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Uganda cracks down on media ahead of elections in 2021, watchdog...

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Uganda’s security forces are cracking down on authors and journalists who challenge the 34-year-old rule of President Yoweri Museveni ahead of elections next year,...

Turkish news agency personnel released in Egypt

Egypt’s public prosecutor’s office ordered the release of five people detained following a raid on Turkey’s state-owned Anadolu news agency office in Cairo and...

Social media recruitment scams not confined to the SANDF

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South Africa's high unemployment rate provides fertile ground for scams with the SA Police Service (SAPS) the latest target. The SA National Defence Force (SANDF)...

Social media restricted in Sudan

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Sudanese authorities are blocking access to popular social media platforms used to organise and broadcast nationwide anti-government protests triggered by an economic crisis, internet...

Fraudsters using social media for SANDF recruitment scam

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) warns there is a military skills development (MSD) programme recruitment scam using various social media platforms...

US leans on Zimbabwe over media, security laws

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The United States is pressing Zimbabwe to change laws restricting media freedom and anti-government protests, top US diplomat for Africa told Reuters...

Egypt targeting social media and fake news

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The Egyptian parliament passed a law giving the state powers to block social media accounts and penalise journalists publishing fake news. Under...

Teargas used on Uganda social media protesters

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Police in Uganda fired teargas to disperse a small crowd of protesters demonstrating against new taxes including a levy on access to...

Uganda social media tax criticised

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Uganda imposed a levy on social media access it says will fund public services but has been widely resisted as oppressive and...

Media, rights activists threatened in South Sudan – UN

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Journalists and rights activists in South Sudan have been killed or arrested and newspapers closed, often by government, hampering coverage of the...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...