May 21, 2020 | 15:31 pm
[African Arguments] Five countries have gone ahead with elections. Nine have postponed. A dozen more are up in the air.
May 21, 2020 | 11:35 am
[MFWA] Beninois journalist, Ignace Sossou, who has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for reproducing the words of the country's prosecutor has had his time reduced to 12 months, with half of the term suspended.
May 20, 2020 | 12:42 pm
[Africa Renewal] Secretary General, Chamber of Commerce and Industr -Economists and experts around the world are unanimous: the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic will have significant economic impacts. Forecasts predict it will negatively affect several aspects of economic life, sparking fears of[…]
Apr 30, 2020 | 12:26 pm
[MFWA] Today, investigative journalist, Ignace Sossou, will appear in court to appeal the 18-month jail sentence he is serving for simply repeating the words of Benin's Public Prosecutor on social media in December, 2019.
Apr 28, 2020 | 11:34 am
[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and other civil society organizations call for the immediate release of Ignace Sossou, a Beninese investigative journalist whose appeal against his grossly unjust 18-month prison sentence will finally begin being heard by a Cotonou appeal[…]
Apr 28, 2020 | 11:32 am
[CPJ] New York -Today the group of undersigned organizations called on authorities in Benin to immediately release imprisoned journalist Ignace Sossou on appeal and ensure that he does not continue to face undue risk of coronavirus exposure in ongoing detention.
Apr 24, 2020 | 10:45 am
[MFWA] Banouto Media, an online platform for news and investigative reporting in Benin, has been adjudged the number one most visited online information site in Benin by New York-based internet giant, SimilarWeb.