Burundi: Head of Most Popular Commercial Radio Station Arrested

[RSF]Reporters Without Borders condemns leading radio journalist Bob Rugurika’s arbitrary detention for the past week and the charges brought against him, which include complicity in the murder of three Italian nuns last September.

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Kenya: MSF Responds to Forced Sterilisation Story

[CAJ News]Nairobi -Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) said it was “carefully reviewing” allegations by former patients alleging they were sterilised without their consent at third-party Kenyan health structures.

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Congo-Kinshasa: Newspaper Publisher Held for Past Two Months Over Article

[RSF]Reporters Without Borders is appalled that newspaper publisher Mike Mukebayi has been held without any justification for the past two months because of a libel suit. The length of his pre-trial detention is out of all proportion, especially as judicial examination of the case has not yet begun.

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Ethiopia: Although Still At Draft Stage, New Telecoms Rules Give Cause for Concern

[Sudan Tribune]Reporters Without Borders wishes to correct a report published on its website on 7 June stating that the 2012 Proclamation on Telecom Fraud Offences had been ratified by the Ethiopian authorities. We understand that the document has not yet been approved, despite the fact that the agenda circulated to journalists covering Parliament on May 24 explicitly said: “Examine and Endorse a Proclamation on Telecom Fraud Offences”. More than 99 percent of the assembly’s members belong to the ruling party.

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