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Scattered clouds. Mild.
A Somali police officer says a journalist has been seriously wounded in a car bomb blast in Mogadishu.
The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on Ugandan authorities to investigate two attacks on a journalist, Damba Wiziri, that happened while he was covering a parliamentary election in Sheema municipality last month.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has ordered land grabbers to vacate farms, and ex-president Robert Mugabe is set to miss the Zanu-PF's congress for the first time since 1963.
The Committee to Protect Journalists says the international community has failed to pressure the world's "worst" jailers of journalists, including Egypt, to improve press freedom conditions.
Radio France International journalist Ahmed Abba is reportedly at risk of being sentenced to death after being convicted by a military court in Cameroon.
The Committee to Protect Journalists has criticised Uganda over social media shut down during President Yoweri Museveni's inauguration.
Charges against five bloggers and journalists held in Ethiopia for over a year have been dropped, weeks before President Barack Obama is due to visit the country.
The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on authorities in Ethiopia to release a journalist being held without charge following a spate of similar arrests in recent weeks.
Scores of supporters of Al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt have demonstrated in Kenya, the base of one of the detained reporters.
Fewer journalists have been killed and imprisoned in 2013 but it is still the second worst year on record for reporters in prison, a US-based watchdog says.
The Committee to Protect Journalists has expressed outrage at the treatment of its Africa programme coordinator Angela Quintal and sub-Saharan Africa representative Muthoki Mumo by the Tanzanian government.
The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on Sudan to stop its crackdown on local newspapers reporting on protests over bread price hikes
At least 262 journalists have been jailed for doing their job around the world, and 66 of these, are in Africa - as of December 1, says a media watchdog.
Cameroon President Paul Biya’s government is using an anti-terror legislation to arrest and threaten local journalists who report on Boko Haram militants and unrest in the country’s English-speaking regions, the CPJ says.
Campaigners have accused Ethiopia of an "intensifying crackdown" on the media, with at least three journalists and bloggers arrested or sentenced under a state of emergency since October.
Kenya’s government is undermining press freedom in what a media rights group says is a “deteriorating climate” in the country.
At least 60 journalists were killed globally in work-related violence in 2014, with the Middle East the deadliest region, the Committee to Protect Journalists says.
A US media watchdog says the past 2 years have been 'atrocious' for killing and imprisonment of journalists.
An international journalism watchdog has criticised Russian authorities for restricting news coverage of preparations for the Sochi Olympics.
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