Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgSociete Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSociété Générale Ghana Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services to the retail, corporate, investment and treasury sectors in Ghana. Its retail product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to education loans, finance lease facilities and e-banking services. Its corporate product offering ranges from transactional banking to bonds and guarantees, working capital and capital expenditure financing and corporate staff credit conversion services. Société Générale Ghana Limited also offers loans and credit facilities as well as deposits and transaction accounts for small- and medium-sized enterprises. The company was founded in 1975 and was formerly known as SG-SSB Limited until 2013 and its name was changed. Société Générale Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of SG Financial Services Holding. Its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Société Générale Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Afromedia Plc (AFROME.ng) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgAfromedia Plc (AFROME.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Afromedia Plc (AFROME.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Afromedia Plc (AFROME.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Afromedia Plc (AFROME.ng)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileAfromedia Plc is a leading media solutions provider in Nigeria which primarily produces out-of-home media platforms for airport and roadside advertising. The company started in 1959 as a small service arm of West Africa Publicity (WAP) which was incorporated in 1928 as part of the parent company, United Africa Company Plc (UACL). At the time, two companies were set up; Afromedia Nigeria Plc, to handle outdoor advertising services; and Lintas Plc to handle agency work. Both companies were run as independent members of the UACL Group. Afromedia Nigeria Plc was acquired by its Nigerian management team and became Afromedia Plc in 1972. Airport structures produced by Afromedia include backlit boxes, electroluminescent structures, ultra-waves, drop-down banners and wall drapes. Roadside structures produced by Afromedia include lamp post banners, LED lamp post banners, IAT uni-poles (illuminate advertising tower) and Super 48 sheet structure light boxes. Afromedia Plc’s head office is in Ikeja, Nigeria. Afromedia Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Cheslin Kolbe dazzling run and no look pass sets up Juan De Jongh try

first_imgSunday Aug 31, 2014 Cheslin Kolbe dazzling run and no look pass sets up Juan De Jongh try Going back a few weeks, this is the excellent try that Wester Province scored against the Blue Bulls in Round two of the Currie Cup in Cape Town. Juan De Jongh was on hand to finish it, but it was all about little Cheslin Kolbe, who set it up with some dazzling footwork and a brilliant no look pass.View more sensational pieces of play in our Great Tries sectionADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Andrew Trimble’s well timed big hit leads to Keith Earls try against Wales

first_imgWednesday Aug 12, 2015 Andrew Trimble’s well timed big hit leads to Keith Earls try against Wales Ireland gave rivals Wales a bit of a seeing to in Cardiff on Saturday in a Rugby World Cup Warmup that has led to the 35-21 victors moving up to second on the official world rankings.One of the more memorable tries was when Wales attempted to get back in the game after leaking some early points. A hospital pass left Eli Walker in a terrible position, so Andrew Trimble lined him up and made the perfect hit, allowing the ball to pop up for poacher Earls.Highlights of Wales vs Ireland | More top tackles in our big hits sectionADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Leo House / Edha Architects

first_imgArchDaily Photographs Houses Indonesia Save this picture!© Fernando Gomulya – Tectography+ 23 Share 2010 Architects: Edha Architects Area Area of this architecture project Leo House / Edha ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLeo House / Edha Architects Photographs:  Fernando Gomulya – TectographyText description provided by the architects. FengShui is an old Chinese topography, which believes that man, building, and nature should live harmoniously in a positive synergy. Save this picture!© Fernando Gomulya – TectographyRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroBased by that belief, the owner of this house believe that applying FengShui into his house will increase the living quality for the whole household, since the applications can be seen real in daily life routines. Save this picture!© Fernando Gomulya – TectographyBeside of the FengShui, which becomes the main base for zoning the whole area of this house, the architect also tried to presenting modern architecture into this building, so that the house is not only worth for its functionality, but also being aesthetic. Save this picture!© Fernando Gomulya – TectographyThe whole zoning of this house is adjusted to the calculations of the FengShui master which been made before. The architect only completing and translating them into architectural norms, so that a ‘dialogue’ between FengShui and architecture could be tied in. Save this picture!© Fernando Gomulya – TectographySimple but hold a strong character. Both of these terms are the things that the architects wanted to pull in into his design. Save this picture!© Fernando Gomulya – TectographyThe building façades basically consist of geometric plane which emphasized by lines, both vertically and horizontally. The massive planes combined with glass material and softened by applying wood lattice on the top area. Save this picture!© Fernando Gomulya – TectographyFor the interior, lighting and air circulation is being optimized to the maximum. At the stair area, there is a skylight along the staircase to present a “dramatic” effect to anybody who steps on it. The same method is also applied to the dining area which gets light from the skylight through the glass floor above it. On the third floor, especially along the bedroom corridor, architecture language is appear as shadows which caused by the details and architectural component that designed by the architect.Save this picture!© Fernando Gomulya – TectographyProject gallerySee allShow lessSOM Awarded Commission for Green Tech City in VietnamArticlesSummer Terrace / za bor architectsArticles Share Area:  240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  CopyHouses•Kelapa Gading, Indonesia Leo House / Edha Architects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/112155/leo-house-edha-architects Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/112155/leo-house-edha-architects Clipboard Projects CopyAbout this officeEdha ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesKelapa GadingIndonesiaPublished on February 19, 2011Cite: “Leo House / Edha Architects” 19 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesPlumbingSanifloMacerator – Saniaccess®3WoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – SplashAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelEducationalLamitechChalk boardCarpetsCarpet ConceptCarpet – Eco IquMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

I CAN wins business support from Social Business Trust

first_img Melanie May | 10 March 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Tagged with: business planning grants match funding Advertisement  110 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8  109 total views,  1 views today Children’s communications charity I CAN has won business support worth £515,000 from Social Business Trust (SBT) to help it achieve its aim of tripling the number of children it supports by 2019/20.I CAN will receive a cash grant from Social Business Trust (SBT) to match fund recruitment of a commercial manager, along with a package of business support, tailored to meet the specific needs of the charity.Other SBT partners involved include consultants Bain & Company, British Gas, professional services firm EY and information experts Thomson Reuters with additional legal and IT support from Clifford Chance and IBM. The support will be overseen by a investment professional from global investment firm Permira, Riccardo Basile, who will take the role of I CAN’s SBT investment director.The support will include reviews of product pricing and the tutor delivery model used to provide services to schools, as well as advice in designing and implementing the best structure for the growing organisation.Over the past four years I CAN has developed a social enterprise that trains licensees to deliver its evidenced-based programmes, interventions and accreditation in a financially sustainable way. It currently supports 32,000 children a year and is aiming to extend this to supporting 100,000.Social Business Trust provides organisations with a package of professional business support and targeted grant funding designed to strengthen their capacity to grow.Charities and social enterprises interested in receiving support from SBT must have the potential to grow to national scale or significance, and have annual revenues greater than £1 million (or be on track to achieve that in 18 months), including a significant proportion of earned income not from donations or grants. More information is available on the SBT site. I CAN wins business support from Social Business Trust About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Fundraising Regulator denies it is “running on reserves”

first_img Tagged with: Fundraising Regulator Law / policy regulation Fundraising Regulator informs charities of its upcoming levy (5 October 2016)Fundraising Regulator publishes proposals on its levy registration fees (26 June 2016)The Fundraising Regulator: one year on (20 June 2017) Fundraising Regulator denies it is “running on reserves” Years two and three leviesDunmore acknowledged that the first year of the levy had experienced problems, including calculations based on information provided to the Charity Commission by charities which “all too often… has proved to be inaccurate”.He also stated that a review into the levy was underway, adding that this included “considering whether there might be advantages in moving to a statutory levy in year 3.” The review is considering whether there might be advantages in moving to a statutory levy in year 3.In refuting the claims, he reminded fundraisers and charity leaders that “ministers hold reserve powers to impose both fundraising regulation and the levy on a statutory basis.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Stephen Dunmore, Chief Executive of the Fundraising Regulator, has rejected reports that the Regulator is “running on reserves” due to lack of support for the fundraising levy, describing it as “speculation”.Civil Society Media yesterday reported that “Fundraising Regulator faces financial trouble as charities refuse to pay levy“, citing “a number of sources and documents”. It referred to the first round of the levy which is how the self-regulatory body is to be funded.The Fundraising Regulator has asked all charities which spent £100,000 or more on fundraising activities in the 2014-15 financial year to pay a voluntary levy. The levy was instituted following consultation with the charity sector, and was a recommendation of the Cross-Party Review on Fundraising. It is, according to the Regulator, “designed to build public confidence in fundraising by ensuring that the country’s largest charitable fundraisers play a role in the regulation of their activities.”Former Minister for Civil Society Rob expressed his disappointment at the report, reminding charities that statutory regulation could be imposed on the sector.https://twitter.com/RobWilson_RDG/status/877513221871153152Stephen Dunmore explained: “Our draft budget for the second year of operation is £1.8 million, revised downwards from £1.96m to reflect operational experience acquired during our first year of activity and our forecast of levy income. To date the levy has provided £1.7 million in year 1 (September 2017-August 2018) and we are confident that this will reach at least £1.8 million. The Board will take final decisions on our 2017/18 business plan and budget in July. ”He shared a summary of the current state of the levy.75% of eligible charities have paidCharities have refused to pay for a variety of reasons. Some object to paying for the regulator from donations, some object to receiving an invoice for a voluntary payment, and others believe that the levy includes charities that are too small to afford such a fee.Dunmore added that: “The majority of the UK’s largest fundraising charities and their membership bodies have supported the levy system and we appreciate their assistance. 75% of charities genuinely within the levy have paid, or are committed to paying, including all but a handful of the larger charities. That is good news.”He pointed out that those charities that had not paid, in particular the smaller charities, “will in effect be subsidised by their peers”. The Fundraising Regulator would, he said, “continue to engage with charities who have not yet paid the levy”.Public list of paying charitiesOne element of this “engagement” will be the publication, in the next few weeks, of a register of charities who have supported the levy. Advertisementcenter_img  72 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Howard Lake | 22 June 2017 | News  71 total views,  1 views today About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

U.S. steps up diplomatic, economic pressure on Venezuela

first_imgWith Jair Bolsonaro standing at his side in Washington [on March 19], Donald Trump repeated the now standard line — all options are on the table — referring to Venezuela. Bolsonaro, who had said it was necessary to “liberate Venezuela,” also confirmed what was already known — his refusal to send soldiers for any military intervention.  On the same day, U.S. Special Envoy for Venezuela Elliott Abrams also asserted in Rome that all options are on the table. He then added that the U.S. has chosen the way to exert diplomatic and economic pressure on the regime for a peaceful future in Venezuela. His statements came after meeting with Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Riabkov, where, as expected, there was no agreement between the two sides.Diplomatic attacksDiplomatic and economic pressures arose this Monday and Tuesday [March 18 and 19]. In the first case, the illegal occupation of three Venezuelan diplomatic offices in Washington, D.C., and New York took place. At the same time, the president of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, received Juan Guaidó’s envoy, recognized him as ambassador and received his credentials.Regarding the economic issue, the U.S. Treasury Department yesterday [March 19] applied sanctions against the state-owned General Mining Company of Venezuela (Minerven) dealing with gold, a property that was nationalized in 2011. The sanctions prohibit any U.S. person or company from doing business with Minerven. This act followed Abrams’ March 12 threat that the U.S. was preparing “new and significant sanctions against Venezuela.”The new attack falls within the chronology of the attacks against Venezuela, which, as researcher Pascualina Curcio points out, have generated $114.30 billion in losses. Of that total, $21.45 billion resulted from unilaterally imposed coercive measures. These included, among other things, financial blockades, trade embargoes and the theft of Citgo assets, announced by John Bolton in January. The remaining $92.85 billion corresponds to what Venezuela was unable to produce as a result of the attack on the currency and its impact on inflation and national production.Trump declared, together with Bolsonaro, that there will be “tougher sanctions,” and repeated his call “to the Venezuelan armed forces to end their support for Maduro, who in reality is nothing more than a Cuban puppet.” The “all options” campaign has so far resulted in a deepening attack on the economy, the creation of a parallel government built by Washington, media demonization coordinated by the corporate media, the Feb. 23 attempt to force entry into Venezuelan territory, paramilitary attacks on barracks of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) and electrical sabotage that led to a power outage lasting more than 72 hours in some parts of the country. And what other options are available? That’s the question that the gang of coup planners appointed by Donald Trump are seeking to answer.So far three things failed to occur that, if they had occurred, could have changed the course of events in favor of this gang’s goal: a breakdown of the FANB, a popular uprising induced by economic difficulties and such acts as sabotage, and massive, multiclass support for Guaidó. Without having these variables in hand, the “cessation of usurpation” [overthrowing Nicolás Maduro] seems impossible.U.S. military action?This means that in order to advance toward their goal the Trump gang needs to implement other types of actions and options, besides those that are already in progress and that will continue, in particular the economic initiative and the attempt to crack the FANB. The possibility of an open war enters at that point.Such a military contingency could assume various forms.One can imagine an assortment of armed groups carrying out sabotage actions against the oil industry in order to undermine production and attempt to destabilize a particular territory — such as the state of Táchira or of Zulia. There are many possibilities with many actors: paramilitary criminal gangs, paramilitary structures imported from Colombia, and private mercenary forces with Middle East war experience.These options would be “inorganic,” that is, actions directed from the U.S. without being acknowledged as such. The option of open U.S. military intervention is less likely for the time being, both for lack of consensus within the U.S. as well as in the region. Neither is the formation of a continental coalition likely, a burden that would fall mainly on Colombia, and taking into account Bolsonaro’s statements, which expressly reject the use of the Brazilian Armed Forces, a position that had already come to light.One theory is that by the end of the month Guaidó, who promised to travel the country and return to Caracas with a national mobilization, will have exhausted his options. If he gets no greater support, nor manages to provoke internal unrest, then the phase we have analyzed above could begin. All depends on whether the North American coup plotters maintain their decision to accelerate their offensive to seek [Maduro’s] fall or the entrapment of Maduro.The other option, which those in the Democratic Party seem to favor, is to not go beyond economic attacks and diplomatic/mass media isolation of the Bolivarian government. In that case the situation would be prolonged by these existing variables.Article first published in pagina12.com.ar on March 20. Translated by Michael Otto.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Zongo’s death: Two years after this murder the persons responsible are still free

first_img News On the occasion of the second anniversary of the murder of journalist Norbert Zongo on 13 December 1998, Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) once again denounces the fact that the culprits have not been punished. After two years, none of the six suspects identified by an independent commission of inquiry in May 1999 has been charged, and François Compaoré, the president’s brother, implicated in the affair, has not even been heard by the judge responsible for investigating this case.On 27 November 2000, the Burkina Faso embassy in Paris refused to grant visas to two RSF representatives who wished to attend the press freedom festival in Ouagadougou. The organisation is outraged at this refusal and pointed out to the Burkina Faso ambassador that “this decision shows, once again, that the Burkina Faso authorities do not wish to get to the bottom of this affair. It is unacceptable that a non-governmental human rights organisation may not freely visit your country.”RSF is taking advantage of this commemorative day to run a press campaign in seven Burkina Faso newspapers and two pan-African weeklies. The organisation also wanted like to buy space to put up 4×3 m posters in the streets of Ouagadougou, but the municipality refused “due to the specific nature of the posters”. The picture used in this campaign is of a birthday cake with two candles, with the caption: “Norbert Zongo’s murderers are celebrating their second year of impunity”.Norbert Zongo was director of the weekly L’Indépendant. His charred body was found with those of three companions in his car on 13 December 1998 – the date of the beginning of a wave of protest throughout the country. Scores of demonstrations were held in 1999 in Ouagadougou and the country’s main towns. On 7 May 1999, after hearing over two hundred people, an independent commission of inquiry responsible for “determining the causes of the death” of journalist Norbert Zongo, concluded that “the motives for this quadruple murder lie in the investigations carried out by this journalist for years, and especially his recent inquiry into the death of David Ouedraogo, the driver of François Compaoré, a presidential adviser” who also happens to be the president’s brother. The report also names six “serious suspects” in this affair. All are members of the special presidential guard (RSP).In May 1999 Robert Ménard, RSF general secretary, was expelled from the country by order of the deputy minister for security, Djibril Bassolé. Two representatives of the organisation were prohibited from entering the country on their arrival at Ouagadougou airport in September of the same year. In both cases, the members of RSF had valid visas granted by the Burkina Faso embassy in France. News Receive email alerts Organisation June 11, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Burkina FasoAfrica Follow the news on Burkina Faso June 7, 2021 Find out more Time is pressing, 20 years after Burkinabe journalist’s murdercenter_img RSF_en Burkina FasoAfrica News June 11, 2021 Find out more to go further Burkinabe legislative threat to press freedom must be declared unconstitutional Burkina Faso’s media group’s five-day suspension is too harsh, RSF says News December 7, 2000 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Zongo’s death: Two years after this murder the persons responsible are still freelast_img read more

Investigative reporter freed provisionally after prosecutor reduces charge

first_img RwandaAfrica Reports Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the use of trumped-up charges in an attempt to intimidate John William Ntwali, an investigative reporter and editor of the Ireme news website, who was released provisionally yesterday after being held by the police for 13 days.Arrested on 28 January, Ntwali was initially accused of raping a minor but the case subsequently unravelled, reinforcing the impression that the charge was fabricated because his reporting is critical of the government.It emerged that the alleged rape victim, arrested at the same time as Ntwali, was in fact 20 years old and showed no signs of violence, leaving the prosecutor with no choice but to reduce the charge to indecent exposure. Although vaguely defined in Rwanda’s criminal code, the charge carries a possible sentence of 2 to 5 years in prison.“We are relieved by Ntwali’s release but we continue to be concerned about the charge he is facing,” said Clea Kahn-Sriber, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “The prosecutor’s case is gradually evaporating, going from rape of a minor to consensual physical contact with an adult woman. This gives the impression it was trumped-up in order to intimidate this journalist. We urge the authorities to drop all charges against him.”Ntwali’s investigative website Ireme, which often carry stories that reflect badly on President Paul Kagame’s government, was the victim of a cyber-attack in April 2014. A second version of the site, created to circumvent the blocking, has also been rendered inaccessible.Interviewed by Radio France Internationale, Ntwali denounced the charges and said he had been threatened in connection with his coverage of the suspicious death of Assinapol Rwigara, a former ruling party financier who was killed when his car collided with a truck in Kigali in February 2015. His family insists that it was not an accident.The media are not free in Rwanda and are subject to constant harassment. The premises of East African, a newspaper owned by Kenya’s Nation Media Group, were raided by armed police on 3 February. The computers and hard disks of two journalists were seized and Yvan Mushiga, a reporter who often covers sensitive stories, was arrested and questioned for five hours at a police station.Rwanda is ranked 161st out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Organisation News April 6, 2020 Find out more Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Follow the news on Rwanda RwandaAfrica February 10, 2016 – Updated on March 8, 2016 Investigative reporter freed provisionally after prosecutor reduces charge to go further News Photo: John William Ntwali , Igihe.com Receive email alerts News November 27, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa BBC Africa’s “disproportionate and dangerous” dismissal of a journalist RSF_en February 13, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more