Egyptian blogger Mikael Nabil Sanad has been on hunger strike since August 22. Arrested in March for a blog post in which he criticized the military, Sanad was sentenced to three years in prison by a military court. In July, he was told that it could take up to a year and a half to get a court date for appeal, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). On August 22, Sanad began a hu

Today we woke up to the words of the Uganda Security Minister Wilson Muruli Mukasa saying the opposition is using social media to pyschologically prepare youth for armed insurgency. It couldn’t have been better timing looking at what’s coming out of UK government after the riots. Such claims also came out as the opposition was launching new round of walk to work protests.
On 25 July the Khartoum Media Court, headed by the judge Mudathir Al-Rashid, sentenced the female journalist Amal Habani to pay a fine of 2000 Sudanese Pounds (about 660 US dollars). If she did not pay this sum, she knew she would face one month of imprisonment. Amal Habani decided to be sent to prison rather than pay the fine, and she has now been sent to Omdurman Women’s Prison.

Habani was one
Anyone who has stayed in Ghana long enough will realize majority of Ghanaians and the authorities governing them are disgusted with the Sakawa problem just as much as any foreigner is. Sakawa is an off-shoot of what started as 'advance-fee fraud' or 419. This phenomenon has gradually grown into a lucrative engagement for some young people in Ghana. Advance fee fraud or 419 is reported to have ori

On 13 April 2011 human rights defenders Mr Samuel Mohochi, Mr Hassan Omar Hassan, Mr Hussain Khalid, and Mr Muhdhar Khitamy were deported from Uganda, and returned to Kenya shortly after arriving at Entebbe airport. Samuel Mohochi is a trustee of the Kenya National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders; Hassan Omar Hassan is the Vice-Chairperson of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNC

Although many women in Cameroon are economically empowered and active in civil society, they often lack the opportunity to enter politics and participate in their country’s male-dominated political sector.
The first Guinean blogcamp took place on February 2nd at the Press House in Coléah, a suburb of Conakry. It was initiated by Mr. Fode Sanikayi Kouyaté, who is writing on http://guinee50.blogspot.com/. In a nation striving for a national dialogue after tumultuous years of political strife, ICT might play an important role in building consensus.