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World Press Freedom Day: Is press freedom improving in your country?
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Politics and Society World Press Freedom Day: Is press freedom improving in your country?

Today is World Press Freedom Day, to raise awareness on the importance of freedom of the press. This year, the day is celebrated under the theme: Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms – This Is Your Right! As we remember and honour journalists who continue to courageously fight for justice and the right to information, we take stock of press freedom across Africa, looking at how different countries have fared in promoting media freedom. We ask, is press freedom improving in your country?

WATCH: Kenyan authorities ask Google to take down gay song
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Politics and Society WATCH: Kenyan authorities ask Google to take down gay song

Kenya Film Classification Board has asked Google to take down gay song. The music video is titled ‘Same Love’ by a Kenyan band called Art Attack. Art Attack describes the song as, “A Kenyan song about same sex rights, gay rights, LGBT struggles”. The video has been viewed 105, 775 times and has created intense debate on YouTube, with 667 comments.

Uganda bans maids from seeking work in Saudi Arabia
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Politics and Society Uganda bans maids from seeking work in Saudi Arabia

Amid accusations of ill-treatment of Ugandan domestic workers in Saudi Arabia, the country has banned its citizens from seeking work as maids. The ban will remain in place until the working conditions in Saudi Arabia improve. The two countries signed a recruitment deal last year to send Ugandan university graduates to Saudi Arabia to curb unemployment.