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Ban on Uganda’s critical State of the Nation play has no legal basis, says co-director

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Poster for State of the Nation play. Afri-Talent.

Poster for State of the Nation play. Afri-Talent.

The co-director of a play banned in Uganda has told RFI he’s concerned about the repercussions of continuing to stage his production. But he believes Uganda’s Media Council is on shaky legal ground. John Ssegawa, co-author of State of the Nation, says the Ugandan authorities are limiting freedom of expression.

Radio France Internationale

Interview: John Ssegawa, Co-Director, State of the Nation

Could you describe the play? What is it about?

The play is all about the history of Uganda from 1962, from independence, up to today. We talk about the political journey and what we thought would be, and what is not today.

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Written by Daniel Finnan

1 November 2012 at 23:50

Muslim Brother to face Mubarak-era prime minister in Egypt’s presidential run-off

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The Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Moursi will face off against Mubarak-era prime minister Ahmed Shafiq in the second round of Egypt’s presidential election, according to unofficial results Friday. A statement issued by the Muslim Brotherhood mid-morning on Friday said the party’s candidate had won, according to their estimates.

Radio France Internationale

Written by Daniel Finnan

25 May 2012 at 13:31

Overview: London conference on Somalia

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"Kenya stop violating our sea coast" - protesters at the London conference on Somalia

"Kenya stop violating our sea coast" - protesters at the London conference on Somalia

Interview: Adjoa Anyimadu, Somalia researcher, Chatham House

“Scepticism understandable”

Interview: Benedicte Goderiaux, Somalia researcher, Amnesty International

“Foreign armies and proxy militias in Somalia must be held accountable”

Interview: Ali Rooble, protester

“London conference on Somalia aims to conquer the country”

Ambience: Protest at London conference

“Hands off Somalia!”

Madagascar must agree amnesty for Ravalomanana, says Sadc

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Marc Ravalomanana. Photo: US State Dept

Marc Ravalomanana. Photo: US State Dept

Madagascar must agree new amnesty laws by the end of February to pave the way for the return of exiled former leader Marc Ravalomanana, the South African foreign affairs ministry said on Sunday. After a meeting of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) in Cape Town, the regional bloc insists the country must adopt its road map to end its political stand-off.

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

12 February 2012 at 17:13

Voices from Tahrir by Human Rights Watch

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Egyptians celebrating in Tahrir Square

Egyptians celebrating in Tahrir Square. Photo: Platon, 2011

Voices from Tahrir Square is a sound portrait of the people’s revolution in Egypt for the anniversary of the 25 January – 11 February 2011 uprising. Features recordings made in the square by reporters and citizen journalists from around the world, including Daniel Finnan of Radio France Internationale.

PRX: Human Rights Watch

Written by Daniel Finnan

25 January 2012 at 11:41

ANC celebrates 100 years

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ANC CentenarySouth Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) party celebrates 100 years on Saturday. It was founded on 8 January 1912 in Bloemfontein. ANC National Spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said the centenary is a “test of loyalty” for the ANC which demonstrates how far the party has gone over the past 100 years.

Interview: ANC Spokesperson Jackson Mthembu

Radio France Internationale

Written by Daniel Finnan

8 January 2012 at 12:29

Police admit killing four in DRC post-election violence

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The chief of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s police has confirmed that his forces killed four people in post-election violence but declared the situation under control Sunday. It’s “hard to predict” whether the situation will deteriorate further, according to rights watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW).

Q&A: Anneke Van Woudenberg, DRC specialist, Human Rights Watch

Radio France Internationale

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