COMMUNICATION | COMMUNICATION

10-Feb-2021 to 17:38

Gambia internet outage lasts for four hours

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — There was general consternation by internet users in The Gambia earlier this week over a network slowdown and eventual outage which lasted for more than four hours on Tuesday.

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30-Jan-2021 to 04:24

New AU platform set to ensure safety of African journalists

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The African Union (AU) has endorsed the Digital Platform for the Safety of Journalists in Africa as the well-being of media practitioners is paramount to the continent’s development as it strives to fulfill its Agenda 2063, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

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12-Jan-2021 to 14:57

Overturned truck prompts Senegambia bridge closure

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — The Senegambia bridge has been temporarily closed after an overturned truck disrupted traffic on it on Monday and Tuesday, APA can report.

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08-Jan-2021 to 05:30

S/Africa’s state broadcaster to dismiss over 300 employees

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — The state-controlled South African Broadcasting Corporation has decided to dismiss over 300 employees following failed talks to keep the workers permanently on the payroll, the broadcaster said on Thursday.

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30-Dec-2020 to 22:51

Rwanda's media regulator in youtube registration U-turn

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — The Rwanda Media Commission (RMC), a self-regulatory body for media in the country on Wednesday announced it has revised its controversial decision to register all YouTube channels, saying this was not appropriate and timely.

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18-Dec-2020 to 16:44

COVID-19 and W/Africa: 1,920 new cases, 11 new deaths in 24 hours

APA-Freetown-(Sierra Leone) — The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has recorded 1,920 new cases and 11 new deaths of COVID-19 in past 24 hours, official figures show on Friday.

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18-Dec-2020 to 16:41

Rwanda introduces regulatory framework for youtube channels

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — The Rwanda Media Commission (RMC) has begun registering YouTube channels in a new crackdown on content deemed 'unprofessional' where registration requires Rwf 50,000 ($52) for owners who must prove that they are trained journalists, an authoritative source revealed Friday to APA in Kigali.

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