Congo-BrazzavilleAfrica Help by sharing this information RSF_en May 4, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemns police harassment and violence against journalists during and after the 12 June elections in which, as expected, President Denis Sassou N’Guesso won another term. A French journalist told the press freedom organisation: “We were just going about our work when anti-riot police attacked us and seized our equipment.”“The use of such violent methods is liable to sow doubt about the regularity of these elections,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Journalists have been physically attacked, threatened and harassed at the whim of police and soldiers. We urge the authorities to punish all the abuse of authority towards media personnel that took place during the polls.”Visiting journalists Arnaud Zajtman and Marlène Rabaud of the French satellite TV station France 24 and BBC World Service correspondent Thomas Fessy were physically attacked by police while covering an opposition demonstration held in Brazzaville when the results were announced on 15 July. Their equipment was confiscated and they were forced to leave the scene of the protest.Reached by telephone, Fessy said he was shocked by the way the police behaved. “They grabbed me around the waist and pulled me by the hair to make me let go of my tape recorder, which was immediately taken by a plain-clothes policemen,” he said. “Another policeman snatched my bag.”On returning to their hotel, the three journalists realised they were being kept under surveillance. As a result, they moved out and went to a location that offered more security.A few hours after the polls opened on 12 July, a dozen security agents led by Col. Thomas Bakala Mayinda of the Congolese intelligence agency arrived at the Hotel Saphir and asked to see visiting Radio France Internationale reporter Catherine Ninin, claiming they had an interview with her. The hotel refused to let them in. That evening, Ninin received a threatening phone call from a presidential aide while two additional groups of security agents went to the hotel and remained outside all night. to go further Follow the news on Congo-Brazzaville News Ailing magazine editor held illegally in Brazzaville for more than a month July 20, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Foreign journalists harassed during and after presidential poll News Congo celebrates World Press Freedom Day by sentencing a journalist to six months in prison News Joint call for Brazzaville journalist’s release March 31, 2021 Find out more Organisation Congo-BrazzavilleAfrica March 5, 2021 Find out more
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At least one person is dead, five injured and some still missing after a massive explosion in Lincoln County, Kentucky.Fire officials say it appears a gas line ruptured near the tiny community of Moreland, about two hours southeast of Louisville.The early morning blast produced a huge fireball that could be seen in neighboring counties.People had to be evacuated in Moreland and nearby Hustonville.Around half a dozen structures are believed to have caught fire.
Bernie Sanders is suspending his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president. His leaving the race sets a clear path for former Vice President Joe Biden to challenge President Trump in the fall. Sanders had been the front-runner in the race after victories in Nevada and New Hampshire. However, Biden’s huge win in South Carolina changed the race. Still, Sanders took weeks to make the decision to drop out even though his path to victory was very narrow.Sanders had been a favorite with young voters and claimed during the campaign that he alone could defeat the President because of all the new voters that would turn out for him. However, those new voters never materialized during the primaries. Sanders calls himself a Democratic-Socialist. Biden and others argued that anyone calling themself a socialist would not be able to defeat Trump in a general election. Bernie Sanders is expected to make a statement at 11:45 a.m. ET after announcing he’s suspending his campaign for the Democratic nomination for President.Please join me at 11:45 a.m. ET for a special message to our supporters, live on our social media and https://t.co/vreIiWfeoS.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 8, 2020
PITTSBURGH (AP)—Eminem mentions Ben Roethlisberger in his latest song: “Despicable.”The million-selling rapper refers to the Steelers’ troubled quarterback in explicit lyrics and with the lines, “I’d rather turn this club into a bar room brawl. Get as rowdy as Roethlisberger in a bathroom stall.”A 20-year-old college student accused Roethlisberger of sexual assault following a March 3 incident in a Milledgeville, Ga., nightclub. Roethlisberger doesn’t face charges, but he was suspended for six games by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.While Eminem is releasing a new album called “Recovery,” the song referencing Roethlisberger will not be included. The song was posted at a website co-founded by Eminem’s manager.