Africa 54 – November 5, 2019

Top Stories:

The democracy watchdog group, Freedom House, releases report painting a bleak outlook on the way governments use social media. The report, Freedom on the Net, says governments’ spy on citizens, while others seek to manipulate elections.

Several journalists arrested in Uganda as they marched to the police headquarters in Kampala, to deliver a petition to stop police brutality. Police released the journalist but refused to explain why they were arrested.

Young boys and girls converge in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, at least twice a week to work on their martial arts skills, learning a new pastime, Muay Thai, a combat sport originally from Thailand.

A54 Health: health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo to introduce a vaccine against Ebola in the country’s eastern provinces, to counter the current outbreak.

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