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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17-Dec-2020 to 05:55

Zimbabwean telecoms billionaire joins Netflix board

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Global content platform and production company Netflix has appointed Zimbabwean telecommunications billionaire Strive Masiyiwa to its board of directors, the company said on Thursday.

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12-Dec-2020 to 09:43

Ethiopia’s council of ministers enacts new Media Proclamation law

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The Ethiopian council of ministers on Friday enacted a new Media Proclamation law which governs print and broadcast media as well as to combat what it called disinformation and hate speech on social media.

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24-Nov-2020 to 14:20

S/Africa: Embattled SABC shelves retrenchment plans… temporarily

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South Africa’s embattled public broadcaster said Tuesday that it was suspending retrenchments of around 400 employees until the end of December to allow ongoing consultations with workers unions to take place.

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20-Nov-2020 to 13:02

Zimbabwe issues six new TV licences

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabwe on Friday awarded free-to-air television licenses to six companies as part of government efforts to bring more players into the broadcasting sector that is currently dominated by the state broadcaster.

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13-Nov-2020 to 08:27

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa distances self from mining sector scandals

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has distanced himself from the chaos in the country’s mining sector amid allegations that those close to the First Family are the kingpins behind a smuggling and mine-grabbing syndicate.

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