20-May-2020 to 14:08

Sierra Leone: telecom firm cries foul over network blockage

APA-Freetown-(Sierra Leone) — QCELL, a telecommunication company operating in Sierra Leone, has accused its rivals of denying it the right to access their networks, reports said on Wednesday.

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12-May-2020 to 10:02

IFJ demands unconditional release of missing Mozambican journalist

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The International Federation of Journalists on Tuesday called on the Mozambican government to ensure the safe return of a journalist allegedly abducted by the army more than a month ago in the troubled northern province of Cabo Delgado.

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10-May-2020 to 08:19

Is Covid-19 decimating S/Africa’s media industry?

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — There is not a corner of South African business life that the six-week lockdown has not adversely affected – and the country’s media landscape is no exception to this rule.

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09-May-2020 to 09:06

Sierra Leone’s RAIC calls for accurate data collection on COVID-19

APA-Freetown-(Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone’s Rights to Access Information Commission (RAIC) is urging both public and private institutions to collect and provide accurate data on COVID-19 that has infected 257 people and claimed 17 lives in the country, according to official figures on Saturday.

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08-May-2020 to 18:57

Morocco creates communication hub to combat Covid-19

APA-Rabat (Morocco) — A communication platform between citizens and law enforcement agencies has been launched by the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) in Morocco with the aim of reporting behaviours and facts that go against the state of health emergency, in force in the kingdom since March 20.

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07-May-2020 to 18:43

Covid-19: Ivorian govt uses call center to fight fake news

APA - Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) — The Ivorian Ministry of Youth Promotion and Employment has been equipped with a call center costing CFA300 million and a daily processing capacity of 5,000 non-stop free calls to help it fight fake news and rumors related to the Covid-19 pandemic, a statement sent to APA on Thursday revealed.

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30-Apr-2020 to 10:41

IPA to help African innovators to overcome challenges amid COVID-19 pandemic

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — The International Publishers Association (IPA) announced on Thursday its offering financial support for African publishing entrepreneurs to overcome the staggering impact of COVID-19 pandemic on education in 2020 and beyond.

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