Morocco’s war on free speech is costing its universities dearly

Shana Cohen, University of Cambridge Morocco frequently turns to the courts when it doesn’t like what its critics have to say. The charges levelled against journalist and historian Professor Maati Monjib reinforce just how common this tendency, which emerged during the 1970s, is in Morocco. The State tries to quash critique among journalists and other …

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UK Human Rights Report Cites 7 African ‘Countries of Concern’

In an annual report on human rights and democracy issued on April 10, the United Kingdom’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office identified seven African countries on a list of 28 “countries of concern,” explaining: For this year’s report, we continued to use the criteria for inclusion that we published last year: * the gravity of the …

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Africa News Headlines for 13 April 2014

Ethiopia: African Anti-graft Court sought to arrest culprits of illicit capital flightSource: African Manager Private equity helps drive African growthSource: Business Day From North to South, East to West, Media Freedom in Africa Under ChallengeSource: AllAfrica.com African problems stem from mindset, says donSource: Daily News Rewinding The Charts: USA For Africa’s ‘We Are The World’ …

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