Africa News Headlines for 16 October 2015: #RaiseYourVoice Edition

This year Blog Action Day is October 16, with the theme “Raise Your Voice” (hashtag #RaiseYourVoice).  This is a selection of recent news headlines from and about Africa that fit under the theme and address issues related to bloggers and blogging, freedom of the press, and free expression in the African subcontinent.   Bloggers and …

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Q&A on press freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa with Jennifer Dunham of Freedom House

Today’s date, May 3, has since 1993 been designated World Press Freedom Day by the United Nations General Assembly.  According to the UN, the theme for 2015 is “Let Journalism Thrive! Towards better reporting, gender equality and media safety in the digital age.” Last week, in a ceremony in New York jointly hosted by the …

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Africa News Headlines for 24 February 2015

Obama’s Legacy in Africa Is One of Broken Promises, Says South African Executive Source: Atlanta Black Star Rwanda matters to Germany Source: East African Business Week ISIS and Boko Haram Source: Africa in Transition Letter from Gabon: An Oil-Rich Oasis Source: Stratfor Global Intelligence Tanzania Plans to Ditch English for Swahili Source: Ventures Africa Gas …

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