Media Blocked, Threatened in Dispute With Qatar

[HRW] Beirut -Arab countries engaged in a dispute with Qatar have shut down media outlets with links to or considered sympathetic to the Qatari government, Human Rights Watch said today. The action is a violation of freedom of expression. The countries…

[HRW] Beirut -Arab countries engaged in a dispute with Qatar have shut down media outlets with links to or considered sympathetic to the Qatari government, Human Rights Watch said today. The action is a violation of freedom of expression. The countries involved include Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain have also threatened criminal sanctions under existing laws against people who criticize the actions these governments have taken against Qatar

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Abraham Attah Tours Northern Region June 14

[Ghana Star] Multiple award winning young actor, Abraham Attah is currently on a break in Ghana after he was presented with the Scholastic Improvement Award by Chershire Academy for his perfect score of 4.0.

[Ghana Star] Multiple award winning young actor, Abraham Attah is currently on a break in Ghana after he was presented with the Scholastic Improvement Award by Chershire Academy for his perfect score of 4.0.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

RRA Reassures on Business Certainty and Predictability

[New Times] Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) has said the Government’s decision to maintain existing tax policy measures in the financial fiscal year 2017/2018 will help foster business growth and predictability.

[New Times] Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) has said the Government's decision to maintain existing tax policy measures in the financial fiscal year 2017/2018 will help foster business growth and predictability.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Government Pledges Support for U-16 Boys’ Basketball Team

[New Times] The Ministry of Sports and Culture will give maximum support to the national U16 boys’ basketball team as it continues preparations for the 2017 FIBA Africa Under-16 Championships, the Director of Sports in the ministry, Emmanuel Bugingo, h…

[New Times] The Ministry of Sports and Culture will give maximum support to the national U16 boys' basketball team as it continues preparations for the 2017 FIBA Africa Under-16 Championships, the Director of Sports in the ministry, Emmanuel Bugingo, has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Final Day for IEBC National Elections Conference at KICC

[Nation] The three-day National Elections Conference closes today with high-level discussions on electoral integrity, security, role of the media and how technology will be used in the August 8 polls.

[Nation] The three-day National Elections Conference closes today with high-level discussions on electoral integrity, security, role of the media and how technology will be used in the August 8 polls.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Former Top Cop Fights to Clear Her Name Over Marikana Shooting

[News24Wire] Former police commissioner Riah Phiyega has vowed to clear her name in the shooting that left 34 Marikana miners dead during the Lonmin wage dispute in 2012.

[News24Wire] Former police commissioner Riah Phiyega has vowed to clear her name in the shooting that left 34 Marikana miners dead during the Lonmin wage dispute in 2012.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa