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Puntland journalist jailed after criticising president – CPJ

NAIROBI, July 8 – Authorities in Puntland should immediately release journalist Ahmed Ali Kilwe, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Saturday. Security forces in Garowe, the administrative capital of the semi-autonomous region of Somalia, have detained Ahmed, the founder of the news website, since July 2, according to media reports. “Media reports […]

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Amnesty International welcomes ICC ruling that SA failed in its duty to arrest Sudan’s Bashir

CAPE TOWN, July 7 – Amnesty International said on Thursday a ruling by the International Criminal Court (ICC) Pre-Trial Chamber that South Africa failed in its duty to the ICC to arrest Omar al-Bashir confirmed that the Sudanese president did not have immunity from arrest. “Today’s finding confirms what everyone, including South African authorities, knew […]

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Coca-Cola Beverages Africa buys Equator Bottlers in Kenya

JOHANNESBURG, July 6 – South Africa-headquartered Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) announced on Thursday that it has concluded negotiations to acquire Equator Bottlers, the third largest Coca-Cola bottler in Kenya, for an undisclosed amount of money. This comes after the acquisition was approved by the Competition Authority of Kenya last week Friday. Equator Bottlers Limited is now owned […]

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78 killed in CAR truck crash

JOHANNESBURG, July 6 – The Central African Republic (CAR) is battling political turmoil, violence between armed groups and the regular massacre of unarmed civilians, so the latest death of 78 people killed, and dozens injured, in a truck accident was yet more bad news for the embattled country. On Wednesday, a doctor reported that Tuesday’s […]

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Kenya cracks down on media ahead of elections

JOHANNESBURG, July 6 – Kenyan media and the international, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), have expressed concern authorities are using the argument of preventing inflammatory hate speech to crack down on freedom of speech ahead of the forthcoming elections. The CPJ warned in a Wednesday press release that new social media guidelines outlined by Nairobi […]