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Kamilu Ibrahim Tahidu, a brother of slain journalist Ahmed Hussien-Suale Divela, sits outside their family home in Accra, Ghana. (Photo: Jonathan Rozen/CPJ)

‘You better shut up’: A Ghana family’s relentless calls for justice

Kamilu Ibrahim Tahidu and his brothers gather every evening outside their family home in Ghana’s capital of Accra. They sit in a circle of plastic chairs and enjoy each others’ company. They pray together. And they never forget that one of them is missing. It’s been over four years since assassins came to their neighborhood,…

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‘Like going to the war front’: Nigerian journalists offer tips for covering 2023 elections

In the early hours of February 1, unknown gunmen set fire to an office of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission and a police station in the country’s southeastern Anambra state. Days earlier, gunmen had attacked and killed soldiers and policemen at checkpoints along a road that connects nearby Enugu and Ebonyi states. The incidents underscored…

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Four years since murder of Ahmed Hussein-Suale Divela, Ghana’s journalists still attacked with impunity

The January 16, 2019, murder of Ghanaian journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale Divela, who was gunned down by unidentified men months after threats by a local politician, sent shockwaves through the country’s press corps and yielded promises from leaders to find the killers and bring them to justice. But four years later – despite police assurances of progress and two arrests – nobody has been…

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