Congolese authorities free Burundian radio technician

first_img Time is pressing, 20 years after Burkinabe journalist’s murder Reporters Without Borders rallies former hostages in Paris, following the kidnapping of journalist Olivier Dubois. October 3, 2016 – Updated on October 4, 2016 Congolese authorities free Burundian radio technician Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and its partner organisation, Journaliste en Danger (JED) are pleased to report that Egide Mwemero, a Burundian radio technician who was held for nearly a year in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is now with his family in the Rwandan capital of Kigali after the Congolese authorities quietly released him from Kinshasa’s Makala prison on 27 September. Democratic Republic of CongoAfricaBurundi Condemning abuses ImprisonedFreedom of expression RSF_en Democratic Republic of CongoAfricaBurundi Condemning abuses ImprisonedFreedom of expression News News Help by sharing this information June 8, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img Follow the news on Africa News June 10, 2021 Find out more Crédit : Agence Bujumbura News / Egide Mwemero News “We welcome the release of Egide Mwemero, who was detained in a completely illegal manner for nearly 12 months,” said Clea Kahn-Sriber, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “This radio technician was the victim of collusion between the Burundian and Congolese authorities aimed at gagging critical reporting.” Employed by Radio Publique Africaine (RPA), a privately-owned Burundian radio station that is banned in Burundi, Mwemero was arrested by military intelligence officials on 13 October 2015 in Uvira, a Congolese city near the Burundian border, while providing technical assistance to an Uvira-based radio station, Le Messager du Peuple. Charged initially with spying and then with “inciting the military to commit illegal acts,” he was held for seven months in a military intelligence detention centre in Kinshasa before being transferred to Ndoloto military prison and finally to Kinshasa’s Makala prison. As there was no evidence against him to justify his being tried under the military penal code or by a military court, a civilian judge finally examined the case in July 2016 and concluded that there were no grounds for bringing him to trial. He nonetheless remained in detention for almost three more months because civilian prosecutors sent the case back the military judicial system, in complete violation of procedure. Fortunately, the military judges refused to take the case again, leaving the civilian judicial authorities with no option but to free him. Kahn-Sriber added: “We acknowledge the military tribunals’ belated honesty in refusing to take back the case after civilian judges found no evidence against Mwemero, and we urge the Congolese judicial system to refuse to be the tool of political considerations.” Mwemero has told RSF he is relieved to be reunited with his family and is now due to undergo a series of medical checks, having been mistreated while in detention. “I have a lot of courage and a lot of strength, contrary to what they thought when they arrested me,” he said. “I am not discouraged and I will not give up.” Many observers regarded the DRC’s persecution of an ordinary radio technician as a sign of the importance of the political factors at play in the case. His discreet release was designed to end what had become a nuisance for the Congolese authorities because of pressure from national and international civil society groups. The DRC is ranked 152nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Burundi is ranked 156th, having fallen 11 places in the space of a year. to go further June 7, 2021 Find out more Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria Organisation last_img read more

The death has occurred of Louis Mc Mahon

first_img Previous articleNightflyers will stream on Netflix from February 1Next articleLimerick is Ireland’s breastfeeding capital Staff Reporter Designed by BedneyimagesAFTER a short illness borne with great dignity and courage in the exceptional care of the critical care team in University Hospital, Limerick. Surrounded by his beloved family wife Patricia, daughters Louisa and Stephanie, sons David, Karl and Marcus, daughter-in-law Haidee, Marcus’s partner Fathom, Karl’s partner Louise, his cherished grandchildren Kyle, Adam, Conor, Emily, Charlotte, Louis, Katie, Indie and Bowie Belle, his sisters Geraldine and Marie, brother Kevin, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, dear friends and neighbours.The late Louis Mc MahonReposing in St. John’s Church, Cratloe this Wednesday evening (16th January) from 6pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass Thursday (17th January) at 11am followed by burial afterwards in Craughran Cemetery, Cratloe. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to the Irish Lung Foundation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WhatsApp NewsThe death has occurred of Louis Mc MahonBy Staff Reporter – January 15, 2019 1744 Facebook Printcenter_img Advertisement Twitter Email Linkedinlast_img read more

How to stop upward delegation at your credit union

first_img3 strategies to help employees take responsibility for decisions so you can get more Laurie J. Maddalena, MBA, CPCC, PHRDo you ever struggle with getting things done because you are frequently interrupted?One thing I hear from leaders when I teach a workshop on time management is that they can’t get anything done because of all the interruptions they encounter each day. Many of those interruptions come from their employees asking for guidance or direction. A manager in one of my recent workshops said, “I am constantly interrupted, and I can’t get any real work done!”Leadership can be challenging: managing a staff, meeting deadlines, dealing with emergencies, handling members and attending meetings. It can be hard to find time to do actual work on important projects or tasks. When I was a human resources executive, I often left the office at the end of the day feeling like I didn’t get any important work accomplished, even if I worked 10 hours. Then I learned a skill that changed everything.One of the biggest contributors to taking up a manager’s time is upward delegation. Upward delegating is when an employee brings a problem or issue to you to solve. Whether intentional or not, the employee is shifting the ownership of the problem to you, their manager. These are things your employee should know how to handle themselves. Perhaps they don’t have the level of skill yet and come to you for the answer, or they just don’t feel comfortable making a decision. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Other Sports Dipa Karmakar enters final of Artistic Gymnastics World Cup, comes closer to Olympic qualification

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Dipa Karmakar put on a stellar show to qualify for the Vault final in the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Cottbus, Germany. Karmakar, who had an injury-marred campaign at the Asian Games, scored 14.100 to finish at the 6th place out of 16 gymnasts in the qualification. The four-day showpiece is part of an eight-event qualifying system under which the gymnasts will make the cut based on the aggregate of their top three scores. The four-member Indian team also comprises B Aruna Reddy, Ashish Kumar and Rakesh Patra but there was disappointment for Aruna as she suffered a knee injury in her first vault and her campaign ended on a disappointing note.Read More | MC Mary Kom assures India of silver in World Boxing ChampionshipAruna Reddy had created history after becoming the first Indian to win a medal in an individual event at the Gymnastics World Cup by claiming a bronze medal in the women’s individual vault event. Speaking on her withdrawal, Gymnastics Federation of India vice-president Riyaz Ahmed Bati said, “Aruna was going to perform a higher difficulty vault. In warm up, she was confident but unfortunately during the competition, her landing was little early and it hurt her knee. So she didnt perform the second vault. She is going for MRI today.”Read More | Sindhu to skip Syed Modi International to focus on World Tour FinalsAmong Indian men gymnasts, Rakesh Patra scored 14.000 points on the Rings and finished at the 14th place out of 29 gymnasts, while Ashish couldn’t produce his best, signing off at the 24th spot out of 37 gymnasts with a score of 13.200. The second day of the competition will see Dipa on Beam, Rakesh on Parallel Bars and Ashish on Vault.The 25-year-old has been plagued by a knee injury which she sustained in the Asian Artistic Gymnastics in Bangkok, Thailand. Tripura gymnast underwent corrective surgery on her anterior cruciate ligament in April and was unable to participate throughout the season. Karmakar missed out on the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Although she had regained fitness, her coach Bisweshwar Nandi said her lengthy rehabilitation process resulted in her restricted training. Nandi said she was not yet ready fitness wise for the tournament.However, Karmakar created history in July 2018 as she won the gold medal in the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin, Turkey. Karmakar became the first Indian gymnast to win the gold medal in a world event. In the same competition, she reached the finals of the balance beam event where she finished a credible fourth.Karmakar was in confident mood heading into the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta but in one of the practice sessions ahead of women’s qualification for team and apparatus finals, she hurt her right knee and she was forced to pull out of the final. last_img read more