Cameroon uses a broad anti-terror law to arrest and threaten local journalists who report on the militant group Boko Haram or unrest in the country's English-speaking regions. A presidential decree in August 2017 ends legal proceedings against at least four journalists, but the laws that were used against them are still in place. RFI broadcaster Ahmed Abba remains in jail. Many of Cameroon's journalists say they are now too scared to cover politics or sensitive issues.
The Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Sans Frontières write to Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso, about Ghys Fortuné Dombé Bemba, editor of the privately owned newspaper Talassa, who has been jailed without charge since January.