Authorities across West Africa attacking journalists covering COVID-19 pandemic

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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.

Security forces are seen as civilians begin to migrate to safer areas after disagreement over the elections between the opposition and the government turned into conflict in Mogadishu, Somalia, 27 April 2021, Sadak Mohamed/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Attacks on media in Somalia continue unabated

Somalian authorities detain and assault journalists Ali Nour Ayn and Bashir Ali Shire and elite security forces raid media outlet ‘Mustaqbal Media’.