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Kenyan politician wants to ban miniskirts and tight trousers

Kenyan politician wants to ban miniskirts and tight trousers

Member of Kilifi County Assembly to table bill he says is aimed at restoring decency. Duke Mangera reports

Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Arts nominee David Cecil

Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Arts nominee David Cecil

David Cecil was jailed in Uganda after he produced a play perceived to be 'pro gay' by the country's authorities. His trial brought global media attention to the homophobic laws of the African nation

Uganda: Anti-porn law to be reviewed after attacks on women

Uganda: Anti-porn law to be reviewed after attacks on women

Women wearing short skirts have faced attacks due to muddled legislation, writes Edward Ronald Sekyewa

The fallout from Uganda’s anti-gay law has already begun

The fallout from Uganda’s anti-gay law has already begun

Amid threats of foreign aid cuts, there are claims within Uganda that the law is just a part of President Museveni's political game, writes Edward Ronald Sekyewa

Gambian journalist details his escape from Jammeh regime

Gambian journalist details his escape from Jammeh regime

Exiled Gambian journalist Omar Bah’s journey from his homeland to the United States is detailed in his memoir, Africa’s Hell on Earth. Buya Jammeh reports.

Independent News becomes an oxymoron in South Africa

Independent News becomes an oxymoron in South Africa

In what seems like a purge, South Africa’s Independent News and Media (INM) group is shedding many of its foremost journalists and commentators. Simultaneously, the company’s newspapers have stepped up coverage of the personal ruminations of its new chairperson, Dr Iqbal Survé. Christi van der Westhuizen reports

Kenya: Plans for teaching in mother tongue sparks fears of tribal divisions

Kenya: Plans for teaching in mother tongue sparks fears of tribal divisions

Teacher's unions have come out guns blazing against a government directive for schools to use mother tongue as the main language of instruction in lower classes, writes Duke Mangera

Kenya: Coverage of Kenyatta ICC case could be stifled by repressive media laws

Kenya: Coverage of Kenyatta ICC case could be stifled by repressive media laws

While testing Kenya's eagerness to confront the legacy of 2007 these cases offer up a further test; the ability of Kenya’s media institutions, journalists and citizens to freely interrogate the proceedings. Nik Williams reports