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After ruling Burkina Faso for 27 years President Blaise Compaoré very rarely addresses important local issues in the national media.
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Thousands of Muslims converged on the grounds of Liberia's capitol building on 26 March to present a petition to lawmakers calling for Liberia to retain its secular status.
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Despite a few “marginal irregularities,” Cameroon experienced its most transparent elections ever, according to the president of the country's elections-governing body.
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After years of campaigning by church leaders to return Liberia to a Christian heritage, hundreds of Liberians on March 19, 2013, formally delivered their petition the 53rd National Legislature.
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Eleven media organs and a few journalists and publishers were suspended or warned for illegal advertising and unethical behavior in the run up to the recent elections in Cameroon.
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With their new president facing both legal and leadership trials, Kenyans are asking whether Uhuru will be able to "chew gum and climb stairs".
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Uganda's independent media are asking whether they must now self-censor as the state turns the screws a little tighter following the latest showdown with government enforcers.
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In the tense week after voting as the country awaited the result, Kenyans surprised the world by maintaining peace, due in part to the vigilance of journalists covering the campaigns.
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TMP's upcoming conference will focus on the deepening role media are playing in stemming injustice and violence in all phases of elections in East Africa.
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As Ghana's national elections approach, TMP contributor Adolf Briandt worries that campaigns' insulting language could provoke violence and harm the country's reputation for peace.
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