Clydestone (Ghana) Limited ( HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgClydestone (Ghana) Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Clydestone (Ghana) Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Clydestone (Ghana) Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Clydestone (Ghana) Limited (  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileClydestone (Ghana) Limited is a global information and communications technology company with offices in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya. The company uses cutting-edge innovations to provide information technology solutions for financial institutions involved in financial document processing, remittance processing and transaction switching. Its product range encompasses: G-Switch, an electronic payment platform; G-Secure, a card authentication programme; Remita, modular system for e-payments; UnionPay Processor; automated check clearing; ATM and cash processing; multi-vendor ATM software solutions and multi-factor authentication. Clydestone is a Principle Acquiring Member of UnionPay International and offers acquiring services to 19 banks in Africa and provides check truncation systems to 12 leading banks in Ghana. Clydestone (Ghana) Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

AngloGold Ashanti Limited ( HY2015 Presentation

first_imgAngloGold Ashanti Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the half year.For more information about AngloGold Ashanti Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AngloGold Ashanti Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AngloGold Ashanti Limited (  2015 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileAngloGold Ashanti Limited is a global mining company with extensive interests in the Americas, Continental Africa, South Africa and Australasia. It boasts a portfolio of 17 operations and 3 projects in 10 countries, including long-life, relatively low-cost operating assets with differing ore body types located in key gold-producing regions. The company was formed in 2004 through the merger of AngloGold and the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation. There are seven mines in the Continental Africa region, of which 6 are operational. In Ghana, the company has two mines; Iduapriem and Obuasi. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is the third-largest gold mining company in the world, measured by production. In addition to its mining operations, it has established several exploration programmes in regions around the world. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Ecobank Ghana Limited ( 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgEcobank Ghana Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Ecobank Ghana Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ecobank Ghana Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ecobank Ghana Limited (  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileEcobank Ghana Limited is a financial institution offering banking products and services for the consumer, commercial, corporate and investment sectors. The company provides banking solutions for government departments, financial institutions, multi-nationals, international organisations, small- and medium-sized enterprises and individuals. Ecobank Ghana Limited offers an extensive product offering; ranging from current and savings accounts to business accounts, term deposits, personal loans, mortgage loans, microfinance and business loans. Ecobank Ghana Limited also offers financial solutions for value-chain financing, short-term and mid-term finance and trade finance as well as investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, structure and project finance, capital market services, wealth and asset management, securities brokerage, custodial services and electronic banking services. Ecobank Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated. Its headquarters are in Acca, Ghana. Ecobank Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Inside the mind of centre Chris Harris

first_img“I’ve mastered cooking a beef joint. It’s next level, man! My missus also loves this basic carbonara I do. Easy, 20 minutes, there you go, brownie points for me!” “We’ve got an Airbnb in the basement of our house at the moment. It’s a very small two-bed flat. There is a lot more admin than you would think with it, with the turnover and stuff like that. So that does take up a bit of time.” “There’s no music in the Gloucester changing room. George Skivington doesn’t want us listening to it, I’m sure he won’t mind me saying. He’s all about focusing on the game. We’re there to work. I don’t mind it.” “I’m learning guitar and in the (November) Scotland camp I took it with me. A few of the boys were learning so we practised together. When I got home, my missus would say, ‘Shut up, you play the same songs every time!’ Duncan Taylor is brillianton guitar.”Related: See Harris’s team-mates in the British & Irish Lions squad 2021 Chris Harris in action for Scotland (Getty Images) “I’m a little bit of a coffee snob, but thankfully we’ve got a good coffee machine with Scotland, so you can make all your latte art and fancy stuff. We’re pretty lucky in that regard.”Chris Harris offloads for Gloucester (Getty Images) “I love cooking. My girlfriend’s an accountant, so as she works I’ll knock something together. Know the Big Green Egg barbecues? For my birthday/Christmas, I got one. Rain or shine, I’m out there.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “Mark Atkinson fancies himself as a joker at Gloucester. And Joe Simpson loves his dad jokes. There’s not so much pranks. Adam Radwan is a top prankster! The car thing at Falcons (see Downtime with Adam Radwan) is the best bit of humour I’ve experienced at a club.”Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door. The chilled Gloucester, Scotland and Lions back talks new skills and hot grills in his own words Inside the mind of Gloucester, Scotland and Lions centre Chris Harris“It’s my worst nightmare getting random people to speak to me! At uni I did a random job with Metro Radio – I was doing those annoying questionnaires on the street. I must have done one and then snuck off to a coffee shop, called my grandma and grandad and just sort of made the rest of them up.” “When I was younger I did a few sevens tours with the Wailers, and the best was in Amsterdam. But they don’t stay there. Every year they go to a nightclub out of town where they love it.” Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Kenyan faith leaders urge calm after court indicts politicians

first_img Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group [Ecumenical News International, Nairobi, Kenya] Faith leaders in Kenya called for calm after the International Criminal Court in The Hague committed to trial high-ranking politicians for crimes against humanity in connection with violence following elections in 2007.Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, fellow presidential candidate William Ruto, cabinet secretary Francis Muthaura and radio journalist Joshua Sang will be tried for an orchestrated campaign to displace, torture, and kill civilians. More than 1,200 people died and around 650,000 were left homeless in clashes in the Rift Valley, Nyanza, Nairobi and Central provinces.“We call for sobriety and restraint as Kenyans engage in discussion and interpretation of the decision and its ramifications,” said the Rev. Peter Karanja, an Anglican priest and general secretary of the National Council of Churches of Kenya, in a statement on Jan. 23.The council in 2009 urged the court to investigate the violence, following failure by the government to establish a local justice system to deal with the causes.The unrest began as clashes between supporters of presidential candidates Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga.Kibaki, the current president, who is of the Kikuyu community, was declared the winner, while Odinga, currently the prime minister, from the Luo people, alleged the vote had been rigged. The clashes ended after Kofi Annan, the former U.N. general secretary, brokered a peace deal, in which the two agreed to form a coalition government.Ahead of the announcement, Christian and Muslim leaders had called for peace, expressing concern that the violence could recur.“We should never allow what happened in 2007 to repeat itself again. We must accept one another and live in peace,” said Cardinal John Njue in Kajiado, near Nairobi, on Jan. 22.Anglican Archbishop Eliud Wabukala urged citizens to remain calm and allow the law to take its own course. He called for acceptance of the outcome and support for the court’s process.Sheikh Mohammed Khalifa, organizing secretary of the Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya, said, “I urge Kenyans to accept the outcome. This should not be used to say that those who have been indicted are guilty,” he said.The faith groups had been leading peace and reconciliation work. Peace committees in the villages urged the communities to forgive each other. Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ By Fredrick NzwiliPosted Jan 24, 2012 Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Africa, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Kenyan faith leaders urge calm after court indicts politicianslast_img read more

Outpost / OSKA Architects

first_imgOutpost / OSKA ArchitectsSave this projectSaveOutpost / OSKA Architects Houses Projects CopyAbout this officeOlson Sundberg Kundig Allen ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCentralWoodHousesUnited StatesPublished on June 08, 2009Cite: “Outpost / OSKA Architects” 08 Jun 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorDining tablesB&B ItaliaDining Table – BullSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Atrium Longlight / RidgelightLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteCompositesPure + FreeFormTechnical Guide – Creating a Seamless Interior and Exterior Material TransitionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedWire MeshCarl Stahl DecorCableGreen Wall System – FAÇADESCAPE™More 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 stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Central, United States 2007 United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Text description provided by the architects. Set in the remote and harsh high desert landscape of Idaho, Outpost is a residence and studio/workshop for making and displaying art. An important aspect of the complex is the protected “paradise garden,” which is separated from the wild landscape by thick concrete walls. Save this picture!The materials used in the structure, including concrete block, car-decking, and plywood, require little or no maintenance, and are capable of withstanding the extreme weather that characterize the desert’s four seasons.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessUrban Parasite / Bostjan GabrijelcicArticlesTaekwondo Park World Headquarters / Weiss ManfrediArticles Share Outpost / OSKA Architects “COPY” “COPY” Year:  Save this picture!+ 16 Sharelast_img read more

Labour MP’s Twitter retweet campaign nets £14k for Comic Relief

first_imgLabour MP’s Twitter retweet campaign nets £14k for Comic Relief She summed up the result:  58 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Comic Relief Digital Others retweeted her with the clear aim, perhaps politically motivated, of trying to make her pay as much as possible. Similar retweet campaigns for charities by companies have experienced such ‘support’.Mactaggart responded to some of these arguing that she was making a genuine offer, did have the cash, would not reclaim it on expenses, and was hoping to have some fun and “to remind twitter folk to give”. She acknowledged that she was “twitter naive” but was committed to make the donation. Ms Mactaggart is the daughter of the later baronet Sir Ian Auld Mactaggart, who left her one fifth of his £6.5 million estate.Before becoming MP for Slough in 1997 she worked for NCVO. In June 2003 she became a junior minister at the Home Office with responsibility for charities and the voluntary sector. Labour MP Fiona Mactaggart has said she will donate £14,268 to Comic Relief after offering on Twitter to donate £1 for every retweet received in the next hour.At 8.25pm she tweeted:center_img Advertisement Howard Lake | 16 March 2013 | News She continued today by urging people to give direct to Comic Relief: At 9.01pm she tweeted: Her campaign showed once again how some Twitter campaigns, especially those that don’t cost Twitter users a penny, can take off quickly and effectively in terms of the sum unlocked for charity. CriticismMs Mactaggart was criticised by some Twitter users who accused her of self-promotion and encouraged her to make the donation personally. Others questioned whether she would make the money, or indeed whether she could afford it, with others suggesting she might even try to claim it back via her parliamentary expenses. 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Free online fundraising training for charities in Wales

first_img Tagged with: Big Lottery Fund Training Wales / Cymru 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 Localgiving’s UK-wide Regional Development Programme is now available to charities in Wales.The programme has already run in Yorkshire and Humber, Scotland and Northern Ireland with Localgiving working with 94 different charities and raising £63,000 in donations for organisations over a 12-month period in Northern Ireland. A two-year regional programme has recently launched in Wales with a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.It will provide participating groups with:Free IT and Internet training to raise funds onlineAccess to £200 of match funding for donations received onlineA dedicated regionally-based project coordinator, who can offer face-to- face supportFree membership for 12 months with LocalgivingAutomated Gift Aid, for registered and unregistered charities.The programme is designed to empower community groups with the confidence to take control of their financial future, engage with online fundraising and gain access to the same kinds of online marketing tools available to larger charitiesLocalgiving will also work with organisations including the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action, the Community Foundation in Wales, and local County Voluntary Councils to strengthen the project’s reach.Information on how to access the programme is available at, and [email protected]  161 total views,  1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Free online fundraising training for charities in Wales  162 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Melanie May | 11 August 2016 | Newslast_img read more

Estado de las conversaciones de paz FARC-gobierno

first_img21 de septiembre — Han transcurrido cuatro años de constantes y dificultosas conversaciones entre las FARC-EP y el gobierno colombiano para la Terminación del conflicto y la construcción de una paz estable y duradera en Colombia, llevadas a cabo en La Habana-Cuba. Ya se vislumbra el final, siendo este el tramo más difícil, cuajado de los más delicados puntos que como peligrosos obstáculos, pueden determinar el éxito o el fracaso de este crucial intento por la paz.El proceso es sumamente complicado y a la vez ambicioso. Se intenta terminar con más de medio siglo de conflicto armado causado por un estado criminal aliado al poderoso – y más criminal aún – imperialismo estadounidense.De los seis puntos de la agenda inicial – Desarrollo Agrario Integral; Participación política; Fin del conflicto; Solución al problema de drogas ilícitas; Víctimas; y la Implementación, verificación y refrendación – quedan los tres decisivos: participación política, fin del conflicto y la implementación del acuerdo.Viajan a Colombia Precisamente, para facilitar – una vez se firme el acuerdo final – la puesta en marcha de los protocolos presentados el 23 de junio pasado sobre ‘Cese al fuego y de hostilidades bilateral y definitivo y la dejación de armas’ como parte del punto ‘Fin del Conflicto’, una delegación viajó a Colombia el 8 de agosto, reuniéndose con otra de Colombia.Las delegaciones -150 personas en total – estaban compuestas por 33 miembros de la guerrilla encabezada por el miembro del Secretariado Nacional Carlos Antonio Lozada; miembros del gobierno nacional, de la policía, ejército, los comandantes de los frentes en las áreas visitadas, además de gobernadores y alcaldes; la CICR, los observadores internacionales de la Misión de la ONU en Colombia, delegados de Cuba y Noruega (los países garantes de las conversaciones), .El propósito de estas visitas técnicas fue para identificar posibles sitios donde se ubicarían las zonas donde se alojarán miembros de la insurgencia armada durante el complejo proceso de dejación de armas. Este sería uno paulatino que duraría 180 días luego de la firma del Acuerdo Final. La ONU será la responsable de recibir los armamentos, y al mismo tiempo se establecerá un mecanismo de monitoreo y verificación que velará porque se cumplan todos los requisitos acordados. En este monitoreo participarán las FARC, el gobierno e instituciones internacionales mientras que observarán las comunidades organizadas.Además de las/os miembros de las mencionadas delegaciones, se unieron equipos técnicos de ingenieros, cartógrafos y topógrafos que con el apoyo de tecnología satelital recogieron la información necesaria para que la Mesa de Conversaciones pueda hacer su recomendación final.Aparte de la identificación de los lugares, un aspecto importante fueron las conversaciones sostenidas con las/os residentes de las comunidades que por tanto tiempo han sido afectadas por el conflicto armado.Logros Significativos Un buen resumen de lo logrado hasta ahora en la Mesa de Conversaciones lo escribe Enrique Santiago, asesor jurídico de la delegación de las FARC-EP en la mesa, en su artículo ‘Tres escollos a un paso de la paz’ publicado el pasado 17 de agosto.“Estos acuerdos pretenden acabar con la desigualdad económica y social existente entre el campo y la ciudad y garantizar el derecho de propiedad de los pequeños campesinos, poniendo fin al despojo de tierras; erradicar de la acción política la práctica del exterminio físico de los opositores; cerrar definitivamente la frontera agrícola del país, protegiendo la biodiversidad del bosque húmedo y garantizando la comercialización y los precios de cultivos lícitos, ofreciendo así alternativas a los campesinos para sobrevivir sin tener que recurrir a los cultivos de uso ilícito; limpiar de restos explosivos de guerra los campos tras 50 años de guerra que ha convertido a Colombia en uno de los países más contaminado por explosivos; poner en marcha un innovador sistema de justicia restaurativa para la paz que deberá garantizar los derechos de las víctimas y exigir responsabilidades a todos los que hayan sido victimarios, no solo a los combatientes, sino por primera vez también a civiles que han instigado, financiado u organizado el conflicto y la guerra sucia; y dar con el paradero de los más de 50.000 desaparecidos por motivos relacionados con el conflicto interno contabilizados desde los años 80 hasta hoy”. ( de la novedosa inclusión de las víctimas del conflicto en las propuestas y decisiones finales, hay otra importante contribución, el enfoque de género. El 11 de septiembre del 2014 se instaló una subcomisión de género que tuvo a su cargo revisar e incluir este enfoque en todos los acuerdos alcanzados. Esto queda reflejado en el Comunicado Conjunto #82 de las FARC y el Gobierno: “Los aportes de las víctimas que visitaron la Mesa de Conversaciones, 60% de las cuales fueron mujeres, de las 18 organizaciones de mujeres y de la comunidad LGTBI, de las 10 expertas colombianas en violencia sexual, de las expertas internacionales y de las ex guerrilleras de varias partes del mundo, fueron fundamentales para enriquecer el trabajo de esta subcomisión”. ( enfoque de género gira alrededor de ocho ejes: “el acceso y formalización de la propiedad rural en igualdad de condiciones; garantía de los derechos económicos, sociales y culturales de las mujeres y personas con identidad sexual diversa del sector rural; promoción de la participación de las mujeres en espacios de representación, toma de decisiones y resolución de conflictos; medidas de prevención y protección que atiendan los riesgos específicos de las mujeres; acceso a la verdad, a la justicia y a las garantías de no repetición; reconocimiento público, no estigmatización y difusión de la labor realizada por mujeres como sujetas políticas; gestión institucional para el fortalecimiento de las organizaciones de mujeres y movimientos LGTBI para su participación política y social, y sistemas de información desagregados”. ( enfoque es muy significativo en una región donde el sexismo y las actitudes anti-LGBTI desgraciadamente están muy arraigadas. Es por esto que han sido las mujeres farianas un ejemplo de vanguardismo en la lucha por los derechos de las mujeres y de la comunidad LGBTI.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Unrelenting court gives journalist three-year jail term on appeal

first_img Organisation Reporters Without Borders is deeply disappointed to learn that an appeal court in the central city of Gitega today imposed a three-year jail sentence on the journalist Hassan Ruvakuki instead of overturning his conviction.The court changed the charge on which Ruvakuki is convicted to “participation in an association formed with the aim of attacking persons and property.” In June, a lower court sentenced him to life imprisonment on a charge of terrorism.Reporters Without Borders regards today’s decision as a sign that certain Burundian officials were determined to punish Ruvakuki at all costs. Several sources in Gitega reported that the appeal court had been under heavy pressure from the state security apparatus not to acquit him.In response to this incomprehensible verdict, Reporters Without Borders is launching a petition for the release of Ruvakuki, who was working for Bonesha FM, a local radio station, and the Swahili service of Radio France Internationale at the time of his arrest in November 2011. Sign the petition.Ruvakuki was accused of complicity with a rebel group when all he did was his duty as a journalist to anticipate the news. Shortly before his arrest, he went to neighbouring Tanzania to cover a Burundian rebel group that was being formed there.Full information about the Ruvakuki case.Read Radio France Internationale’s reaction (in French) to Ruvakuki’s conviction.Find out more about media freedom in BurundiPicture: Hassan Ruvakuki (Alexandre Niyungeko) January 8, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Unrelenting court gives journalist three-year jail term on appeal Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists November 27, 2020 Find out more BurundiAfrica RSF_en BurundiAfrica Reports to go further Newscenter_img News Help by sharing this information The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention Receive email alerts October 21, 2020 Find out more June 5, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Burundilast_img read more