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Nigeria 

Court in Nigeria nullifies provisions of broadcasting code

Lagos, Wednesday, January 17, 2024: A Federal High Court in Abuja today declared null and void the provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code authorizing...
Senegal 

MFWA collaborates with IPI to produce legal resource on...

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has partnered with the International Press Institute (IPI) to produce a resource tool kit on the legal...
Eastern AfricaSouthern Africa 

CIPESA Submission to UN Special Rapporteur Spotlights Rights Concerns in Africa’s COVID-19 Response

Many African governments have employed heavy-handed methods in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. These measures, both offline and online, have undermined various rights and...
Guinea 

42 Protesters Killed, Over Two Hundred Arrested in Nine Months: The Sad State of Human Rights in Guinea

Over the past nine months (June 2019 – March 2020), about 42 people have been killed, over one hundred arrested and hundreds more injured...
GambiaGuineaLiberiaMauritaniaNigeria 

Month of Repression: Four Killed, Dozens Arrested and Radio Stations Shut

Four fatalities have already been recorded in an alarming start to 2020, as Guinea and Nigeria began the year on the same repressive note...
Guinea 

Government of Guinea Must Protect Freedom of Expression Rights as Guaranteed by the Country’s Constitution

Press freedom and freedom of expression have come under severe attack in Guinea as security agents and state officials continue to brutalise journalists and...

Internet Shutdowns, Fatal Clampdowns; a Continuing Threat to Freedom of Expression and Assembly Rights in Africa

By Felicia Anthonio, Coordinator of the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) In recent times, there has been an increase in the use of Internet...
GhanaGuineaNigeriaSomaliaZimbabwe 

Killing of Journalists and Protesters in Guinea and Somalia in Third Quarter of 2018 Remain Unaddressed

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) is deeply concerned about the continuing impunity in Guinea and Somalia where the police and other judicial...
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...
Togo 

Togo: One Person Dead, Dozens Injured at Demonstration

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on March 8, 2017. Attempts by gendarmes in Togo to disperse thousands of taxi and commercial motorcycle drivers...

Ghana: Top TV Station Sacks Dozens of Staff for Protests Over Welfare

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on March 1, 2017. On February 28, 2017, one of the leading television channels in Ghana, TV3, sacked...
Guinea 

Guinea: Seven Dead in Police Crackdown on Students’ Protest

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on February 23, 2017. At least seven people have been killed after police in the Guinean capital, Conakry...
Benin 

Benin: Police Disrupt Student Press Conference, Tear-Gas Them

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on February 18, 2017.  Police in Benin have used tear gas to disperse a group of university students...
Niger 

Niger: Shirking Accountability – Municipal Authorities Ban Protest March against Maladministration

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on January 14, 2017. The municipal authorities in Niamey have prohibited a demonstration planned by civil society in...