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Nigerian Journalist Arrested in Benin Faces up to 20 years in Jail

The authorities in Benin should release journalist Damilola Ayeni, drop the “jihadist” accusation against him and ensure his safe return to Nigeria without any...

MFWA calls on Nigerian President to reverse predecessor’s poor freedom of expression record

On May 29, 2023, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu took over from President Muhammadu Buhari as the new helmsman in Nigeria’s presidency. Even though the...

9 dead, TV stations shut, internet disrupted in Senegal

Nine protesters have died, the internet has been disrupted and the signals of a pro-opposition television station temporarily cut as the conviction of Senegal’s...

Media coalition in Ghana calls for repeal of false publication laws

The Media Foundation of West Africa (MFWA) with three other media organisations has called on the government of President Nana Akufo-Addo to annul aspects...

Clampdown on press freedom and freedom of expression ahead of Nigeria’s election

Nigeria will hold its seventh general elections in the democratic era in February 2023 with the build-up to the polls proving ominous for the...

Journalist Pape Ale Niang rearrested

The Senegalese authorities have rearrested Pape Ale Niang, five days after the journalist was provisionally released from one month’s detention. Niang, who is the owner...