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With the new year comes a new battle in South Africa as critics hit back at the proposed “draconian” Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill they say doesn’t differentiate “between espionage and an act of journalism”.
As far as reasons to lambast or draw controversy from the head of state in Angola go, you’d expect his taste in music to be some way down the rather long list
It Is Forbidden to Talk in Angola is a documentary that tells the story of the 15 young adults who were accused of planning a rebellion
The media does not care about us, they never report things relevant to us and papers are only interested if there is bad news
Islamists have tried to stop music being played in Mali over the past few years
South Africa has been witnessing a reawakening of activism among students after a hiatus of almost two decades. For a week, campuses across the country embarked on the biggest nationwide student protests since the birth of the new democratic society in 1994.
Many South African universities remain closed as thousands of students protest proposed fee hikes in what is believed to be some of the largest demonstrations to hit the country since apartheid. So far, 29 South Africans have been charged with violent offences as police continue to use heavy-handed tactics. High
In their search to invest oil and diamond money in Europe, the Angolan oligarchy has bought strategic positions in the Portuguese media in recent years
Index is joining forces with the producers of a new film featuring Mali's persecuted musicians to launch a fund that will offer support to musicians facing threats, violence, exile and criminal prosecution around the world.
The resolution calls for the release of all political prisoners and human rights defenders and highlights the case of José Marcos Mavungo
Filmmaker Johanna Schwartz talks to Josie Timms about her new film, They Will Have To Kill Us First, which looks at how musicians in Mali fought back against extremists banning their profession
Over the past month, the Angolan government has continued its crackdown on freedom of expression and the right to assemble in the country