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West Africa:How the Elite Take Billions Offshore

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] From Cape Verde's white-sand beaches to Niger's vast deserts, West African countries are plundered by companies and individuals, while governments do little to stem the flow. (AllAfrica)

West Africa:Why We Decided To Dig Into West Africa's Offshore Links

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] West Africa was high on our need-to-do list when the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists launched the Panama Papers in April 2016. (AllAfrica)

West Africa:'We Are the Enemies of Our Leaders' - West Africa Leaks Journalists

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] The 13 journalists who worked on the West Africa Leaks face everything from threats, law suits and intimidation. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Aboderin, Punch Newspaper Chairman, Dies At 60

[Premium Times] Wale Aboderin, Chairman of Punch Newspaper, has died. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Buhari, Tinubu Mourn Late Punch Chairman Gbadebowale Aboderin

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of the Chairman of Punch Nigeria limited, Gbadebowale Aboderin, who passed away at the age of 60. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Longer Wait for Decision On Media Muzzling Bid

[Namibian] The judgement on an attempt by the head of Namibia's national spy agency to prevent the publication of an article in the weekly newspaper The Patriot has been postponed for nearly three weeks. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigerian Media Mourn Punch Chairman, Aboderin

[Premium Times] The media in Nigeria on Thursday expressed shock and sadness as they mourned the death of Gbadebowale Aboderin, Chairman of the Punch Group of Newspapers. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:No Extension in Media Accreditation Deadline

[This Day] Journalists hoping to be a part of the Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships and are yet to apply for the media accreditation have been advised to do so without further hesitation. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Uganda Slaps Tax On Social Media

[Deutsche Welle] The Ugandan parliament has voted to impose a tax on the use of social media. Opponents of the law argue it will be hard to enforce, could hit some of the poorest hardest and stifle criticism of President Yoweri Museveni. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan:Govt Bans UN Radio Journalists From Covering Its Events

[Monitor] The South Sudan Media Authority (SSMA) has banned UN Radio Miraya reporters from covering government events and ordered their arrest if they defy. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Ajibade @ 60 - Soyinka, Osoba, Falana, Aregbesola, Others Eulogise Veteran Nigerian Journalist

[Premium Times] Nigeria's Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, on Wednesday decried the rate at which investigative journalists are being murdered across the globe. (AllAfrica)

Botswana:Journos, Civic Leaders Cram Mass Media Auditorium

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Private media practitioners, state media journalists, senior government officials and leaders of civic society crammed inside the Mass Media complex auditorium yesterday (May 30) to meet President Mokgweetsi Masisi and almost his entire cabinet to exchange views on how government and members of the Fourth Estate should interact going forward. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:High Court Rejects Review Demands On Online Media Act

[Daily News] MTWARA Zone of the High Court has thrown out a case lodged by activists calling for a review of the Electronic and Postal Communication Act, along with its Online Content Regulations, 2018, which the government drafted to create 'sanity' in online platforms. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Somaliland Arrests Demonstrators, Journalists Covering Rally in Las Anod

[Shabelle] Police in Somalia's breakaway Somaliland region arrested more than 40 protesters and two journalists at a demonstration in a town whose ownership is disputed by a neighbouring region, a police officer said. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:The Media Should Be Nationalistic

[New Republic] THERE APPEARS A serious twist and veering from the path of professionalism, considering the way the media in Liberia is conducting itself; reporting on issues that have significant bearing on the political, social and economic wellbeing of the nation and its people completely outside of ethical bar. This trend of unprofessionalism is worrisome and also speaks volume of how the media has allowed or is allowing itself to be used or to get fried in the 'gullibility culture' of Liberians. Cleary, we are the pa (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Buhari Administration, Like Jonathan's, Condoning Impunity in Implementation of FOI Act - Report

[Premium Times] The Media Rights Agenda (MRA) on Monday accused the federal government of condoning "unbridled impunity" by hundreds of public institutions that have refused to implement the Freedom of Information Act (FOI), 2011 or comply with their obligations under the law, saying the situation makes a mockery of the administration's claim that it is committed to transparency and accountability. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Arab Network Concerned About Press Crackdowns in Sudan

[Radio Dabanga] Cairo -The Cairo-based Arab Network for Crisis Information has expressed its "deep concern" about the "systematic violations and the vicious attacks" by the Sudanese authorities on the press in the country. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:11 Years After, Governor Promises N500,000 Each to Families of Deceased Journalists

[Premium Times] Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has promised to give N500,000 each to families of nine journalists, including a driver, who died in a ghastly motor accident in 2007 while on duty. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Violence, the Media, and Elections in Kenya [Podcast Transcript]

[Carnegie Corporation] AARON STANLEY: Welcome to Diffusion, a podcast of Carnegie Corporation of New York. I'm Aaron Stanley. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Violence, the Media, and Elections in Kenya

[Carnegie Corporation] The violence that attended Kenya's 2007 elections shocked the nation's media as well as the larger society. According to African experts interviewed in this fifth episode of Peacebuilders, Kenyan media has become both more responsible as a result and more oriented toward reaching ethnic-group audiences rather than national ones. Whether this will lead to an increase or decrease in the importance of ethnicity for Kenyan politics remains to be seen. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kwesé Snaps Mikel as Brand Ambassador

[Nation] Econet Media's pan-African broadcast network, Kwesé has signed John Obi Mikel as the first official brand ambassador. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Journalist to Sue Govt, Deputy Minister Mukupe Over Stolen Phone

[New Zimbabwe] Journalist Blessed Mhlanga who claims to have lost an 'expensive' phone during an attack by deputy finance minister Terence Mukupe last Thursday during a radio programme has threatened to sue the government and minister over the loss of an S7 Edge and humiliation he and his wife Florence suffered. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Judicial Independence Is Critical to Protecting Press Freedom in Africa

[SALC] In this opinion piece, Anneke Meerkotter, Litigation Director of the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), discusses a recent High Court of Lesotho (sitting as a Constitutional Court) judgment which declared the offence of criminal defamation unconstitutional. She takes the opportunity to also reflect more generally on the extent to which judiciaries have created the space for constitutional jurisprudence to be exercised in a manner that facilitates social transformation. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland:Censorship Total At Swazi State Media

[Swazi Media] The extent to which state media in Swaziland is censored to control people's understanding of what is going on in the kingdom, has been revealed by UNESCO. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Soyinka to Lead Discourse As Friends Gather for Kunle Ajibade

[This Day] Journalists, literary giants and members of the human rights family will converge on Lagos this Wednesday to celebrate one of their own, Kunle Ajibade. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Celebrations As Nigerian Journalist, Kunle Ajibade, Clocks 60

[Premium Times] A veteran journalist and leading light of the pro-democracy struggle in Nigeria, Kunle Ajibade, will be honoured at a colloquium on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Morocco:Watchdog Slams Authorities Over Arbitrary Detentions of Sahrawi Journalists

[SPS] London -Adala UK, an organization based in London which deals with human rights in occupied Western Sahara, said it is "extremely concerned" about the extent of Moroccan intimidations and arbitrary detentions against Sahrawi journalists. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Observe Ethics, Tanzania Media Urged

[Daily News] THE Irish Ambassador to Tanzania, Mr Paul Sherlock, has urged community radios in the country to demonstrate ethical conduct and efficiently serve the communities in which they operate. (AllAfrica)

Africa:What Being African Means to allAfrica

[allAfrica] Cape Town - In 1960, 17 countries gained independence from European colonisers, and to mark their liberation, several states began celebrating African Liberation Day. Now Africa Day is widely commemorated among the continent's 53 countries and beyond, but is sadly only a national holiday in a handful. Every day AllAfrica's team sees the stories that reveal the joy and sadness ... thanks to our own journalism and partner-publishers from across the continent. Sharing Africa with the world is our job, but our investment (AllAfrica)

Africa:Changing the African Narrative Through Social Media Platforms

[The Conversation Africa] Social media platforms are providing Africans with an opportunity to counter negative stereotypes by giving them representational agency. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Security Ban Press Conference by Condemned Woman's Lawyers

[Radio Dabanga] Omdurman -The defence attorneys of Noura Hussein, a 19-year-old Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for killing her husband after he allegedly raped her, were prevented by authorities from holding a press conference in Omdurman on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

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