Monday, January 20, 2020

Abdi Latif Dahir Joins New York Times as Its East Africa Correspondent

Abdi Latif Dahir is joining International from Quartz Africa, where he has served as East Africa reporter for the past three years. Read more...

Al-Jazeera Re-Opens in Sudan

Sudan has allowed Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera to reopen its Khartoum office, which they had shut down in May, the channel's director in the Sudanese...

Deyda Hydara’s daughter: ‘I am still crying’ for murdered Gambian journalist

At Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission(TRRC) on July 22, army officer Lieutenant Malick Jatta named former President Yahya Jammeh as the mastermind behind the murder of prominent editor Deyda Hydara...

Viral FaceApp challenge ‘forbidden’, Muslim scholar says

An Islamic scholar has condemned a social media trend that has swept the Middle East and much of the world, arguing it goes against...

Amnesty International Accuses Somaliland Government of Arbitrary Arrests, Censorship

In Somaliland censorship, harassment and prosecution of government critics is escalating Over the past three months the authorities in Somaliland appear to have stepped up...

Somalia Media Unites for ‘National Interest’ Citing Dispute with Kenya

Along the lines which the few but powerful, independent media outlets in Somaliland adopted to safeguard national interests, promote peace, encourage an exchange of...

Somaliland: Ministry of Information Suspends Operation of Eryal and Horyaal24 TV Stations

On orders from the Ministry of Information of the yet-to-be-recognized Republic of Somaliland, police clanged the gates of premises from which two independent TV...

Ethiopia: Did PM Abiy Keep His Pledge to the Media? A Situational Analysis

It's been one year since East Africa's most populous country - Ethiopia - experienced a political transformation; a change in leadership, after years of social unrest...

Al-Jazeera Edits Out Defamatory Report Against Dahabshiil

Al-Jazeera Arabic language channel has omitted false and discriminating clip from its documentary “War of Ports in the Horn of Africa” after Dahabshiil Group...

Somaliland: Fourth High Exec Leaves Ministry of Information

Dr. Osman Hussein Warsame, the Director General of the Ministry of Information, Culture and National Guidance, tendered his resignation to His Excellency the President...

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More Soldiers, Civilian Officials Abandon Puntland Responsibilities to Re-align with Somaliland

Thirty police officers of Boocame district, Sool, who had, hitherto, been loyal to the Somalia Federal state of Puntland laid aside their allegiance to...

Somalia PM Pauses Implementation of $112-Million WB Project

Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Khaire Saturday suspended a World Bank-funded development deal signed between Finance Minister Abdirahman Beyle and representatives of three regional states...

Can Ethiopia Hold a Credible, Free, Fair Election in 2020?

PM Abiy Ahmed, upon coming to power in April 2018, promised to hold democratic, credible polls with a clear timeline The much-anticipated announcement of voting...