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With just few days to Senegal’s presidential runoff election on March 25th, the consortium of civil society groups has spoken of inadequate voter and civic education, as tens of thousands of voter cards are yet to be collected.
The Nigerian government has formally taken delivery of its Communications Satellite, NigComSat-1R from China, a replacement for NigComSat-1 Satellite which fell from orbit in 2007.
A Nigerian journalist who has extensively covered the conflict between the government and Islamist sect Boko Haram says his life is under threat, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ),
The World Bank has called on African governments and their development aid donors “to do significantly more to prevent new HIV infections.”
In a new report, the World Bank warned that “without a dramatic reduction in infections, existing national treatment programs for people living with HIV/AIDS could become unsustainable over the coming years.”
After publishing a news report of the effects of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on Liberian girls and women in some parts of the country, a Liberian female Journalist is said to have been forced to go into hiding, due to alleged death threats.
A yearly survey conducted by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) shows that local censorship has gone global and the world’s media are under siege, with the watchdog role of a free press being publicly tarnished and critical reporting deemed anti-patriotic.
This year, 2012 is a critical year for Sierra Leone as the country holds presidential, parliamentary and local elections in November.
With political tensions rising in the run up to the polls, the environment is getting more hostile for Journalists.
Officials of Nigeria’s State Security Service and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have denied over 60 journalists reporting from the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos, the country's commercial capital, access to their press center and working tools.
In Nigeria, there are fears of an imminent fuel shortage, with uncertainty caused by a number of government probes into the fuel subsidy scheme.
Ahead of Liberia’s Armed Forces Day celebration on February 14, the country’s Defense Ministry has confirmed media reports that many soldiers in the newly formed army are deserting the force.