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Swaziland: On trial for criticising the judicial system

Swaziland: On trial for criticising the judicial system

Human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and journalist and editor Bheki Makhubu return to court today facing charges of "scandalising the judiciary" and "contempt of court" for writing about corruption and lack of impartiality, writes Gia Armstrong

Senegalese artists under pressure for performing for Gambia’s dictator

Senegalese artists under pressure for performing for Gambia’s dictator

Activists write open letter to award-winning singer set to stage a three-day concert in Gambia's capital Banjul, writes Buya Jammeh

Gambia: Jammeh promises to implement reforms

Gambia: Jammeh promises to implement reforms

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has bowed to EU pressure to implement political reforms -- including changing the country's restrictions on the media, Buya Jammeh reports

New law could force Ugandans to love their country

New law could force Ugandans to love their country

The soon to be tabled Patriotism Bill would require every Ugandan to, among other things, support all government development programs and defend national property. Edward Ronald Sekyewa reports

Gambia’s president wants to ditch English as official language

Gambia’s president wants to ditch English as official language

President Yahya Jammeh describes it as a "colonial legacy", writes Buya Jammeh

Ugandan government demands free radio and TV time

Ugandan government demands free radio and TV time

One a week, at least one prime time hour is to be made available for government agents, ministries and other state entities to explain government programs and policies to the public. Edward Ronald Sekyewa reports

Gambia: Government suspected of blocking Viber

Gambia: Government suspected of blocking Viber

The increasingly authoritarian regime of Gambia is suspected of blocking the popular social media app Viber following weeks of speculation on the government's intentions. The government said it has not been banned and blames service providers for the outage. Buya Jammeh reports

Tackling the legacy of the 1994 genocide: Media reform in Rwanda

Tackling the legacy of the 1994 genocide: Media reform in Rwanda

In the years that have followed the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, the peace that has emerged is one defined by consolidated state control. But as Nicholas Williams explains, media reforms may change that.

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