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Protesters outside Parliament during the End Queer and Trans Hate Campaign, in Cape Town, South Africa, 26 April 2021, Gallo Images/Brenton Geach

WPFD returns to its birthplace amidst a backdrop of media violations across the continent

April 2021 in Africa: A free expression roundup produced by IFEX’s regional editor Reyhana Masters, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.

Police officers stop supporters of President Denis Sassou Nguesso from following his vehicle, at the end of his last presidential election campaign rally, in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, 19 March 2021, ALEXIS HUGUET/AFP via Getty Images

Congo-Brazzaville journalist sentenced on WPFD

Having spent 3 months in detention, ailing journalist and editor Raymond Malonga was sentenced to a further 3 months on charges of defamation.

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) officials walk toward the site of a clandestine methamphetamine lab busted by the NDLEA, at Obinugwu village, Nigeria, 22 November 2018, STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP via Getty Images

Nigerian journalist beaten unconscious

Alleged members of a drug ring savagely assaulted journalist Frederick Olatunde Odimayo, accusing him of ruining their business.