Government Doing Little to End Fulani Attacks, Bishop Says

[CISA] Kaduna -Bishop Joseph Bagobiri of Kafanchan Diocese in northern Nigeria, has said the government has done little to stop “a wave of terror” by Islamist Fulani herdsmen against Christians and others.

[CISA] Kaduna -Bishop Joseph Bagobiri of Kafanchan Diocese in northern Nigeria, has said the government has done little to stop "a wave of terror" by Islamist Fulani herdsmen against Christians and others.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Who Will Police Our Criminal-Infested Police?

[Observer] At a time when the Uganda Police Force is facing credibility issues not only from the general public but also from the executive, where the head of state has ordered that it be ‘cleaned up of criminals’, the weaknesses of its complaints hand…

[Observer] At a time when the Uganda Police Force is facing credibility issues not only from the general public but also from the executive, where the head of state has ordered that it be 'cleaned up of criminals', the weaknesses of its complaints handling regime have been cast into the limelight.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Press Freedom a Cornerstone of Democracy

[Observer] Uganda today joins the rest of the world to celebrate the World Press Freedom day, a day that was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 to essentially have citizens do some soul-searching about the state of world media.

[Observer] Uganda today joins the rest of the world to celebrate the World Press Freedom day, a day that was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 to essentially have citizens do some soul-searching about the state of world media.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Bloggers Face Detention, Restrictions

[VOA] Ethiopia’s state of emergency has seen thousands of people detained, allegedly in connection with the unrest last year in the Oromia region. Those arrested have included journalists and bloggers. VOA sat down with three of them in Addis Ababa ahe…

[VOA] Ethiopia's state of emergency has seen thousands of people detained, allegedly in connection with the unrest last year in the Oromia region. Those arrested have included journalists and bloggers. VOA sat down with three of them in Addis Ababa ahead of World Press Freedom Day (May 3).

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

School Girls Challenge Court Order Punishing Them Over Pregnancies

[Nyasa Times] Fourteen teenage school girls in Malawi on Tuesday launched a legal challenge against a controversial court decision to punish them over pregnancies, including jailing some of the girls’ parents.

[Nyasa Times] Fourteen teenage school girls in Malawi on Tuesday launched a legal challenge against a controversial court decision to punish them over pregnancies, including jailing some of the girls' parents.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

UN Calls for End to All Media Crackdown On World Press Freedom Day

[Shabelle] On the occasion of this year’s World Press Freedom Day, the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres has called for an end to the crackdown on journalists who he described as a “voice of the voiceless.”

[Shabelle] On the occasion of this year's World Press Freedom Day, the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres has called for an end to the crackdown on journalists who he described as a "voice of the voiceless."

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Former MP Elected As New Galmudug President

[Shabelle] The former Lawmaker of Somalia has been elected as the new president of the semi-autonomous State of Galmudug on Wednesday during an election held in Adado town.

[Shabelle] The former Lawmaker of Somalia has been elected as the new president of the semi-autonomous State of Galmudug on Wednesday during an election held in Adado town.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia