Nigeria Energy Sector Fund Plc ( 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgNigeria Energy Sector Fund Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Nigeria Energy Sector Fund Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nigeria Energy Sector Fund Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nigeria Energy Sector Fund Plc (  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileNigerian Energy Sector Fund Plc is a closed-end investment vehicle constituted under a Trust Deed with UBA Trustees Limited as the trustees. The fund was created by the Nigerian Energy Sector Fund PLC to bridge the funding gap in the energy sector of the Nigerian economy. It was established by mobilising investible funds from individuals, corporate, and foreigners. Nigerian Energy Sector Fund Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc ( Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgDangote Sugar Refineries Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileDangote Sugar Refineries Plc cultivates and mills sugarcane in Nigeria and produces fortified and non-fortified granulated sugar for household consumption and use in pharmaceutical and food and beverage manufacturing. The fortified product is a fine high quality Vitamin A fortified white granulated sugar which is an all-purpose sugar used for baking and sweetening beverages and food stuff. It is sold under the brand name Dangote Sugar in 50kg, 1kg, 500g and 250g packages. The unfortified product is a specially-processed sugar grade used by pharmaceuticals and food and beverage manufacturing companies. Dangote Sugar Refineries’ subsidiary company, Savannah Sugar Company Limited, cultivates sugarcane for the group and is responsible for the milling process. Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Autumn Internationals Italy vs Georgia Preview

first_img Expand The All Blacks have named a 51-man squad… Take a look at which teams are playing… Take a look at Eddie Jones’ 36-man England… England Autumn Internationals Squad What are the line-ups?  Expand LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS New Zealand Autumn Internationals Squad New Zealand Autumn Internationals Squad Replacements: Giorgi Kveseladze, Lasha Malaghuradze, Gela Aprasidze, Shalva Mamukashvili, Zurab Zhvania, Levan Chilachava, Shalva Sutiashvili, Beka BitsadzeDon’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest news from the world of rugby. After a humbling by Ireland, Italy will look to bounce back against Georgia. England Autumn Internationals Squad Collapse Autumn International Fixtures 2018 Autumn Internationals Italy vs Georgia PreviewEngland may be playing New Zealand, South Africa may be playing France, and Wales may be playing Australia this weekend, but arguably the biggest Autumn International contest on November 10th will be between Italy and Georgia.This result could have long-term implications in the Six Nations largely because Italy collected another uninspiring wooden spoon in the 2018 tournament, and Georgia seem to be constantly knocking on the door asking for involvement. If Georgia win this weekend then those questions are going to get louder and more significant.Held in Florence, Italy have home advantage for the match and clearly they need every advantage they can get a week after getting destroyed 54-7 by Ireland.Georgia have also lost their last two Tests against Japan in which they failed to score any points, and Fiji which they lost 37-15. However they did manage to beat Tonga in June.In what is sure to be a colossal contest up front in the pack, both sides are renowned for being strong scrummagers and whoever wins this contest will allow the backs to work off a strong platform.Right now, Georgia are ranked 13th in the world, one place better than Italy at 14th so this is sure to be a close affair that could have big implications. Autumn International Fixtures 2018 ItalyLuca Sperandio, Tommaso Benvenuti, Michele Campagnaro, Tommaso Castello, Mattia Bellini, Tommaso Allan, Tito Tebaldi, Andrea Lovotti, Leonardo Ghiraldini,  Simone Ferrari, Alessandro Zanni, Dean Budd, Sebastian Negri, Jake Polledri, Abraham SteynReplacements: Luca Bigi, Cherif Traorè, Tiziano Pasquali, Marco Fuser, Johan Meyer, Guglielmo Palazzani, Carlo Canna, Luca MorisiGeorgiaSoso Matiashvili, Giorgio Koshadze, Merab Sharikadze, Tamaz Mtchedlidze, Zurab Dzneladze, Lasha Khmaladze, Vasil Lobzhanidze, Mikheil Nariashvili, Jaba Bregvadze, Dudu Kubriashvili, Nodar Tcheishvili, Lasha Lomidze, Otar Giorgadze, Giorgi Tsutskiridze, Beka Gorgadze Bounce Back: Italy are coming off a loss to Ireland. They need a performance against Georgia (Getty Images) last_img read more

Gov. DeSantis bans ‘vaccine passports’ in FL, citing ‘the fundamental rights…

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 By Michael Moline, Florida PhoenixAs promised earlier in April, Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued an executive order barring any state or local government agency from issuing, or any private business from requiring, any “vaccine passport” — meaning documentation of an individual’s COVID vaccination status. He acted on Friday, shortly after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it now considers it safe for fully vaccinated people to travel without risk to themselves and need not get tested for the coronavirus or quarantine after arrival, as reported by news organizations including CNN.The ban took effect immediately.“No Florida government entity, or its subdivisions, agents, or assigns, shall be permitted to issue vaccine passports, vaccine passes, or other standardized documentation for the purpose of certifying an individual’s COVID-19 vaccination status to a third party, or otherwise publish or share any individual’s COVID-19 vaccination record or similar health information,” DeSantis’ order declares.“Businesses in Florida are prohibited from requiring patrons or customers to provide any documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccination or post-transmission recovery to gain access to, entry upon, or service from the business,” it continues.The order conditions receipt of state grants on observance of the order by businesses.“The requirements in this order do not otherwise restrict businesses from instituting COVID-19 screening protocols in accordance with state and federal law to protect public health, and nothing herein shall be construed to interfere with individuals’ rights to access their own personal health information under federal law,” it says.DeSantis  had repudiated the notion of vaccine passports last week, citing medical privacy concerns and opposition to the notion that people should show their papers — or more likely smartphone app verification — to do basic business.The governor also urged the Legislature, which is about midway through its regular session, to ban the documents by law.The move followed reports that the Biden administration was working with private businesses to develop such an application, which would be a way for individual businesses to try to ensure the safety of their customers and employees.Opposition to these passports among Republicans has [sometimes been quite strong], with Georgia Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green labeling them “Biden’s Mark of the Beast.”DeSantis’ order, issued Friday, cites a Florida Constitution section guaranteeing freedom of speech and the Florida Emergency Management Act, which gives governors broad authority in managing public crises.DeSantis had repudiated the notion of vaccine passports on Monday, citing medical privacy concerns and opposition to the notion that people should show their papers — or more likely smartphone app verification — to do basic business.Professor JoNel Newman, director of the Health Rights Clinic at the University of Miami School of Law, questioned the governor’s legal authority to ban these documents in an interview with the Phoenix earlier in the week, particularly for private businesses.“The public health and safety regulations would usually trump that. Those are traditionally local. But then, we also have a marketplace free-choice question for completely privately owned businesses. Why would he have more authority than that than for no shirt, no shoes, no service, to quote an often-imposed rule in a private restaurant,” she said.DeSantis offered a fuller explanation of his reasoning within the order, including that “many Floridians have not yet had the opportunity to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination, some have infection-acquired immunity, and others may be unable to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination due to health, religious, or other reasons.”The document notes that the state does not require that people be vaccinated; that privacy laws protect people’s health information; and that “so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports reduce individual freedom and will harm patient privacy.”“Requiring so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports for taking part in everyday life-such as attending a sporting event, patronizing a restaurant, or going to a movie theater would create two classes of citizens based on vaccination,” the document says.It adds that the governor deems it “necessary to protect the fundamental rights and privacies of Floridians and the free flow of commerce within the state.” Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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New national charity lottery ‘Unity’ announced

first_imgRichard Dixon, Managing Director of Sterling Management Centre, said: “We help charities raise over £35 million every year through running lotteries. We have worked with charities for over 23 years and in this time we have realised that there is a need for a joint scheme offering charities and other organisations a risk free way to fundraise. Unity returns 50% of each player’s money to their charity or organisation and there is no minimum limit of players per organisation.” Howard Lake | 16 May 2007 | News New national charity lottery ‘Unity’ announced Tagged with: Gaming About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Cumbrian-based Sterling Management Centre has set up nationwide charity lottery called ‘Unity’ with a weekly jackpot prize of £25,000. The company says that it has been developed to make it easier for smaller charities and organisations to raise funds through running a weekly lottery draw.Unity is open to all charities and voluntary organisations whatever their size. Participating charities will receive a marketing pack containing personalised leaflets and posters promoting their particulra charity lottery.Sterling has more than 20 years experience in the lottery market and currently provides services to more than 70 charitable organisations across the UK. Advertisement  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Royal Foundation announces £1.8m to support frontline workers & mental health

first_imgRoyal Foundation announces £1.8m to support frontline workers & mental health The Royal Foundation has granted nearly £1.8 million to charities providing support for mental health and frontline services.Ten charities are receiving grants through the Royal Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund. The Fund, in partnership with NHS England, is the Foundation’s first crisis response fund. It aims support the nation’s mental health both now, and in the months and years ahead, and the grants will help mental health charities increase their capacity for helpline and chat services to meet rising demand.Through the grants, all emergency responders will have access to individual grief trauma counselling from Hospice UK, while over 250,000 emergency responders will have access to peer-to-peer support through Mind’s Blue Light programme.In addition the grants will enable:The Ambulance Staff Charity to provide an additional 2,780 hours of support for the UK’s ambulance community;Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) to respond to 2,300 more contacts each month;Shout 85258 to have 250 more text message conversations with people struggling to cope every day;The Mix to expand its group chat service for young people to seven days per week;Teachers, children and their parents to be supported to cope with mental health needs including self-care and managing anxiety as schools re-open, through training and resources from Place2Be and The Anna Freud Centre; andBest Beginnings to deliver a Digital Outreach Programme and maternal mental health training to Home-Start volunteers and midwives so an additional 20,000 expectant and new mothers will be supported by Baby Buddy, their NHS approved pregnancy and parenting appFunding will also work to build the capacity of the Heads Together partners as they work together on campaigning activity to directly address the nation’s mental health as the population adjusts to life after Covid-19.Speaking to frontline workers and mental health counsellors last week, The Duchess of Cambridge said:“Over recent months we have all been in awe of the incredible work that frontline staff and emergency responders have been doing in response to COVID-19, but we know that for many of them, their families, and for thousands of others across the UK, the pandemic will have a lasting impact on their mental health.” Advertisement Melanie May | 27 July 2020 | News  677 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: COVID-19 grants Royal Familycenter_img  678 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Puerto Rican deaths exposed: Anger spurs resistance

first_imgThe plaza in front of the Capitol in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has given the most truthful account so far of how many deaths occurred as a result of last fall’s Hurricane Maria. Relatives and friends of the dead have placed their loved ones’ shoes there as evidence of their demise. Over three days, close to 3,000 shoes, marked with their owners’ names and moving stories, claimed their place in history.This time they will be counted. No longer can the deaths of so many be ignored by both the Puerto Rican and U.S. authorities, who still insist on a mere 64 killed by the storm.A revealing Harvard study titled “Mortality in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria,” published on May 29 in the New England Journal of Medicine, has shredded the official figure. Based on more than 3,000 surveys of households throughout the archipelago, it concluded that between Sept. 20 and Dec. 31 of last year, at least 4,645 people died, either directly because of the hurricane or indirectly because of delayed or interrupted health care. That number could easily double, since people continue to die from lack of electricity to run life-support machines, as well as from suicides, lack of appropriate health care services and other storm-related causes.Immediately after publication of the Harvard report, Puerto Rican activists formed Project 4645. Through social media, it called on people to bring to the Capitol shoes of those they knew had died as a result of Maria, in order to validate the study’s numbers. It was a strong rebuttal to the Ricky Roselló government’s refusal to publish the death statistics.Since February, local organizations have been trying to get information about the hurricane casualties. The Puerto Rican Center for Investigative Journalism filed a suit charging the PR government’s Bureau of Vital Statistics and the Health Department with concealing the statistics. So far, there has been no response. These government agencies also refused to give any data to the Harvard study.This neglect of a people by both San Juan and Washington is not accidental. We now know that Hurricane Maria was even more deadly than Hurricane Katrina. Yet these deaths are not officially counted, showing not only insensitivity but also deliberate plans to negate the existence of the Puerto Rican nation. This clearly exposes the genocidal intent behind the restructuring plans for the colony, a territory that “belongs to, but is not part of” the United States, said a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Sanchez Valle case.Even more than the real number of casualties, this event begins to pull back the curtain of lies and deception imposed on the people of PR, with fake reasons given for the privatization of essential services, the closing of schools and the elimination of workers’ rights. The planned pauperization and enslavement of the people proceeds as both a creole and a foreign elite enrich themselves, their armies of law firms and consultants sucking up multimillion-dollar salaries. The imperialist capitalists and their allies on the island scheme to extract even more wealth from a supposed $74 billion public debt they created, even as they refuse to allow an independent audit.One of these deceptive moves came in February with the governor signing a contract with George Washington University. After several U.S. media reported that the hurricane had caused more than 1,000 deaths, Roselló was forced to deal with the number of casualties. Instead of hiring experts from local Puerto Rican universities, both public and private, well versed on the issue, he paid $305,000 of public money — which could increase to $1 million — to the Milken Institute of Public Health at George Washington University to determine the death toll.Why this university? Roselló’s father, Pedro Roselló, who was governor from 1993 through 2000, was an associate professor at GWU in 2002-03. Even more relevant is Julia Keleher, who was chosen by Roselló to be PR’s secretary of education, but who is called “the mercenary of education” in PR. Keleher is a Philadelphia native completely ignorant of Puerto Rican history, culture and the traditions of the children under her mandate. Yet she is designing a new education model for Puerto Rican children, while closing schools and privatizing public education. Keleher is an adjunct faculty member at GWU’s School of Business and a technical trainer there for Management Concepts, specializing in project management.The GWU study, scheduled for release in May, has yet to come out.Crimes against workersWhile the death count captures headlines, another crime against Puerto Rico’s workers is unfolding. Much is being said about the so-called “power struggle” between the governor and the Fiscal Control Board imposed by the U.S. Congress. But whatever minute differences may exist between them, there is no possibility this struggle can benefit the PR population. Both have the same goal: the sacrifice of the Puerto Rican working class on the altar of capitalist profits.Since its inception, the FCB has tried to impose enormous austerity measures through a fiscal plan that includes “labor flexibility,” “employment at will,” huge increases in tuition at the public University of Puerto Rico, the closing of several campuses and schools, eliminating many workers’ benefits — including holidays, sick days and Christmas bonuses — and reducing pensions, plus other measures that deal a severe blow to the working class, still suffering from the devastating effects of the 2006 PR recession.However, the FCB has no power to enact the laws required to change current workers’ guarantees. So the governor, who has been submissive to the junta’s demands, has readily sent legal initiatives to the legislature where they are approved.At the end of May, the elimination of Law 80 was one such blow. This law had protected private sector workers from unjustified firing. After much posturing by the governor, who said he would never allow such an attack on Puerto Rican workers, Roselló finally gave in when the FCB offered to increase the budget for Fortaleza, the governor’s residence, from $15 to $43 million!What is happening to workers in Puerto Rico is just the latest chapter in the capitalist system’s criminal attack. Having reached a dead end, capitalism tries to eliminate any barriers to its quest for ever higher profits. Because PR is a colony of the U.S., the capitalists think they can abolish workers’ rights there.But history has not ended. The communities in PR are organizing, now certain that they cannot count on the government to defend them. This awareness is happening while many organizations and unions file suits against the PROMESA law that restructured Puerto Rico’s debt in violation of the U.S. and Puerto Rican constitutions. Several of these suits challenge PR’s colonial status which, since the 2016 ruling in the Sanchez Valle case, is being questioned as never before.Karl Marx said that it is not the consciousness of people that determines their being but their social being that determines their consciousness. In Puerto Rico, the social conditions are bringing this more and more to mind. The real possibility of a jump in consciousness is being felt in many ways.The struggle, both in the streets and in the courts, promises that this summer will be a very hot one in the archipelago.Victory to the Puerto Rican workers! Free Puerto Rico!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Men’s tennis team begins journey back to Final Four

first_imgGarrett Podell ReddIt Twitter ReddIt Garrett Podell TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Facebook Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Garrett Podell Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Linkedincenter_img printFresh off a surprise Final Four run and No. 4 end-of-the-year ranking, TCU men’s tennis is set to return to the courts Sept. 19 at the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational in Midland, Texas and at the Oracle/ITA Masters in Malibu, California Sept. 18-20.While external expectations for the team are sky high, head coach David Roditi doesn’t believe in looking too far ahead.“We don’t really set goals or expectations as far as results, I don’t know what the actual point of that is,” Roditi said. “Our whole focus on this year is doing things the right way and being excellent about the way we go about our day and how treat each other, how we respect practice and how we respect each other.”Roditi said making the most out of every minute of practice is key.This year’s team is younger than last year’s, with the possibility of having six first-years, three sophomores and two juniors, whereas last year’s team had five seniors.Roditi remains optimistic about the infusion of youth on this year’s team.“The exciting part about youth is sometimes you don’t really know what to expect, so you just go at it and there’s no fear in a way,” Roditi said. “Another exciting part is that there’s so much growth, which is really fun as a coach.”Players like Trey Daniel and Hudson Blake, the only juniors on the team, are forced into leadership roles, but they have embraced the responsibility.“Myself and Hudson Blake, another junior, have stepped into a leadership role that we weren’t in last year when he had five seniors,” Daniel said. “The biggest part of our roles as leaders is making sure everyone’s on the same path and working towards the same goals.”Roditi is fully supportive of Daniel’s initiative.“He’s really grown up these past two years, and I’m really proud of him and the person he’s becoming,” Roditi said.Along with Daniel, sophomore Trevor Johnson and first-years Reese Stalder and Gregory Anderson will represent the team in Midland this weekend.“I’m excited,” Daniel said. “Personally, a singles win there would be great. I’m also playing doubles with Trevor, so a doubles win would be great as well.”The tournament in Midland is one of Roditi’s favorite matches of the year.“I love it,” Roditi said. “It’s a very family-orientated atmosphere, with the alumni and the fans coming out to support, with all their little kids running around.”The team’s top players, Cameron Norrie and Guillermo Nuñez, who are ranked No. 15 and No. 19 respectively, were invited to play in Oracle/ITA Masters tournament in Malibu, which matches the nation’s top sixteen returning players against each other for the first national collegiate championship of the 2015-16 season.Roditi was overjoyed to have multiple players invited.“That tournament has some of the best competition in the nation, it’s the top 16 players in the game,” Roditi said. “The fact that we have two players in the tournament is great for us.”Roditi felt confident that both Nuñez and Norrie have the ability to start their seasons off strong.“With Guillermo, he didn’t get to play a lot this summer because of a wrist injury from last year, so he’s got some catching up to do and he knows it,” Roditi said. “It’ll take some patience and hard work from him, but he’s a very good player.”“As long he trusts the process, he’ll have a good tournament.”When talking about Norrie, Roditi was more enthusiastic.“Cameron is ready,” Roditi said. “He’s been waiting to compete, and he’s been a little antsy and edgy this week, which can be a good sign.” Garrett Podell World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleTCU volleyball player makes program historyNext articleFaith Festival celebrates community and religion Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Garrett Podell + posts Facebook Twitter Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

A year after her arrest, Radio Bana journalist being held in solitary confinement

first_img Help by sharing this information February 18, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A year after her arrest, Radio Bana journalist being held in solitary confinement EritreaAfrica April 14, 2021 Find out more Organisation January 13, 2021 Find out more Reports Reporters Without Borders has just learned from credible Eritrean sources that journalist and essayist Yirgalem Fisseha Mebrahtu has been held in solitary confinement for the past few weeks in May Srwa prisons, to the north of Asmara. It is not known why she is being given this treatment.“The Eritrean government has yet again demonstrated its cruelty,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Yirgalem Fisseha is on the point of completing a year of being held incommunicado in particularly appalling conditions. We are very concerned for her state of health and we urge the international community to react and to demand her release and the release of the 20 or so other journalists detained in Eritrea.” Employed by Asmara-based Radio Bana, Yirgalem Fisseha (picture) was arrested when the authorities raided the station on 22 February 2009 and detained its entire staff. Initially taken to Adi Abeito military prison, to the northwest of the capital, she was subsequently transferred to the nearby May Srwa prison. One of her Radio Bana colleagues, Bereket Misghina, and the young writer and poet Meles Negusse Kifu, are being held in the same prison.Originally from Adi Keyih, a city to the south of Asmara, not far from the Ethiopian border, and a graduate of Asmara Teachers’ Training College, Yirgalem Fisseha was one of the few women working as journalists in Eritrea. Before the government closed down all independent media in September 2001, she was an art critic for the privately-owned weekly Zemen as well as writing for the state-owned daily Hadas Eritrea and Tirgita, a newspaper that supported the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS).Zemen editor Amanuel Asrat, who was arrested on 18 September 2001, is currently being held in Eiraeiro prison camp (in cell No. 25) along with freelance journalist Seyoum Tsehaye (cell No. 10) and Dawit Habtemichael, deputy editor and co-founder of Meqaleh (cell No. 12).In a letter on 11 January to Manfred Nowak, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Reporters Without Borders wrote: “We urge you to request access to the imprisoned journalists in order to enquire about their state of health and about prison conditions in Eritrea (…) We also ask you and your fellow rapporteurs to put enough pressure on the government to ensure that they are tried or released.” Read the letter . Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img News RSF_en News RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision Follow the news on Eritrea News EritreaAfrica Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? October 27, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Four journalists assaulted and detained by police

first_img BeninAfrica April 8, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Four journalists assaulted and detained by police BeninAfrica Organisation May 4, 2021 Find out more Benin urged to implement findings of Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Reporters Without Borders condemns the assaults by police officers on EtienneHouessou, publication director of the newspaper “Le Télégramme”, and threeof his colleagues on 1 April 2003.”Whatever their mistake was, nothing can justify the inappropriate detentionof these journalists and the acts of violence committed against them. Inthis country, which views itself as a democratic model in West Africa, legalprovisions exist preventing the assault or detention of citizens for theirwritings. We hope that this is an isolated incident and ask that you punishthose responsible for these violent acts,” Robert Ménard, the organisation’ssecretary-general, said in a letter to Minister of Communications and thePromotion of New Technologies Gaston Zossou.Three journalists from “Le Télégramme” were arrested, physically assaultedand taken to Cotonou’s central police station on 1 April. Houessou, who hadfled earlier, went to the police station a few hours later, after policeofficers had assured him that that he would not be physically assaulted.Nonetheless, the publication director was beaten up and detained until 7:00p.m. (local time).The journalists are accused of publishing several news items containingmisleading information and insults directed at National Police (DGPN)Director-General Raymond Fadonougbo and Police Chief Francis AwagbèBéhanzin. The DGPN’s spokesperson had previously summoned Houessou in early February, issued him a warning and accused him of violating the Beninesepress’s code of ethics.The Union of Private Press Journalists of Benin (Union des Journalistes dela presse privée du Bénin, UJPBO) declared Monday 7 April a “day withoutmedia” to protest against the national police’s abusive behaviour. News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News Receive email alerts November 7, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en Reporters Without Borders condemns the physical attacks against LeTélégramme editor Etienne Houessou and three of his journalists on 1 Apriland calls for the punishment of the police officers responsible for this useof violence.(Photo: Beninese journalists protest against the attacks) Op-ed urges Benin to end Digital Law threat to journalism News to go further November 11, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Benin Newslast_img read more