‘Drop Charges’ Against Investigative News Site – Amnesty

[CPJ] Lagos -Nigerian authorities should drop all charges against Dapo Olorunyomi, publisher of the news website Premium Times, and Evelyn Okakwu, who covers the judiciary for the website, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Plainclothes p…

[CPJ] Lagos -Nigerian authorities should drop all charges against Dapo Olorunyomi, publisher of the news website Premium Times, and Evelyn Okakwu, who covers the judiciary for the website, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Plainclothes police officers raided the website's office in the capital Abuja and arrested the two today, holding them for hours before releasing them on condition they answer defamation charges in court tomorrow morning, the website reported.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Kitwe Mayor Sweeps City Clean Of Vendors

Kitwe mayor Christopher Kang’ombe-Pikiti is sweeping the city clean of street vendors. Kang’ombe has received kudos from progressive thinkers including Chisokone Marketeers. Some of the marketeers yesterday afternoon gave a solidarity march to His Worship the Mayor of Kitwe Mr. … Continued

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Kitwe mayor Christopher Kang’ombe-Pikiti is sweeping the city clean of street vendors. Kang’ombe has received kudos from progressive thinkers including Chisokone Marketeers. Some of the marketeers yesterday afternoon gave a solidarity march to His Worship the Mayor of Kitwe Mr. Christopher Kang’ombe over his decision to relocate the vendors from trading from the Kitwe Central Business District. The marketeers sang songs of solidarity and praised the PF government under the leadership of His Excellency, President Edgar Chagwa Lungu for the decision which some quarters of society have opposed. They expressed joy at the removal of vendors and urged the Kitwe Mayor to be strong. kang’ombe and his management are viewed to have undertaken a difficult and unpopular decision. Street vendors have been relocated to Chisokone avenue with observers saying sanity has been restored to the Central Business district. The post Kitwe Mayor Sweeps City Clean Of Vendors appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Nigerian Police Detain Premium Times Publisher, Journalist On ‘Orders From Above’

[Premium Times] The Nigerian police stormed PREMIUM TIMES head office in Abuja Thursday, and arrested two of the newspaper’s staff after conducting search at the property.

[Premium Times] The Nigerian police stormed PREMIUM TIMES head office in Abuja Thursday, and arrested two of the newspaper's staff after conducting search at the property.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Senegalese Troops Move Into Gambia

[Reuters Media Express] Dakar -Senegalese troops entered neighbouring Gambia on Thursday, an army spokesman said, as part of regional effort to support its new President Adama Barrow in a showdown with longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh, who has refused to st…

[Reuters Media Express] Dakar -Senegalese troops entered neighbouring Gambia on Thursday, an army spokesman said, as part of regional effort to support its new President Adama Barrow in a showdown with longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh, who has refused to step down.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Black Stars Lose Key Defender At Afcon

[allAfrica] Ghana will have to overcome the loss of key defender Baba Rahman as they prepare to take on Mali in their second Group D match at the 2017 African Nations Cup finals in Gabon on Saturday (16h00 GMT).

[allAfrica] Ghana will have to overcome the loss of key defender Baba Rahman as they prepare to take on Mali in their second Group D match at the 2017 African Nations Cup finals in Gabon on Saturday (16h00 GMT).

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Adama Barrow Sworn in as New President

[Reuters Media Express] Dakar -Adama Barrow was sworn in as Gambia’s new president on Thursday at a ceremony in the country’s embassy in neighbouring Senegal, as incumbent Yahya Jammeh refused to step down after last month’s presidential election.

[Reuters Media Express] Dakar -Adama Barrow was sworn in as Gambia's new president on Thursday at a ceremony in the country's embassy in neighbouring Senegal, as incumbent Yahya Jammeh refused to step down after last month's presidential election.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia