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Nigeria has dropped one place to 120th in the latest World Press Freedom Index released by the international media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders.
Sudanese protesters moved to block an attempt on Monday to break up a sit-in outside the Defense Ministry, where demonstrators have been pushing for a quick transition to civilian rule after President Omar al-Bashir was ousted, a Reuters witness said.
Recent reports have surfaced that Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has stepped down, this after the Sudanese army on Thursday planned to make "an important announcement", state media said, after weeks of protests against the longtime leader.
Iran arrested, imprisoned or killed at least 860 journalists in the three decades after the 1979 Islamic revolution, according to documents leaked to media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
Ghanaian journalist Ahmed Husein, who helped expose corruption in African football, was hailed a "national hero" on Friday, as his friends and family gathered for his funeral.
Jail time, angry mobs and assassination attempts — editor Sener Levent has paid a price for challenging Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and authorities in breakaway northern Cyprus through his tiny newspaper.
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.
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Workers in the oil and gas sector on Sunday advised President Muhammadu Buhari to shun any counsel that would destabilise or cause chaos in the economy.
Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, on Tuesday accused the National Assembly of towing with the nation’s security.
The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu, has assured the people in the State of adequate security during the Easter holidays.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report found “numerous” links between U.S. President Donald Trump’s election campaign team and the Russian government, but did not establish any coordination between Trump officials and Russia.