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Being a Journalist is Risky Business in Somalia

Journalists in Somalia routinely face many difficulties but this year, under the stress of the spread of COVID-19, they say feel even more threatened by intimidation and arrest by what they call hostile leaders.

Cautiously celebrating World Press Freedom Day, …

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Desert or Sea: Virus Traps Migrants in Mid-Route Danger Zone

Thousands of desperate migrants are trapped in limbo and even at risk of death without food, water or shelter in scorching deserts and at sea, as governments close off borders and ports in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

Migrants …

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Amnesty Publishes Report on Egyptian Media Clampdown

Sunday is World Press Freedom Day and a global human rights group has marked the observance by publishing an overview of Egypt’s assault on journalists and other media workers.

Amnesty International said in its report that “This clampdown on media …

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President Queries Tanzania Coronavirus Kits After Goat Test

Coronavirus test kits used in Tanzania were dismissed as faulty by President John Magufuli on Sunday, because he said they had returned positive results on samples taken from a goat and a pawpaw.

Magufuli, whose government has already drawn criticism …

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