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An executive of the Africa Travel Association (ATA), Ogo Sow has taken Africa’s media to task for dwelling too much on politics and downplaying promotion of the tourism sector, which could bring in billions of US dollars in revenues to the continent.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has said on Monday that he was not prepared for another public declaration of his assets.
Speaking to the media in Abuja on Monday morning, President Jonathan said for him, public asset declaration was a matter of principle.
The Prosecutor of the UN backed Special Court for Sierra Leone has ended a mission to Liberia, less than two weeks after ex-President Charles Taylor was sentenced to 50 years in prison for aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity in that neighbouring country.
The latest African Media Barometer (ABM) released shows that there are falling standards in the Journalism and entire media profession.
The Open Forum 2012 has come to an end in Cape Town, South Africa, with Day three putting a spotlight on Money, Power and Sex: The paradox of unequal growth, where the need for effective sex education was stressed.
A row is brewing between the Liberian government and its parastatals and media rights/development groups over failure of authorities to make available assets declaration documents of public officials as required by the country’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Law.
The movie industry in Sierra Leone has now begun to make headway, both locally and internationally, promoters and producers say.
“Beauty Curse” is the title of a new movie which is said to have hit Freetown by storm. It’s on the life of a former Sierra Leonean beauty queen, who shockingly died shortly after winning the crown.
--Family, Press Union doubt police revelation
For nearly six years, Gambia’s government has been pressured by various international media watchdog and human rights groups to give account of the whereabouts of Journalist Ebrima Manneh.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on US President Barack Obama to acknowledge the role that independent news reporting plays in assessing agricultural challenges and facilitating the response to famine.
Most countries in West Africa have performed poorly in fighting against money laundering and terrorist financing, said GIABA, the Inter Governmental Action Group against money laundering and terrorist financing.