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Mali 

Mali silences critics with harsh prison sentences

A court in Mali has handed a two-year prison sentence to Dr Etienne Fakaba Sissoko to crown two months of harassment of the economist...
Nigeria 

MRA condemns abduction of journalist by police

LAGOS, Friday, May 24, 2024: Media Rights Agenda (MRA), today condemned as appalling and unacceptable, Wednesday’s abduction of Mr. Madu Onuorah, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief...
Sudan 

AFEX Denounces Confiscation of Newspaper Publications by Sudan’s NISS

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) denounces the decision of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) to confiscate copies of newspaper publications...
Somalia 

AFEX Welcomes Somaliland’s Release of Journalists, Urges Government to End Ongoing Press Freedom Violations

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) welcomes the reopening of privately-owned SOMNEWS TV station and the release of a detained journalist and a...
Somalia 

Prominent Rights Groups Call on Somaliland President to Intervene in Deteriorating Freedom of Expression Situation

Fifteen leading human rights organisations that seek to promote freedom of expression rights in Africa have called on the President to Somaliland, a self-declared...
Zimbabwe 

Minister Assaults NewsDay Journalist

This statement was originally published on zimbabwe.misa.org on May 26, 2018. Senior journalist with the NewsDay, Blessed Mhlanga was verbally assaulted by deputy minister of Finance and...
Somalia 

Violation of Freedom of Expression Rights: Somaliland Jails Activist, Citizen

A provincial court in Hargeisa, a city in Somaliland, Somalia’s self-declared republic has sentenced an activist and a civilian to three years and 18...
Mauritania 

Mauritania Continues Crackdown on Anti-Slavery Journalism and Activism

This statement was originally published on www.mfwa.org on April 5, 2018. The authorities in Mauritania have detained and expelled a French-Moroccan photojournalist who was...
Zimbabwe 

AFEX Denounces Recent Attacks on Journalists in Zimbabwe

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) joins its member, MISA-Zimbabwe to denounce the recent attacks on journalists in Zimbabwe by supporters and leaders...
Zimbabwe 

Journalists Assaulted for Attempting to Cover Court Proceedings

This staement was originally published on zimbawe.misa.org on March 22, 2018. Four journalists were today assaulted outside the Chiredzi Magistrates Court at the end of...
Ethiopia 

Uphold Freedom of Expression Rights, AFEX Appeals to Ethiopian Government

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) joins the International community to condemn the ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression rights in Ethiopia. AFEX...
Democratic Republic Of CongoEthiopiaMaliNigeria 

Pervasive Culture of Impunity in Africa: 95% of Freedom of Expression Violations Left Unpunished

Over 95% Freedom of Expression (FOE) violations recorded in 19 countries in Africa have been left unaddressed by authorities in Africa according, to the...
South Sudan 

AFEX Condemns Assault on Journalists in Juba

On February 6, 2018, two journalists were attacked by angry protesters while covering anti-US demonstrations in Juba, capital of South Sudan. According to media reports,...
Democratic Republic Of Congo 

Uphold Freedom of Expression Rights of Citizens – AFEX to Government of DRC

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) bemoans the crackdown on freedom of expression, access to information and freedom of assembly rights of citizens...