Sam Nimfa-Jan

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Attacks on the Press 1999: 1999 Death Toll: Listed by Country

March 22, 2000 12:10 PM ET

[Click here for full list of documented cases] At its most fundamental level, the job of a journalist is to bear witness. In 1999, journalists in Sierra Leone witnessed rebels' atrocities against civilians in the streets of Freetown. In the...

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Attacks on the Press 1999: Nigeria

March 22, 2000 12:03 PM ET

Following national and presidential elections in February, decades of military rule ended with the installation of a new civilian government on May 29, headed by President Olusegun Obasanjo. Both in Nigeria and abroad, expectations ran high that the dark days...

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Sam Nimfa-Jan

May 27, 1999 12:00 AM ET

Nimfa-Jan, a journalist with the magazine Details, based in Jos, Plateau State, was killed in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, during ethnic clashes. He was on assignment covering riots between the Hausa Fulani and Zangon-Kataf groups that broke out over the installation...

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