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Journalism’s Vital Role in Tackling the Climate Crisis: A Spotlight on World Press Freedom Day Symposium

The World Press Freedom Day Symposium in Mogadishu, Somalia, organized by the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and the U.S. Embassy, shed light on journalism’s vital role in combatting the Climate Crisis. The event gathered over 60 key figures from media, civil society, government, and international partners to discuss environmental challenges faced by Somalia. High-profile diplomats attended to show support for press freedom and help Somalia address climate-induced crises. The symposium highlighted the need…

South Africa: Celebrations of Freedom Day

South Africa commemorates its Freedom Day, marking thirty years since the first multiracial elections. This election brought the ANC and Nelson Mandela to power as the country's first black president. Three decades later, the dream of a rainbow nation, the ANC remains in power, but like this ceremony, the party leaves a mixed impression.

South Africa: Charlotte Maxeke, Mother of Freedom

South Africa celebrates 150th anniversary of Charlotte Maxeke's birth. Born 1871 and died 1939. She is sometimes considered "the mother of black freedom". This woman fought to defend minorities in the early 20th century. She was one of the founding members of the current presidential party, the ANC, at a congress in 1912. While the struggle against apartheid between 1949 and 1994 dominated the national…

In northern Nigeria, there is little freedom

In the very conservative and religious community of northern Nigeria, words are gradually emerging about sexual violence. The fear of stigma is still very strong and drives many victims to shut up, but society is starting to change. From our special correspondent in Kano,It was during his community service at the Kano State…

Freedom was regained after Niono’s agreement

This week, the RFI offers you a series of four reports on the unprecedented ceasefire agreement reached on March 14 over a one-month period between the jihadists in Katiba Macina, linked to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, and the Dozo fighters who met they try to protect certain villages, especially Farabougou, in the district of Nionos (region Ségou). The Malian state, which mandated the negotiators,…

always cases of violation of freedom of the press

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the situation of journalists has not improved in this second year of the presidency of Felix Tshisekedi. The organization Journalist in Danger (JED) has counted 116 attacks on press freedom and journalists' safety, including one death, one disappearance, some forty arrests or arrests, and several threats and assaults. A significant increase from the 85 cases…

Six months after her kidnapping, Soumaïla Cissé regains her freedom

The president of the URD and leader of the Malian opposition, Soumaïla Cissé, was released on Thursday, October 8, 2020. He has been in captivity since his March 25 kidnapping in northern Mali while in the countryside for the legislative elections. He was in the middle of an election campaign near Niafunké, in the Timbuktu region, his stronghold. Four days before the legislative election, Soumaïla Cissé and her delegation, about ten people, left Saraféré for Koumaïra, but they never made it. Armed men attack the…

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