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Journalists in Togo have gone one step further in their efforts to raise the profile of the profession in their country by forming the National Labor Union of Independent Journalists.
The heralded Freedom of Information law recently approved by Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan is facing its first major setback, with one of the country’s 36 states refusing to respect the new FOI law, a move the civil society group making the request says it will challenge in court.
The Chairman of the Anti Corruption Commission of Liberia, Cllr. Frances Johnson Morris has described money laundering in Liberia as a "grand corruption".
It’s now 10 years since Ghana repealed the criminal libel law that could give the media the latitude to operate freely.
The Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) and the Mali Association of Human Rights (AMDH) have welcomed the Malian government’s commitment to support an action plan for the promotion of right to information in the country.
Media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has published a report on the state of media in Guinea and Niger.
A civil society group in Nigeria has filed the first access to information application to five state agencies and the federal government, under the new Freedom of Information (FOI) law, approved by President Goodluck Jonathan shortly after taking office recently.
The Nigerian police are appealing to the media not to blow out of proportion security concerns in Nigeria following series of recent bomb explosions that have rocked the northern Borno State capital, Maiduguri.
Some 30 West African journalists have completed a training workshop on reporting on money laundering terrorism financing.
Organized by the Inter-Governmental Action Group against money laundering in Africa (GIABA), the workshop brought together participants from Francophone and Lusopnone countries.
The Government of Ghana is developing a national portal information system that would provide all relevant information on every sector of the economy that would be readily available to potential investors on the internet.