Rwanda and these four African countries are the ‘worst jailers of journalists’

Novieku Babatunde Adeola December 11, 2019
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Rwanda

Rwanda currently has four journalists in prison. The nation, ruled by President Paul Kagame, has chalked a number of successes, however, they maintain a high number of journalists that have been jailed. 

The highest number, according to CPJ, was in 1995 during the Rwandan genocide with 15 journalists losing their lives.

CPJ also states that since 1992, 17 journalists have been killed, four imprisoned and two missing.

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