Journalist arrested following story on Ugandan minister

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Robert Ssewankambo

Alex Bukhumune, a journalist for the Ugandan newspaper Red Pepper, was last week arrested and detained for investigating a story involving the State Minister for Energy, Ronald James Du’janga. Read more »

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Pijush Kanti Deb

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Land Tenure, Reforms and Governance are under reported according to Civil Society groups in Senegal

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Alpha Jallow

A group of journalists from different media organisations have ended a three day field visit to the Senegalese village of Wassadou in the region of Tambacounda. The journalists, who are also members of a network of media professionals on land reforms and governance, organised the field visit to familiarise themselves with issues arising from land disputes in rural and semi-urban areas.

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Jocelyn Mosman

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The Shia Factor

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Sabena Siddiqi

Pakistan has a 96.4 percent Muslim population, of which 85-90 percent is Sunni and 10-15 percent Shia. This is a substantial Shia population, the largest being in Iran. Elsewhere in Pakistan, 1.85 percent of the population are Hindus and 1.6 percent Christians.

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Scott Thomas Outlar

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Journalist accuses official from Ugandan ruling political party of assault

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Robert Ssewankambo

Edward Bindhe, a Uganda Radio Network (URN) journalist was last week assaulted by a senior ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party official, Rogers Mulindwa, while covering the launch of the party members’ registration in the central Ugandan town of Masaka.

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Ghanaians rage over power crises at #Dumsormuststop vigil

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Charles Ayitey

The Government of Ghana is beginning to feel the frustrations of its citizens as they protest openly against the consistent and protracted power crises the nation has been enduring.

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Following the Militancy

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Sattar Rind

We refuse to learn and be changed according to the world’s vision that we are not an irresponsible country and are considered to be ‘worldly’. In heightening that liability however we indeed are and, though it may not be taken for granted, ought to be without any doubt assumed as fact.

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Another witness names senior police officer in assault against Ugandan journalist

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Robert Ssewankambo

A third prosecution witness has testified against former Kampala District Police Commander, Joram Mwesigye in an assault case against TV journalist, Andrew Lwanga in the ongoing trial at the Buganda Road Court in the capital city of Uganda.

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