Eritrea is not exactly the Africa's or the world's richest country, yet the biggest single African client is in Eritrea...
18 Feb 2015
AfricaWatch: The Ethiopian government is clamping down on independent media, claims HRW, as reported by Mail & Guardian (Video)...
23 Jan 2015
WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum condemn yesterday's attack against French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo that has left 12 dead and at least four seriously wounded (Video)...
8 Jan 2015
CAIRO, EGYPT: Egypt's top court hears an appeal today by three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists as expectations of their release grew amid a thawing of Cairo's ties with Qatar, the channel's base...
31 Dec 2014
CAIRO, EGYPT / SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste marks a year in prison in Egypt today, with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop downplaying hopes that he will be released before a 1 January appeal...
29 Dec 2014
LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...
5 Nov 2014
CAIRO, EGYPT: Egyptian prosecutors on Wednesday referred to trial 20 journalists working with Al-Jazeera television network, including four foreigners accused of "airing false news."
31 Jan 2014
Syria, Iraq, Egypt most deadly nations for journalists. In South Africa, as and when the contraversial POIB becomes law, journalists could face very stiff penalties.
31 Dec 2013
ENSafrica announced that the firm is extending its reach yet again and is set to open an office in Mauritius.
4 Dec 2013
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA: Kenya is not lobbying for an African withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, its foreign minister said last week as African leaders prepared to debate the issue.
14 Oct 2013
NAIROBI, KENYA: Kenyan customs officers have seized almost four tons of elephant ivory in two separate shipments, officials said as Africa sees a surge in poaching of the threatened animals.
11 Oct 2013
PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum have called for the release of Editor Rodney Sieh from prison in Liberia.
6 Sep 2013
YAOUNDE, CAMEROON: From Cameroon to Ivory Coast, Kenya to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), traders in counterfeit drugs do a thriving business with the utmost cynicism and sometimes at the cost of human lives.
24 Aug 2013
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA: Families of some of the more than 50 sailors and fishermen held hostage by Somali pirates begged for their release last week. Some of the hostages have been held for more than two years.
12 Aug 2013
ACCRA, GHANA: Ghana said it had seized a ship suspected of being involved in the heist of some 3,500 tons of fuel from a tanker off Gabon, one of many such pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea.
6 Aug 2013
Let's get some facts straight on the effective banning of the film, Of Good Report*, which was due to open the Durban International Film Festival - 18-28 July.
Anton Harber 30 Jul 2013
The South African government says it respects the independence and judiciary of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), despite the challenges that emerged during Professor Cyril Karabus' ordeal.
20 May 2013
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA: For a fearsome pirate, even one in self-declared retirement, there is a notable lack of what literature has led one to expect: cutlass, eye-patch, hook or even a parrot.
6 May 2013
NEW YORK, USA: - Warlord military commanders in Ivory Coast are making hundreds of millions of dollars by plundering the country's exports of cocoa and other resources, according to a report by UN experts.
29 Apr 2013
Hackers have claimed the scalp of the South African Ministry of State Security's Twitter account, underlining concerns that Africa may be the soft underbelly of global cyber security.
6 Mar 2013
ABIDJAN COTE D'IVOIRE: A French tanker has been hijacked by pirates off Ivory Coast, port authority officials in the economic capital Abidjan confirmed on Monday (4 February).
5 Feb 2013
SAVARE, MALI: President Francois Hollande arrived in Mali on Saturday (2 February) as French-led troops worked to secure the last Islamist stronghold in the north after a lightning offensive against the extremists.
4 Feb 2013
Nigerian Henry Okah was convicted on 13 charges of terrorist activities by the High Court in Johannesburg on Monday (21 January).
22 Jan 2013
ABIDJAN, COTE D'IVOIRE - Pirates seized a Panama-flagged oil tanker which was anchored in the Ivory Coast's economic capital of Abidjan, authorities said on Monday (21 January).
22 Jan 2013
HARARE, ZIMBABWE: Germany warned that takeovers of foreign-owned safari ranches by Zimbabwean politicians could jeopardise the country's co-hosting of this year's United Nations tourism conference.
10 Jan 2013
MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Kaspersky Lab's experts have outlined key security trends of 2012 and presented their views on the core threats of 2013. The most notable predictions for the next year include the continued rise of targeted attacks, cyber-espionage, and nation-state cyber-attacks, the evolving role of hacktivism, the development of controversial "legal" surveillance tools, and the increase in cybercriminal attacks targeting cloud-based services.
2 Jan 2013