More journalists have been jailed in Turkey than in any other country for the second consecutive year, followed closely by Iran and China, according to a media watchdog.
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Saturday 18 February 2012
If you have visited the cinema recently, you will be familiar with the scenario of Carnage, even if you have not actually seen the film; the promotional clips have been aired endlessly.
Friday 17 February 2012
From Mumbai orphan to Greek priestess and now Arabian princess, her career has been truly global so far
Tuesday 14 February 2012
The arrival of Ghanaian great Kwame Nkrumah in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa 40 years after his death has been met with notable local resistance.
Saturday 04 February 2012
An exceptional harvest after good rains and food deliveries by aid agencies have ended famine in Somalia for now but food stocks could run out again in May, the United Nations said yesterday.
Wednesday 18 January 2012
Ethiopia is forcing tens of thousands of people off their land so it can lease it to foreign investors, leaving former landowners destitute and in some cases starving, Human Rights Watch has said.
Sunday 08 January 2012
Kenenisa Bekele arrived in Edinburgh on Friday insisting he was not afraid of Mo Farah as he looked ahead to the defence of his Olympic 5,000m and 10,000m crowns against the dominant new British force of global distance running. By the end of the feature race in the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country meeting yesterday, the man Farah calls "the Usain Bolt of distance running" was reduced to the role of an also-ran, trailing home 11th in the shadow of Arthur's Seat.
Friday 06 January 2012
The headline in the Daily Nation spelt it out in black and white on Monday morning. "Kenyans beware: Tiru's back," it trumpeted. Sadly, "Tiru" – Tirunesh Dibaba – has never received the global recognition she deserves as a sporting phenomenon of the 21st century.
Wednesday 28 December 2011
Call for international action on appeal as court convicts journalists of supporting terrorism
Tuesday 27 December 2011
Two Swedish journalists have been jailed for 11 years after illegally entering Ethiopia with a Somali rebel group.
Wednesday 21 December 2011
They journeyed from the East to pay homage to the boy king bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. But they would struggle to complete the feat today. Times for wise men have never been tougher. Gold prices are soaring on commodity markets, myrrh crops have been hit by drought – and now frankincense could soon be no more.
Thursday 15 December 2011
In a rare dispatch from the badlands of Southern Somalia, Daniel Howden sees how Kenya's war has made things worse
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