into a fighting force ahead of the 2019, as he decried the divisive posture of individuals and groups in the ruling party.
Hon. Umar Bago on Saturday donated 110 vehicles to the President Muhammadu Buhari re-election campaign team, with a call on the electorate to vote for continuity in the 2019 general elections.
Police detain dozens of churchgoers and leaders of one of China’s most prominent protestant “house” churches
The President, Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, on Wednesday described the all-conquering Super Falcons’ Africa Women Cup of Nations as one of the most accomplished female team in the world football.