[Addis Standard] Amnesty International said it has confirmed that at least 75 supporters of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) were arrested over the weekend from various places in different parts of Oromia Regional State, as Ethiopian authorities intensify the crackdown on dissenting political views ahead of the general elections.
[Monitor] Incarcerated Ugandan academic, writer and feminist activist, Dr Stella Nyanzi is this year’s winner of the Oxfam Novib/PEN International Award for Freedom of Expression.
UNTIL LATE November the staff at Mada Masr, an online newspaper, would sometimes wonder, only half in jest, why they had not been arrested. These are bleak times for Egypt’s press. No country, except for China and Turkey, locks up more journalists.
[Premium Times] Saudi Arabian authorities allegedly paid at least two insiders at Twitter to access crucial personal data of the country’s dissident users, according to a federal complaint filed by the United States.
[Deutsche Welle] A suspected terror attack has killed at least 35 people in Mali. Islamic separatists carry out regular attacks in the region.
[AI London] The ‘government must repeal all oppressive laws being used to clamp down on dissent, and urgently end human rights violations and abuses’ – Roland Ebole
[Nairobi News] Oscar Award winner Lupita Nyong’o and her mother Dorothy Nyong’o have been feted with an international award.
BINYAMIN NETANYAHUspent the last two hours of voting in Israel’s general election on September 17th speaking through a camera to an online audience, begging people to come out and vote for Likud, his ruling party, before it was too late. “All the battles I fought as a soldier in an elite unit, all the battles I fought against a president of the United States [Barack Obama], all my other battles in Congress and at the United Nations—I did it for you. And now I’m asking you for something small
[East African] A photographer at a camp in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve was in for a surprise when he came across an incredibly rare, “blacker” newly born Zebra.
[Africa Check] Video can be easily manipulated, misrepresented and created. This is a guide to spotting three types of misleading videos.