Category : Africa

Freedom of expression in Africa. Index on Censorship covers free speech, freedom of religion, artistic freedom on the continent of Africa.

Charges against Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais must be dropped

alt informationThe Angolan government should immediately drop all charges against journalist and human rights activist Rafael Marques de Morais, winner of Index on Censorship’s Freedom of Expression Award and Fellowship in 2015.

#IndexAwards2017: Evan Mawarire’s #ThisFlag protest brings hope to a nation

alt informationZimbabwean pastor Evan Mawarire, who was arrested upon his return after six months in exile, has risked his freedom to protest the lack of democracy in his country

#ThisFlag: Evan Mawarire tells Zimbabweans to “never ever be silent”

alt informationStatement from Evan Mawarire who has been arrested in Zimbabwe

Ken Saro-Wiwa Junior dies, age 47

alt informationNigerian writer Ken Saro-Wiwa Junior has died in London, aged 47, following a stroke. The writer and presidential adviser had recently written for Index on Censorship

Smockey: “We would like to trust the justice of our country”

alt informationBurkinabe rapper and activist with Le Balai Citoyen, Smockey, became the inaugural Music in Exile Fellow at the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards in April 2016.

Abraham Zere: After 15 years of fear Eritreans read between the lines

alt informationIt initially sounded like a joke; gradually it got serious and then tragic. A decade and a half later, it is catastrophe.

#IndexAwards2016 Fellowship update: “We want change now”

alt informationIn the short three months since the Index on Censorship Awards, the 2016 fellows have been busy striking for stronger freedom of expression around the world

Nelson Mandela International Day: Index remembers apartheid-era South Africa

alt informationToday is Nelson Mandela International Day, a day to remember Mandela’s achievements in democracy, human rights and peace. Holly Raiborn

Podcast: Kenyan journalist forced into hiding after reporting the news

alt informationYassin Juma is an extraordinary journalist, who has taken great personal risk to get the story of what is happening in the war that is being waged in Somalia against Al-Shabaab

Protests mark a year since #Angola17 arrests

alt informationDemonstrations are being held in Brussels, Luanda, Pretoria and Paris to mark one year since the arrest of an Angolan book club's members.

Zambezi News: Satire leaves “a lot of ruffled feathers in its wake”

alt informationOne of the great difficulties with satire is that often those who actually get it are those who are already on board with the message.