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President Museveni pardons Ugandan journalists.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has pardoned directors and editors of a local newspaper that were facing charges of defamation and offensive communication. The Red Pepper also said that the president also ordered for the reopening of the newspaper that has been under a police siege for two months. “After a …

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Tanzanian journalist missing after murder reports

A Tanzanian journalist who reported on a string of murders of officials and police has been missing for the past two weeks, the two newspapers he works for have said. Azory Gwanda, a reporter for the Mwananchi and The Citizen newspapers, wrote several articles investigating attacks in Kibiti district in …

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Indian Senior Journalist arrested over extortion charges

A senior Indian journalist was arrested by police on Friday over charges of extorting money from a state minister with a sex video clip, officials said. Vinod Verma, a freelance journalist, who has worked with the BBC and the Amar Ujala Hindi news group, was picked up from his house …

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9 Tanzanian journalists suspended over fake Trump news

A popular Tanzanian television station has suspended one of its top presenters alongside eight others, for disseminating fake news in which US President Donald Trump praised Tanzanian president John Magufuli. In the fake article which was published last week, it reported that Trump hailed Magufuli for his fight against corruption, …

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Zimbabwe: ‘Female journalists, interns face high level of sexual harassment’

A report by the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) has revealed that there is a high level of sexual harassment among journalists in the country. The report released in partnership with the Norwegian Union of Journalists follows statistics released last year that pegs the monthly reported sexual abuse cases in …

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Sudanese journalist faces death sentence over condom article

A female Sudanese journalist has gotten herself into trouble over her article on condom use. According to The East Africa report, Ms Shamail Alnour is being accused of apostasy for her article on the use of condom as a protection against the HIV/Aids scourge. Her article had explained how condoms …

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