Category : Africa

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

Smockey: Burkinabe rapper and activist on European tour despite years of censorship

alt informationOn 3 March in Belfort, France, Burkinabe rapper and activist Smockey began a two-month long European tour, despite having his studio destroyed twice in recent years

Charges dropped against cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé

alt informationIndex on Censorship welcomes the news that charges against cartoonist Nsé Ramón Esono Ebalé have been dropped.

Equatorial Guinea: Trial set for imprisoned artist

alt informationThe trial of an artist on dubious counterfeiting charges

Tortured in Cameroon, reporter found asylum in Scotland

alt informationCharles Atangana knows as well as anyone the challenges of being a journalist in Cameroon.

Release artist and writer Ramón Esono Ebalé

alt informationIndex on Censorship has joined with 18 other parties to call on the president of Equatorial Guinea to release cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé.

The academic freedom farce at the University of Cape Town

alt informationProfessor David Benatar shares his point of view on the University of Cape Town's academic freedom

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.