Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) 2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileSovereign Trust Insurance Plc is an insurance and risk management services company in Nigeria licensed to cover all cases of life and non-life insurance. Products cover the spectrum of travel, quote and buy, family wellbeing, vehicle, 3 rd party motor and marine insurance. Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc was established following the restructuring and recapitalisation of the then Grand Union Assurances Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw) 2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileI&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited is a leading financial institution in Rwanda offering products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking segment. Personal banking products range from current accounts and short or fixed deposits to personal, vehicle, home and building loans. The corporate division offers financial solutions for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations which range from overdrafts, investments and equipment and vehicle loans to purchase and disposal of foreign currency and treasury services. This includes issuing letters of credit and guarantee, export and import trading, insurance premium financing, and e-banking services. I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited is a subsidiary of I&M Bank Limited and is based in Kigali, Rwanda. I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange
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Dec. 6 — Thousands of people marched in England, Spain and Germany in the last eight days to try to stop their governments from joining the U.S. war against Syria. Despite these protests, both the German and the British parliaments voted to send troops and aircraft to the region to join the bombing campaign.Just as the U.S. is using the Paris attack last month, and now the San Bernardino, Calif., assault, to motivate its continued military campaign against “terror,” so too have these junior partners jumped in to get their share of the spoils of war. Though only the Islamic State is named as a target, the military moves will prolong and deepen the war against Syria, not stop it.The Syrian people will suffer even more from this military escalation. Already 250,000 have died and 10 million have been displaced from their homes.On Nov. 29, some 5,000 anti-war protesters took to the streets in London, carrying signs that read, “Don’t bomb Syria” and “Drop Cameron, not bombs.” Then, on Dec. 2, thousands more marched in front of Parliament demanding that the ministers vote down Prime Minister David Cameron’s proposal to join the U.S. and France with airstrikes in Syria.The vote by a large minority of some 60 Labour Party members for war displayed the fractures within that party on this issue. The London Labour councilor, Darren Hackett, described the anti-war portion of the party as “scum.” (theguardian.com, Dec. 2)One of Labour’s anti-war shadow cabinet members, Diane Abbot, addressed the anti-war crowd outside Parliament: “In 24 hours, British bombers could be bombing Raqqa. It will be a tragedy. It will not keep the British people safer and will bring forward a further spiral of violence in the region.”Britain starts bombing SyriaSure enough, the British military began daily bombing raids in northern Syria even as the vote was taken. A year earlier, Cameron couldn’t push a pro-war vote through Parliament.In Madrid, 5,000 anti-war marchers, chanting “No to war!” and “Not in our name!” protested outside of the Reina Sofía museum on Nov. 28. They forced the rightist Popular Party prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, to “hold off any decision” on joining the U.S. war campaign. (Aljazeera.com, Nov. 28)Anti-war protests also erupted in more than two dozen cities in Germany, where the Bundestag voted to send the German military to join the U.S. war. Some 3,000 marched and rallied at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. The opposition Left Party in Germany instead proposed that German arms exports going to ISIS-supporting countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey be stopped. (jungewelt.de, Dec. 4)The German military will supply reconnaissance jets and plans to send 1,200 more soldiers to the region, where already 100 are currently in Iraq as “trainers.”Recently exposed by Russia for its leaders pocketing huge profits by selling ISIS oil, Turkey’s government sent troops and some 25 tanks into northern Iraq, with the bizarre explanation that this is a “training mission.” Iraq’s government protested and demanded that Turkey withdraw its military from Iraqi territory.There are signs that the U.S.-led coalition intends to widen the war by having its “coalition” attack Libya, a country devastated by war since the U.S.-arranged torture and murder of President Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. The U.S. is already launching its dreaded drone strikes in Libya, and now French reconnaissance planes are eying the town of Sirte for their next bombing campaign. (theguardian.com, Dec. 5)This widening war in the Middle East and West Asia is wreaking death and destruction throughout the area and only benefits the giant oil monopolies that thrive from the vast wealth of the region, wealth that is denied to the millions of people who live there.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News February 6, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President Karzai tells delegation not to worry about journalist under sentence of death May 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en Follow the news on Afghanistan AfghanistanAsia – Pacific News Help by sharing this information News to go further Reporters Without Borders welcomes the undertakings given today by President Hamid Karzai as regards Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh, the young journalist who has been sentenced to death on a trumped-up charge of distributing information that insulted Islam. Karzai told a delegation of Afghan journalists that they had no reason to worry about him.”We want to believe that President Karzai really is determined to find a rapid solution to this appalling affair,” the press freedom organisation said. “The death sentence passed on Kambakhsh by a court in Mazar-i-Sharif is unworthy of Afghanistan, whose constitution protects free expression. We call for the case to be quickly transferred to Kabul and for the conviction to be quashed.”Reporters Without Borders added: “This new abuse of the blasphemy law should prompt the Afghan authorities to find a way to provide better protection for freedom of expression, one that will be effective even when subjects as sensitive as religion are involved.”The delegation from the Afghanistan Independent Journalists Association that met President Karzai today in Kabul briefed him about the case and asked him to intervene. Rahimullah Samandar, a member of the delegation, told Reporters Without Borders that Karzai gave them hope that Kambakhsh would be freed soon.A presidential spokesman spoke yesterday of Karzai’s concern about the case but said the courts should do their work.The kabulpress.org blog has posted a recent photo of Kambakhsh in Mazar-i-Sharif prison, where his family was able to visit him on 2 February. He is reported to be in good health but worried about what will happen to him.A court in Mazar-i-Sharif sentenced Kambakhsh to death on a charge of blasphemy on 22 January, at the end of a summary trial held behind closed doors. Reporters Without Borders has learned that the lawyer appointed by the family to defend him did not dare attend the trial for fear of reprisals.Kambakhsh’s brother, Sayed Yaqub Ibrahimi, a journalist who is known for his articles about human rights abuses in the north of the country, is looking for a new lawyer in Kabul.A journalism student and reporter for the Jahan-e Naw (“New World”) newspaper, Kambakhsh has been detained since 27 October 2007. Organisation News Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan March 11, 2021 Find out more AfghanistanAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more
Côte d’IvoireAfrica (…) Fraternité Matin est le plus grand groupe de Côte d’Ivoire. Je dois faire en sorte qu’il le demeure et que tous les Ivoiriens s’y retrouvent (…) Côte d’IvoireAfrica Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Organisation News Reporters Without Borders: You were forced to flee the country during the post-election crisis in Côte d’Ivoire. Now you are going back to Abidjan to be Fraternité Matin’s managing editor. What is your reaction to this appointment and how do you see your future role? to go further (…) Je travaillerai avec tous ceux qui sont là. Il n’y a pas de raison pour que quelqu’un, à Fraternité Matin, soit harcelé pour ses idées (…) Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Reporters Without Borders: Côte d’Ivoire’s leading daily, Fraternité Matin is often accused of taking its orders from the government and serving as its mouthpiece. What measures do you plan to take to ensure that it is truly a public service media? News RSF_en Help by sharing this information October 16, 2020 Find out more Related documents v_konan1.mp3MPEG – 340.2 KBv_konan2.mp3MPEG – 842.85 KBv_konan3.mp3MPEG – 783.16 KB News Reporters Without Borders: Since Laurent Gbagbo’s fall, several journalists who supported him have been the victims of a witch-hunt and have been threatened with reprisals. How do you intend to ensure that Ivorian journalists of all political tendencies will be free to work at Fraternité Matin? Reports RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections After learning yesterday that Venance Konan has been appointed managing editor of the public service daily Fraternité Matin, Reporters Without Borders spoke to him by telephone. Listen to his replies (in French) to the questions put by Reporters Without Borders. November 27, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts October 29, 2020 Find out more April 28, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three questions for Fraternité Matin’s new managing editor (…) Sous ma direction, Fraternité Matin reflètera toute la Côte d’Ivoire (…) The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa
Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites Reporters Without Borders calls on interior minister Pilar Mazzetti Soler to adopt disciplinary measures in response to a wave of threats and attacks on journalists in which, in many cases, elected representatives, local officials or police officers were responsible. Reporters Without Borders today condemned a wave of threats and attacks on journalists, in many cases by elected representatives or local officials, and urged the interior minister to put a stop to the violence against the press by punishing those responsible.“With some 15 cases of physical attacks and death threats against journalists, since the start of the year, Peru is again at the head of the Latin American ranking for this kind of violence against the press,” Reporters Without Borders said.“This violence is all the more shocking when, as in most cases, those responsible are elected officials, civil servants or even policemen, who are supposed to ensure respect for the law,” the press freedom organisation added. “We therefore call for disciplinary measures from interior minister Pilar Mazzetti Soler as well as the sanctions applicable under the law.”In the most recent case, Aldo Meza Torres of Radio Calor was warned on the air on 19 February that he would suffer reprisals if he continued to criticise administrative irregularities and abuse of authority within the police force in the western town of Casma. Meza, who requested protection from the authorities, was already threatened and attacked by Casma police chief Marino Giménez Carrera last July.Nicolás Palza Velarde of Radio Caplina was attacked and beaten by several assailants on a street in the southern city of Tacna on 18 February. According to the National Association of Journalists (ANP), he recognised one of them as Toribio Urure Robles, a former candidate in the municipal elections.Efraín Chunga Lovón, a programme host on local Radio Salcantay, was physically attacked by Víctor del Castillo Alarcón, the former mayor of the Santiago district of the southeastern city of Cusco, during an interview on 15 February in which Chunga criticised his management.Edwin Ocrospoma Reynaga of AMR Televisión received a death threat in a phone call on 12 February in the western city of Huaraz. The press freedom organisation Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS) said Ocrospoma thought it had been prompted by his claims that the municipal police and the Front for the Defence of Huaraz Interests, a local civil society group, were involved in corruption.Hugo Gonzáles Henestroza of the daily Ya received a death threat from Abelardo Cabello Tinoco, the head of a union of workers employed by the government of the western region of Ancash, on 6 February after Gonzáles wrote about influence-trafficking in which the union leader is allegedly involved.Antonio Asalde Lluen, the publisher of the regional daily El Guerrero in Casma, received death threats on the street on 26 January from Yutaca Cadota, an advisor to the mayor. The threats, which also targeted Asalde’s family, seem to have been prompted by columns he recently wrote criticising Cadota’s lack of qualifications for her position.Elizabeth Salinas, the host of the radio programme “Satélite Noticias”, and Cinthia Florez, a photographer with the magazine Cono Este, were attacked and threatened on 20 January in Chosica (east of Lima) by municipal officials José Luis Zafra and Mazzi Soto, who told them to stop investigating an alleged case of corruption involving the mayor. The two journalists have been the target of harassment since October.Finally, intruders broke into the home of freelance journalist Marilú Gambini Lostanau in the western city of Chimbote on 1 January and returned the following day. In all, there have been four break-ins at her home in the past two years. Gambini has been living in exile since last April after investigating drug trafficking (see release of 12 April 2006). Her caretaker, Jorge Vega, wanted to report the break-in on 1 January, but the police refused to register his complaint on the grounds that he was not the owner. Two men threatened to kill Vega the next day. Organisation February 22, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for disciplinary measures by interior minister in response to death threats and attacks on journalists News December 4, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable to go further Follow the news on Peru PeruAmericas April 1, 2020 Find out more PeruAmericas RSF_en News News China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting News February 10, 2017 Find out more
to go further Reporters Without Borders submitted its contribution on Eritrea yesterday to the United Nations Human Rights Council, which will examine the country’s performance during the 18th Universal Periodic Review session next January and February.Each UPR session is used to review the human rights performance of a number of countries and, when necessary, remind them of their responsibilities. Eritrea’s performance was last reviewed in 2009.Read RWB’s contribution .In its report, Reporters Without Borders describes the disastrous state of freedom of information in Eritrea and the reasons why the country was ranked last in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index for the past six years.The report condemns the government’s total control of news and information since 2001, when it closed down all privately-owned media, and its repeated attempts to censor and jam independent broadcast media – international and exile radio and TV stations ¬– which are based abroad.It also points out that Eritrea is Africa’s biggest prison for journalists, with around 30 currently detained. They include four journalists arrested in 2001, of whom another seven died in detention as a result of the appalling conditions or because they took their own lives.In its recommendations, the report calls on Eritrea: – to implement the recommendations it previously accepted, – to accept visits by UN special rapporteurs, – to end censorship, mass surveillance and all forms reprisals and harassment of news providers, – to release all journalists held without charge and without a fair trial.On World Refugee Day, on 20 June, Reporters Without Borders produced a report on all that it has done to help journalists who have been forced to flee abroad. It also posted six interviews with refugee journalists on a dedicated website, one of whom is Eritrea’s Amanuel Ghirmay. Watch the video of the interview .Radio Erena, a symbol of the fight for freedom of information in Eritrea, meanwhile celebrated its fourth birthday on 15 June. Launched in June 2009 and run by Eritrean exile journalists, this Paris-based independent radio station broadcasts by satellite and shortwave to Eritreans in Eritrea and on the Internet for everyone else.By beaming independently reported news and information into Eritrea, Radio Erena provides an alternative to the government’s propaganda.Media reports about Radio Erena (September 2012 – May 2013):- “Eritrea: Biniam, the voice of freedom” (France Culture, 52 minutes).- “Eritrea: Radio Erena, the passion for reporting from exile” (AITV / France Ô). – “Radio Erena: A Free Voice from Paris to Eritrea”.- “Radio Erena, fighting for the airwaves” (Libération).- “Radio Erena, the free voice that Eritrea wants to gag” (Le Monde).- “Radio Erena is the only independent radio station broadcasting in Eritrea, so it’s no surprise they don’t like it” (Interview with Biniam Simon by RFI’s Sonia Rolley).- “Radio Erena, an investigation into state piracy in Eritrea” (Slate Afrique). June 25, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders provides UN with report on disastrous situation in Eritrea EritreaAfrica Related documents erythree_upr_gb.pdfPDF – 296.71 KB RSF_en October 27, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case January 13, 2021 Find out more News April 14, 2021 Find out more Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? News News Follow the news on Eritrea Reports Organisation EritreaAfrica RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision
Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire April 23, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another reporter attacked by gunmen News Receive email alerts Organisation Reporters Without Borders today deplored an attack on Pakistani journalist Naveed Kamal, of Metro One TV, who is in a coma after two motorcyclists shot him in the jaw as he was going home from work in Karachi on 20 April. The attack was a shock and had put all journalists under pressure, said Pervaiz Shaukat, secretary-general of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, giving the authorities 48 hours to find the culprits before the union called a nationwide protest.Sindh province information minister Sharjeel Memon has apologised to the Karachi Union of Journalists for the recent wave of attacks on journalists. Kamal is the third journalist this year to be physically attacked in Karachi. Zaman Ali, organised-crime reporter for Extra News, was murdered on 2 April and Wali Khan Babar, of Geo TV, on 13 January. Abdullah Bhittani, of the Afghan news agency Benawa and the Pakistani news agency Independent News Pakistan, was wounded by gunmen on 12 April in Rawalpindi. Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder News Follow the news on Pakistan News RSF_en April 21, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information to go further News January 28, 2021 Find out more