An online news program that features rappers as anchors has found huge success among youth in West Africa.
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From the English Channel to the airport in Rome, Europe’s crossing points offer migrants hope and hardship.
Africa’s fledgling human rights court has made its first substantial order of financial damages, in a case against Burkina Faso brought by the wife of Norbert Zongo, an investigative journalist murdered in 1998.
An oppressive law that ties journalists’ hands has been ruled in violation of democratic principles by the East African Court of Justice.