Mauritania’s main opposition parties announced on Sunday that they would boycott a scheduled June 21 presidential election, in a move that threatens to undermine the legitimacy of the polls
Naomi Nyadar was arrested minutes after she returned home from a marathon meeting with the first lady and several wives of state governors at the Presidential Villa on Monday, according to Sahara Reporters
Exactly one week ago today, six bloggers and three journalists were arrested in Ethiopia. They call themselves Zone 9. The name was derived from the section of Kality Prison where journalists are held, which is called Zone 8. According to the bloggers, Zone 9 represents the invisible prison that surrounds all the citizens of Ethiopia, who may be arrested at any time for exercising their right to free expression.
By signing this petition we declare our solidarity with the kidnapped girls and call upon the world not to forget them, support all efforts to ensure their safe return, and ask President Goodluck Jonathan and the Nigerian Government to ensure all schools are safe places to learn, protected from attack.
Burundi said Friday it has demanded the extradition of a prominent opposition leader who was arrested in Belgium and is facing charges of trying to violently overthrow the central African nation’s government