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August 2014

IGAD slams death of its ceasefire monitor in South Sudan

The conflicting parties of ‪South Sudan  today signed  the Implementation Matrix of the Cessation of Hostilities agreement and it’s addition at the ongoing 27th Extraordinary Session of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government on the situation in South Sudan in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, IGAD secretariat said.

The African Media Initiative (AMI) has on August 20th lunched a Pan-African campaign against hate speech at a panel discussion held in Nairobi, Kenya. The panel, which discussed the “Limits of Press Freedom” has brought  together leading figures in African media, notably: Linus Kaikai, Managing Editor of the Kenyan broadcasting station, NTV, which is part of East Africa’s largest media conglomerate, the Nation Media Group; Eric Chinje, Chief Executive Officer of AMI; Nanjira Sambuli, Researcher on online hate speech at the iHub; Fatuma Abdulahi, owner of Warya Post, Africa’s fastest growing website; and Boniface Mwangi, award-winning photographer and social activist.