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South African journalist, Yadhana Jadoo, a news editor at The Citizen, died on Wednesday morning while at an event arranged by the Union of African Journalists in Cairo Egypt. . Her family has been left devastated at the news of her death and spending her last moments surrounded by strangers. An autopsy is yet to ...
Yadhana Jadoo, a news editor at The Citizen, died on Wednesday morning while at an event arranged by the Union of African Journalists. An autopsy is yet to be conducted to determine her cause of death. Jadoo's younger sister, Vedharshi, said the family was going through a "horrific" time, tortured by ... Journalist

The President's Keepers: Those Keeping Zuma in Power and Out of Prisonby legendary South African journalist Jacques Pauw, who came out of retirement to report the ... Have African journalists had to deal with accusations of "fake news," and if so, how did they handle it and what can we learn from them? American journalists
A 34-year-old South African journalist, Miss Yadhana Jadoo, attending a three-week training course organised by the African Union of Journalists, AUJ, in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Information, was confirmed dead at exactly 7.20am, yesterday, at the Palestine Hospital in Cairo, where ...
Nigerian journalist, Odimegwu Onwuwere wins award. A Nigerian journalist with Nigeria's Africa Prime News, Odimegwu Onwuwere has bagged the Pan African Journalist of the Year Award for the 2018 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards sponsored by Continental Reinsurance. A press release ...
French companies are confident in the South African market and in its future, French Embassy Economic Counsellor William Roos assured South African journalists at a briefing on Thursday. He pointed out Some 400 French companies had already set up business in South Africa and others are interested ...

Opoku Gakpo who is Deputy General Secretary of the Ghana Agricultural and Rural Development Journalists Association (GARDJA), an affiliate organisation of the IFAJ, is one of only two African journalists awarded. Marike Brits of Plaas Media in South Africa is the other. The rest are; Lydia Burton of the ...
Odimegwu Onwuwere, a journalist with AFRICA PRIME NEWS has bagged the Pan African Journalist of the Year Award for the 2018 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards sponsored by Continental Reinsurance. A statement by Ceciliah Kimuyu, Senior Account Manager at Continental Reinsurance ...
The award was bestowed on him by the Association of African Journalists and Broadcasters in Accra, Ghana. Speaking at the pan-African Distinguished Achievers Award ceremony, Buratai called on African journalists to be cautious while using the social media, especially on issues bothering on security.
Above, Worcester Magazine editor Walter Bird Jr. gives Rev. Jesse Gibson of Worcester digital voice recorders to be used by West African journalists/Madison Friend photo. Worcester Magazine, which in 2015 traveled to Liberia in West Africa to chronicle the return of missionary and Ebola survivor Dr. Rick ...
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has pledged to invest more in Nigeria by launching a mentorship and internship scheme for the next generation of West African journalists. Director of the BBC World Service, Jamie Angus disclosed this at the launch of the new Lagos bureau of the media outfit ...
BEIJING, March 7 (Xinhua) -- Sally Jarju from The Gambia had a chance to raise a question to China's agriculture minister at a press conference of the ongoing session of the National People's Congress on Wednesday. She asked about China-Africa cooperation in agriculture and was impressed with the ...
"I don't think I can make a definitive comment at this stage," he said on Monday, while briefing African journalists on US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's first official visit to the continent starting on Tuesday. But Yamamoto did add that for the US, as for a number of other countries, South Africa was the ...
Twenty selected journalists from five African countries will take part in a workshop on data journalism, facilitated by Vital Strategies, an international non-governmental organisation (NGO). The workshop, known as “Effective use of data in public health journalism,” is aimed at equipping selected journalists ...
Luv FM journalist, Prince Appiah, has been selected among 20 journalists to attend World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH). He is part of four Ghanaian journalists to participate in the 17th edition of WCTOH, opening in Cape Town, South Africa from March 5 to 9, 2018. Journalists attending the ...
Ethiopia - The UN Women Representative to Ethiopia, Letty Chiwara, has called on journalists to increase the number of stories reported on women in their outlets. Report by Bettie K. Johnson Mbayo, bettie.mbayo@frontpageafricaonline.com. She says though there is male dominance in the media, women ...
The second, third, fourth and fifth plaintiffs, who are practicing journalists in The Gambia and members of the Federation of African Journalists, an umbrella body/association for journalists in Africa, claimed they are victims of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in The Gambia. The second plaintiff ...

Speaking in an interview with Maravi Post, Amref Health Africa Regional Advocacy Manager Dona Anyona, who is based in Kenya, expressed her appreciation with the work that African journalists are currently doing in reporting on health issues. She, however, pointed out that there is need to equip ...
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) invites journalists working in Africa to apply for a Media Fellowships to travel, research and write stories on wildlife and its conservation in the continent – the policies and programmes, what has worked and what hasn't, the conflicts in conservation, the impacts of ...
African Journalists have been urged to project the socio-economic development of the continent and that of their respective countries to the outside world through their reportage. Similarly, they have also been urged to be circumspect in their reportage. The call was made at the opening of the 51st ...
In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu reflects on the plight of supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga following his reconciliation last month with his bitter rival, President Uhuru Kenyatta. One of the games I enjoyed a lot in my childhood was called "kauka" in Kiswahili, ...
He spoke at the Pan African Distinguished Achievers Award ceremony, in Accra, Ghana, where he was bestowed with an Award of Excellence for his contributions to peace in Nigeria and Africa at large, insisting that it was necessary for African journalists to exercise caution in the use of social media on ...
Around 100 delegates from several countries are in Swakopmund for the Continental Reinsurance 5th CEO Summit where African journalists will be honoured for their understanding of the reinsurance sector in Africa from 9 to 10 April. The event will be hosted in partnership with NamibRe and the keynote ...
President of the West African Parliamentary Press Corps (WAPPC), Mr. Andrew Edwin has called for bilateral relationship between Ghanian and Nigerian press corps, saying both countries have genuine commitment to advancement of democracy through reportage in the sub-region. Mr Andrew who was ...
Fact-checking is not the only area in which technology can aid reporting. Drones and sensors help journalists reach regions they can't easily access on foot, said South African journalist and director of NGO Code for Africa Justin Arenstein. The civil war in Syria, for instance, attracted more media ...
Similarly, Head, Egyptian Council and Supreme Court of Media Regulations, Makram Ahmed, has emphasised the commitment of the Republic of Egypt towards correcting the negative image of the African continent before the world, particularly via the training and reorientation of young African journalists. Nigeria
Commending the BBC for the initiative and the opportunity, 2017 winner Amina Yuguda urged journalists to come to terms with their responsibility to society and the world. According to her, the BBC was investing a lot in African journalism by helping African journalists tell the stories that will impact their ... Nigeria
She trains African journalists in investigative reporting and is a member of the Tobermory Lifeboat crew, which rescues people at sea. The salon is an important step in building a stronger relationship between the VCCA and Sweet Briar, which is one of the primary goals of the College's new Center for ... Nigeria
The telephonic briefing was held among various African journalists. The Acting Director said that Ethiopia got off to a later start than some of the other AGOA-eligible countries, but one of the things that is very encouraging over the last years is a tremendous amount of growth that has come from Ethiopia, ... Nigeria
Ethiopia — The UN Women Representative to Ethiopia, Letty Chiwara, has called on journalists to increase the number of stories reported on women in their outlets. She says though there is male dominance in the media, women stories must be told to show their difference in respective countries. Nigeria
The film hasn't just had an economic impact; it has touched many viewers too. South African journalist Sumeya Gasa went to see Black Panther in Johannesburg and told The Root that seeing well-rounded African characters on screen in the Hollywood film was an overwhelming and emotional experience: ... Nigeria
Ethiopia - The UN Women Representative to Ethiopia, Letty Chiwara, has called on journalists to increase the number of stories reported on women in their outlets. Report by Bettie K. Johnson Mbayo, bettie.mbayo@frontpageafricaonline.com. She says though there is male dominance in the media, women ... Nigeria
The second, third, fourth and fifth plaintiffs, who are practicing journalists in The Gambia and members of the Federation of African Journalists, an umbrella body/association for journalists in Africa, claimed they are victims of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in The Gambia. The second plaintiff ... Nigeria
In 2015, the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) along with four Gambian exiled journalists, namely Fatou Camara, Lamin Fatty, Alagie Jobe and Fatou Jaw Manneh, filed a suit against the Gambia government at the sub-regional court. The complainants, in their prayers, sought an order from the court to ... Nigeria
The advent of new technology has, however, disrupted the culture of Africanism replacing it with Eurocentric views as a way of finding solutions to African problems. It is against this background that Dr Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah envisioned, that “African journalists and media houses should not hide the fact ... Nigeria
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) invites journalists working in Africa to apply for a Media Fellowships to travel, research and write stories on wildlife and its conservation in the continent – the policies and programmes, what has worked and what hasn't, the conflicts in conservation, the impacts of climate change, ... Nigeria
That is why I am so happy with what the BBC is doing with the Komla Dumor Award. It is developing African journalism and helping African journalists tell their own stories. It is not bringing in a foreigner to tell African stories but trying to develop what we have here already and make it better. I think that is the ... Nigeria
On Tuesday the world woke up to the news that the South African (SA) Jazz icon, Hugh Masekela was no more. The 'horn of Africa' went silent, one prominent South African journalist wrote. By, Mmegi Editor, Fri 26 Jan 2018, 16:03 pm (GMT +2). 0 Comments. Email. Share. Mmegi Online :: Hamba kahle Bra Hugh Masekela. Nigeria
You have to credit SciDev.Net — where possible include our logo with a link back to the original article. You can simply run the first few lines of the article and then add: “Read the full article on SciDev.Net” containing a link back to the original article. If you want to also take images published in this story you ... Nigeria
In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu peeps into WhatsApp groups to find out who the group administrators really are. I've just been promoted to become the administrator of a WhatsApp group aimed at mobilising support for development projects for my home village in Kenya. Nigeria
AFRICOM also woos African journalists, hosting them at the command's headquarters in Germany in an effort to “enhance” their “understanding of the command's mission, operations, programs and engagements on the African continent.” Members of the AFRICOM press office also advise, mentor and ... Nigeria
... awards since then, including the regional award for Vodacom Journalist of the Year in the economics and finance category in 2015, SA Journalist of the Year in 2011, the Mondi Shanduka SA Story of the Year award in 2008 and CNN African Journalist of the Year – MKO Abiola Print Journalism in 2004. Nigeria
In November 2017, when delivering a speech at the Bloomberg Africa Business Media Innovators Summit, held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo stated that African Journalists have a duty to help change the image about Africa and establish a narrative which is ... Nigeria
In November 2017, when delivering a speech at the Bloomberg Africa Business Media Innovators Summit, held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo stated that African Journalists have a duty to help change the image about Africa and establish a narrative which is ... Nigeria
(CNN) -- Condemnation came thick and fast after it was reported US President Donald Trump complained about immigrants coming to the US from "shithole countries." At home, lawmakers from both parties criticized Trump's comments as "divisive" and "unacceptable," while Haiti, one of the countries ... Nigeria
South African journalists have taken to Twitter to openly send a collective message to the Democratic Alliance (DA) leadership and its members. Several journalists from different media houses related their experiences with the DA. The message was that the DA will not receive special treatment by the ... Nigeria
People gather at the Lenasia South Civic Centre to pray for the South African journalist Shiraaz Mohamed, who was kidnapped in Syria last year. South African photographer Shiraaz Mohamed, who was captured in Syria, is alive, Business Day reported. The Gift of the Givers organisation, which has ... Nigeria
Answers to 10 questions prove Shiraaz Mohamed is 'alive'. Gift of the Givers announced on Tuesday that it received proof of life, nearly a year to the day on which Shiraaz Mohamed disappeared close to Syria's border with Turkey. South African journalist Shiraaz Mohamed. Picture: facebook.com. Gift of the ... Nigeria
The President's Keepers, penned by South African journalist Jacques Pauw, provided insight into the allegedly underhanded dealings of South African President Jacob Zuma and officials in top government positions. Speaking to the Daily News, Peter Adams of Adams Books in Musgrave Centre confirmed ... Nigeria
JOHANNESBURG: An Indian-origin South African photojournalist, who was captured in war-torn Syria a year ago, may be alive as negotiators have provided the 'proof of life' to his family here, an organisation has said. Shiraaz Mahomed disappeared without a trace after being captured on January 10, ... Nigeria


 

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