Jailed Chinese journalist released on medical parole

A Chinese journalist sentenced in April to seven years in jail for "leaking state secrets" has been released on medical parole after pleading guilty and receiving a reduced sentence at an appeal hearing in...

Niger arrests reporter covering migrants in Sahara

A Nigerian journalist has been released after he was arrested in neighboring Niger while reporting on the migration of Africans across the Sahara desert to Europe. Lawan Adamu, the deputy editor of the...

TV star, ex-first lady contest Guatemala poll

After corruption protests topple a president, Guatemalans are looking for change Voters in Guatemala will choose a new president Sunday, and the vote comes at a turning point in the Central American nation's...

Ghana reporter killed in cocoa region

A radio reporter has been shot dead in Ghana by unidentified assailants as he was traveling in a rural area of western Ghana. George Abanga, 35, a journalist for Success FM based in the town of Goaso, was...

Nigeria press group in plea for kidnapped columnist

A Nigerian press group has issued a new plea for the release of a well-known newspaper columnist kidnapped from her home in southern Nigerian city of Port Harcourt. Unidentified gunmen wearing police...