Authorities arrest another journalist, seek blogger’s extradition

first_img November 27, 2020 Find out more May 9, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities arrest another journalist, seek blogger’s extradition News October 7, 2020 Find out more Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid Receive email alerts ChadAfrica Help by sharing this information The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reporters Without Borders condemns the unprecedented wave of arrests and persecution of bloggers and journalists that the Chadian authorities have been orchestrating for the past few weeks.The arrests of the blogger Jean Etienne Laokolé on 22 March and the journalist Eric Topona, the general secretary of the Union of Chadian Journalists (UJT), on 6 May – both of whom are still held – have been followed by that of Moussaye Avenir de la Tchiré, the managing editor of the newspaper Abba Garde and UJT treasurer.Arrested on the evening of 7 May, De la Tchiré is reportedly accused of “inciting hatred and a popular uprising.”At the same time, the Chadian authorities are seeking the extradition of Makaila Nguebla, a Chadian blogger who fled to the Senegalese capital of Dakar, from where he was expelled to Guinea-Conakry on the night of 7 May.“We can no longer talk of isolated arrests,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This is a major crackdown on the independent and opposition media. We are also appalled by Senegal’s failure to protect Nguebla by allowing him to stay. Expelling him was disgraceful. We urge the Guinean authorities not to extradite him back to Chad, or else they will be accomplices to a violation of freedom of information.“Why is the Chadian government targeting the media? Does it accuse them of being accomplices to the recently thwarted coup d’état? Was the recent ministerial reshuffle carried out in order to prepare for this offensive against troublesome individuals, above all news providers?“The government cannot blame the recent political unrest in Chad on the media. Under Chad’s constitution, which guarantees media freedom, we call on the government to free the detained journalists and bloggers immediately and unconditionally and to stop hounding its critics.”Last year already saw an increase in acts of intimidation against independent and opposition journalists in Chad. Newscenter_img Reports December 1, 2020 Find out more ChadAfrica RSF_en Follow the news on Chad to go further Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad News Organisation last_img read more

Narrow-band structure and amplitude of terrestrial myriametric radiation

first_imgThe narrow-band structure of terrestrial myriametric radiation (TMR) is investigated by ray tracing electrostatic waves in a hot plasma which contains a loss cone distribution. Path-integrated growth of electrostatic waves which refract to the radio window, where mode conversion into TMR is assumed to take place, show that wave amplitudes at the window are approximately 20–30 µV m−1. This is more than sufficient to account for the observed TMR amplitudes of 2–10 µV m−1. During propagation, if the wave frequency becomes close to nfce on the forward electrostatic branch then the waves are heavily damped and no energy is transferred to the radio window. It is shown that the narrow-band frequency bandwidth is less than the source electron gyrofrequency fce, but the separation between spectral peaks across several bands is equal to or slightly greater than fce. Increasing the density gradient reduces the wave amplitudes by reducing the resonant parallel wave number so that waves no longer resonate with the most unstable part of the loss cone distribution. Therefore there is an upper limit to the density gradient for efficient generation of TMR.last_img read more

Onyejegbu Ends 13-year Wait, Wins Independence Cup

first_img“I have to admit I trained extremely hard to win this tournament after winning it in 2006 and followed it up by winning the Nigeria Cup in Lagos in 2007. I waited for 13 years to reclaim my title. The hard work paid off and I am pleased and satisfied with what I have achieved so far,” he gushed.The 13-handicapper, who now has a new handicap of 11.7 flourished at the expense of a clutch of single handicappers, including Dipo Sanya, Suleiman Mohammed and Okey Igweh.Though Sanya finished four off Onyejegbu, the 7-handicapper finished as the best nett player in handicap 0-10 flight beating Jimmy Ahmed and Emmanuel Israel.Terngu Tsegba carded 69 nett to hold off Paul Kyari-Lassa and S. Olusa by one strong for the bragging rights in men Handicap 11-18.Chairman of tournament planning committee, Senator Emmanuel Anosike, singled out Onyejegbu’s feat as an acknowledgement of the high standard of play by the field.“The standard I saw was high. Can you imagine a 13-handicapper winning as the overall winner? That means the standard is getting higher, when you have single handicapper. That means the competition is getting better,” Anosike declared.Anosike, who is also IBB Club Vice-Captain, thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for contributing to the success of the tournament by assigning the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare to represent him at the tee off ceremony.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaGeoff Onyejegbu was on cloud nine after ending a 13- year wait to emerge the overall winner of the recent Independence Day Golf Tournament in Abuja.He reclaimed the tournament that he first won in 2006 by shooting 66 nett.last_img read more