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Malawi President elect Lazarus Chakwera (3rd L) is escorted to his seat after inspecting a parade during his inauguration at the Malawi Defence Force Headquarters, in Lilongwe, 6 July 2020, AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP via Getty Images

Malawian journalist Watipaso Mzungu interrogated over motivation for article

Malawian journalist Watipaso Mzungu goes through disturbing interrogation for quoting a rights activist who called President Lazarus Chakwera a ‘joker’.

People protest against the increase in the cost of living, corruption across the country, and to demand the holding of local elections, in Luanda, Angola, 20 March 2021, OSVALDO SILVA/AFP via Getty Images

Angolan journalist arrested, detained for 5 days while reporting on evictions

Angolan journalist Jorge Manuel was arrested while covering a protest in the capital and detained, even after identifying himself as a journalist.

Youth activists use their cellular phones during a workshop on the use of communication devices to fight HIV and AIDS in Lusaka, Zambia, 29 November 2014, GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP via Getty Images

Zambian CSOs challenge constitutionality of newly passed cybercrime law

A number of Zambian civil society organisations believe their recently passed cybercrime law contains provisions that threaten constitutionally protected rights.