Jan 13th, 2012
Khartoum – Sudanese authorities have ordered an independent daily newspaper to suspend publishing, its editor said on Friday, in the latest government action against the press and activists. Hussein Khogli, editor in chief of Al-Wan, said a senior officer from the security service had called to...
Apr 2nd, 2011
South Sudan security forces seized copies of a newspaper to quash a story quoting rebel claims that they would attack the southern capital, the editor-in-chief said on Saturday. “Security officials said they objected to the story, and so they seized 2,500 copies of the newspaper at the airport,...
Feb 28th, 2011
Algiers – An Algerian man has died after setting himself alight at the weekend in a protest in front of a government office, the El Watan daily newspaper reported on Monday. The 25-year-old, identified as L Abderrazak, set himself alight on Sunday at Bordj Bou Arredidj, 235km east of the capita...
In East Africa
Feb 15th, 2011
Despite an abundance of national and international newsmakers, Addis Ababa has relatively little in the way of newspapers — no dailies of note — or even newsstands to offer news consumers. But don’t be fooled. This is a city of voracious readers where even the poor are indulged. In ...
Jan 25th, 2011
Former president Nelson Mandela is “frail”, fellow Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu said on Tuesday. “I saw him last week,” he told Sapa at an anti-tuberculosis event in Guguletu, Cape Town. “He was all right, I mean he’s 92, man, you know. And he’s frail....
Jan 19th, 2011
Landmark case: The lawyers in the Naomi Campbell privacy case should not have been able to collect huge bonuses the European Court of Human Rights has ruled The vast ‘success fees’ claimed by lawyers in some celebrity privacy cases break human rights laws, European judges have ruled. Those working fo...
Jan 6th, 2011
First lady Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma is “pained” by claims on Facebook that she cuckolded President Jacob Zuma and that he is not the father of her child. “What is also very painful is that I do not know how I am going to stop these postings. I see it as abusing of my name by people […]...
Jan 3rd, 2011
A Ugandan High Court judge has ruled that media companies in the country should not publish the identities of people they say are homosexuals. The decision was described as a “landmark ruling” by gay rights activists. The case was brought against The Rolling Stone newspaper which last yea...