Some News Americans May Not Be Interested In

Cameroon is not an ideal place for journalists to thrive in, due to laws that constantly threaten their freedom and independence, a recent report by a media rights group has said. Imagine that!  The 2018 Press Freedom Index released by Reporters Without Borders said Cameroonian authorities have imposed a climate of fear and self-censorship on media practitioners.

Dr. Abass Chernoh Bundu of the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) has been elected as Speaker of the 5th Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone. The opposition walked out!

Screen Shot 2018-04-25 at 9.31.05 PM.pngFormer Malawi President Joyce Banda will return home on Saturday after spending more than three years in self-imposed exile because of graft allegations, a spokesman for her political party said on Monday.

The Israeli government said on Tuesday it was abandoning a plan to forcibly deport African migrants who entered the country illegally. The government had been working for months on an arrangement to expel thousands of mostly Eritrean and Sudanese men who crossed into Israel through Egypt’s Sinai desert. “At this stage, the possibility of carrying out an unwilling deportation to a third country is not on the agenda,” the government wrote in a response to a court hearing the case.

Police in Tanzania have urged residents of the city of Dar es Salaam to calm down and ignore calls for demonstrations on Union Day tomorrow. The April 26 protests have been banned by authorities even though the Tanzanian activist behind it, U.S.-based Mange Kimambi, insists the nationwide protests will go ahead as planned.

Screen Shot 2018-04-25 at 9.38.14 PMHundreds of protesters gathered in  Cape  Town’s  Keizersgracht Street ahead of the general strike organised by the  South  African Federation of Trade  Unions  (Saftu) against the national minimum wage proposal,  25  April  2018.

SO there you go – some bits ‘ n pieces from Africa! Google if you are interested in details …

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