Somali Court Frees Journalist Held Over Rape Report

Somalia’s Supreme Court on Sunday freed journalist Abdiaziz Abdinoor Ibrahim imprisoned for interviewing a woman who claimed she had been raped by government soldiers. Abdinoor has been in Banadir region’s central prison for about three months. Ibrahim, also known as Koronto, was arrested on January 10th along with the alleged rape victim for offending state institutions…. Continue reading…

Kenya’s Largest Newspaper Misinforms Readers About Obama Remark, Deletes Story

Update 8:30 p.m. Daily Nation has since deleted the link to the story which was on its website frontpage after a backlash from Kenyans on Twitter. Kenyan media has been applauded for their role in the coverage of the just concluded general elections. Television pundits and reporters have been very careful not to ignite voter and ethnic… Continue reading…

New York Times Correspondent in East Africa Predicts Post-Election Violence in Kenya

Jeffrey Gettleman, East Africa’s bureau chief for the New York Times, said on Saturday if CORD presidential candidate Raila Odinga refuses to concede defeat in the presidential elections,  it “could lead to the type of confusion and violence that erupted in 2007,” according to an article published in the New York Times. Kenyans on Twitter, better known… Continue reading…

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