Africa:The Role of African Media in Regional Integration

[allAfrica] Most of the founding leaders of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), today’s African Union (AU), are not remembered for their support of free press and democratic rule. Yet, they had a strong vision for the integral role that media should play in the liberation and integration of the continent.

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South Africa: Red Ants Accused of Firing Rubber Bullets

[GroundUp] On Tuesday, the Red Ant Security Relocation and Eviction Services (commonly known as the Red Ants) evicted shack dwellers on the border between Ivory Park and Tembisa township. Residents once again accused the Red Ants of violence and theft of their cellphones and cash.

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Somalia: Puntland Journalist Jailed After Criticising President

[CPJ] Nairobi -Authorities in Puntland should immediately release journalist Ahmed Ali Kilwe, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security forces in Garowe, the administrative capital of the semi-autonomous region of Somalia, have detained Ahmed, the founder of the news website Puntlandone.com, since July 2, according to media reports.

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