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🔴 LIVE: Raila Odinga speaks out

🔵 Odinga Address  – 2pm   KICC, Azimio Media Center Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Azimio La Umoja coalition leader Raila Odinga will this afternoon reveal his response to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declaration of UDC’s William Ruto as duly elected President of Kenya. Odinga boycotted the ceremony at …

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Uganda slips further in World Press Freedom rankings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | “Acts of intimidation and violence against reporters are an almost daily occurrence in Uganda. The security services, which are the leading press freedom violators, often target journalists, arresting them arbitrarily and sometimes holding them incommunicado,” read the entry on Uganda by Reporters Without Borders, …

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Journalist critical of Philippines’ Duterte pays bail

Manila, Philippines | AFP | The journalist who leads a news site that has battled Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte paid a cash bail Monday on a tax fraud charge she says is an effort to intimidate the publication. Maria Ressa’s Rappler has been hit by a string of government efforts …

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Media watchdog slams Gabon over ‘erosion’ of freedom

Libreville, Gabon | AFP | Freedom of the press is being eroded in Gabon, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Wednesday, after the government suspended a newspaper for commenting on the hospitalisation of President Ali Bongo. Gabon’s media regulator, the High Authority for Communications (HAC), on Friday handed a three-month suspension …

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