first_imgUnited Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2008 presentation For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng)  2008 presentation Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company  now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgISA investing: I think this cheap UK share will thrive in a post-Covid world Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Royston Wild Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Bloomsbury Publishing and Pearson. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” These are trickier waters than usual for UK share investors to navigate. The possibility of a simple and sharp economic recovery is in peril as Covid-19 variants keep emerging. The coronavirus crisis has seriously damaged the long-term outlook for a large number of British stocks too.I haven’t stopped investing in my Stocks and Shares ISA during the past 12 months, however. There are still plenty of UK shares I think will deliver big profits in 2021 and beyond. In fact some British stocks have received a boost from ongoing Covid-19 lockdowns.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Top of the classThe pandemic has had a significant impact on the education sector. But lockdowns have had a positive effect on Bloomsbury Publishing (LSE: BMY). This is because demand for the company’s online academic resources has rocketed over the past year. Revenues from the UK share’s Bloomsbury Digital Resources division soared 47% in the six months to August as the closure of academic institutions forced students to get their educational fixes elsewhere.As we’ve seen with e-commerce and the growth of homeworking, I think the coronavirus has created a sea change in the way educational information is accessed and absorbed. Even when education centres reopen, I reckon Bloomsbury’s online academic texts will remain popular. It explains why fellow publisher Pearson recently announced plans to “accelerate our digital growth” with significant employee appointments.There are always risks to the likes of Bloomsbury of course. Unauthorised replication and distribution of academic material is much simpler with digital resources than with traditional paper-based textbooks. Declining student numbers in the areas in which Bloomsbury specialises is another problem. University admissions service UCAS says that “humanities subjects have decreased in popularity over the last decade”, for instance.There’s always the eternal problem that a bad book review or two could result in disappointing revenues at Bloomsbury’s Consumer division too. But so far the publishing share has had success in making itself the home of some of literature’s most popular authors and franchises. Bloomsbury is perhaps most famous for being the publisher of the evergreen Harry Potter series of cash cows.A cheap UK share I reckon will thriveCity analysts expect Bloomsbury’s annual earnings to edge 2% higher this fiscal year (to February 2021). They reckon that the bottom line will swell 18% in financial 2022 too and 21% the following year.  It’s important to remember that earnings can exceed current estimates. But they can also fall short depending on the trading landscape.Still, current forecasts leave Bloomsbury trading on a price-to-earnings growth (PEG) multiple of 0.8. Conventional investing wisdom states that a UK share trading on a ratio of below 1 might be undervalued. I certainly believe this to be the case with this publisher, whose mighty Consumer unit and growing Bloomsbury Digital Resources should — in my opinion — deliver solid profits growth over the next decade.center_img Royston Wild | Wednesday, 17th February, 2021 | More on: BMY Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!Courtesy of ANXText description provided by the architects. The project site for this residence is a 7,500 sf cross slope lot in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. The property is located near the top of a significant hill with panoramic views towards the Silver Lake Reservoir.Save this picture!Section 3Recommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreThe residence is situated at the rear of the property providing ample garden spaces at the front to buffer the exposure to the high traffic street. Due to the adjacency of neighboring properties, primary opportunities for open space occur toward the East and West, while views are primarily to the North within the parcel.Save this picture!© Scott RheaThe project challenge consisted of solving the interface of the living and working environments for a young couple – one a transportation designer at BMW tinkering with independent projects after hours and the other an artist running an active letterpress studio.Save this picture!Diagram 2Due to the owners’ desire for a conjoined residence and studio, coupled with our interest in passive environmental controls, and the potential for expansive views of the Silver Lake Reservoir and surrounding hillside topography, the strategy for this live/work residence emerged as a series of tightly stacked spaces unfolding and engaging the multiple landscapes of the site.Save this picture!Courtesy of ANXA small commercial letterpress operation shares space with an industrial design studio at the garden level. This studio has separate access directly from the entry path and parking. The densely packed studio is contrasted by the sparse living quarters that occupy the main floor and the mezzanine above. The studio and the private components of the residential spaces above are clad in a dark stained cedar siding, while the public spaces of the residence are wrapped in a weathering steel exterior skin.Save this picture!© Scott RheaThe steel skin and its associated plaster interior liner form a spatial manifold that envelops the residence and provides autonomy between program as required, while expanding the compact interior living spaces into the landscape at every opportunity. This expansion effectively doubles the useable living space of the residence.Save this picture!© Scott RheaThe sectional geometry of the residence, the multiple operable apertures located around the perimeter, and the operable hatch connecting the mezzanine and the roof deck completes the passive environmental cooling strategies employed. Through the adjustment of the various building apertures, stack ventilation and convective cooling is achievable.Save this picture!Section 1Project gallerySee allShow lessWine Tasting Room Le Monde / Alessandro IsolaSelected ProjectsArchitectural Photographers: José CamposInterviews Share “COPY” Year:  2013 Year:  Structural Engineer:: Area:  7500 ft² Area:  7500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manifold House / ANX 2013 CopyHouses•Los Angeles, United States Architects: ANX Area Area of this architecture project Manifold House / ANXSave this projectSaveManifold House / ANX CopyAbout this officeANXOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLos AngelesHousesUnited StatesPublished on April 30, 2014Cite: “Manifold House / ANX” 30 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/911716/sld-residence-davidov-partners-architects Clipboard Australia “COPY” SLD Residence / Davidov Partners ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSLD Residence / Davidov Partners Architects CopyHouses, Residential•Melbourne, Australia Area:  600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project SLD Residence / Davidov Partners Architects Photographs Photographs:  Veeral Patel Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/911716/sld-residence-davidov-partners-architects Clipboardcenter_img Projects Year:  Manufacturers: Brodware, Gaggenau, Lift Shop, Modinex, Omvivo, RC+D, Tongue n Groove, Zip, Cedar, Timber claddingCollaborator:Wayne Tindal, Davidov ArchitectsCity:MelbourneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Veeral PatelRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. A stark monolithic facade disguises a house abundant in natural light.  The SLD Residence is located on a busy road in inner-Melbourne. Whilst the road is a prominent tree lined boulevard our clients wished to maintain a sense of privacy from the street in both a visual and acoustic sense. As such, the presentation of the house to the street takes the form of a pure unadorned mass on the first floor suspended over a recessed lower level. The span of which is interceded by a solitary concrete column, the only relief afforded to the facade. Save this picture!© Veeral PatelThis creates a house which possess a presence within the streetscape that is comprised of an eclectic mix of bold mid-century housing and more traditional styles. Of particular interest is the iconic Leslie Perrott designed Troon (1964) which is located diagonally opposite the house and also presents as a sheer double story wall to the street. Save this picture!© Veeral PatelMass and depth are utilized in an abstraction and contrast to the faux period houses that are more ubiquitous with local trends and although simple in its execution the house still references notions of the piano nobile on the first-floor master windows which are located at the front of the house and offer views down the tree lined street. Save this picture!© Veeral PatelThe width of the block (17.5m) allowed for circulation around a central core on the ground floor which enabled the design of the house to be structured around 2 primary rooms, one living the other for entertaining. The rooms are each fitted with elements allowing the spaces to function with a minimum of additional furniture required and are linked via a corridor which connects the other vertical circulation of the house. Another smaller corridor connects the dining area to the kitchen. The circular ground floor circulation also allows the large house to feel compact whilst providing separation between spaces. Save this picture!© Veeral PatelThe main corridor also contains the centrally located entrance that is located on the side of the house to maximize privacy and allow for an abundance of natural light. This area also features an external light shaft that reflects light into the double height foyer whist also screening views from and two the neighbouring house. Save this picture!Floor PlanThe external walkway that takes guests from the street along the side of the house to the front door allows for a moment of disengagement from the street and allows for the house to subtly reveal itself, inviting guest into a double height loggia prior to formally entering the home. This transparency is repeated in the basement entry which features a glazed cellar which greets the owners on their arrival. Save this picture!© Veeral PatelThe large concrete column which dominates the façade also serves as an orientating device, visible at the end of the main corridor. The house, utilises a very limited palette of natural materials to create a strong degree of flow between interior and exterior spaces. The natural cement render used externally is echoed internally with a coarsely applied venetian plaster finish, whilst the honed granite floor is carried through the house on all floors and echoed in the hard and soft landscaping and driveway ramp. Save this picture!© Veeral PatelThe use of the same materials internally and externally is intended as a means of deliberately drawing the interiors outward whilst allowing the natural patina to underscore the passing of time and the seasons. This connection is reinforced through the fully glazed pivoting/sliding doors to the 2 main exterior spaces further underlines these strong connections. Warmth and detail is brought into the design through the use of smoked European oak floorboards which were used to line the key internal doors and panelling.  Other elements such as the bar, bathroom vanities and plinths are formed from unembellished slabs of monochromatic feature marble. Save this picture!© Veeral PatelExpanding on the raw elements used throughout the house brushed stainless steel is used for the staircase balustrading, window framing and is also used for the entry gate enclosure and custom designed island pendant light. The formal dining area is framed by various objects which help to create a more intimate atmosphere and house our clients vintage 1970s dining setting. An oak lined room divider conceals a TV to the lounge room and transforms into a black backdrop to the dining space. Save this picture!© Veeral PatelThe master bedroom occupies the front section of the first floor, providing it both privacy and a northern and southern aspect. Conceived as a hotel suite come bedroom the space is open plan and free flowing between the ensuite space, dressing room and bedroom. A centrally located capsule acts as an anchor for the bed and contains the WC and curved shower, replete with its circular skylight. Save this picture!© Veeral PatelProject gallerySee allShow lessNanshanli Hotel / Linjian Design StudioSelected ProjectsFrom Digital to Built: Six Experimentations With BrickMisc Share Houses Save this picture!© Veeral Patel+ 20Curated by Martita Vial Share Architects: Davidov Partners Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2018 “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDavidov Partners ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsMelbourneAustraliaPublished on February 18, 2019Cite: “SLD Residence / Davidov Partners Architects” 18 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Advertisement UK business list owner, The Prospect Shop, has launched its first online list buying service, prospect.online. The service lets you search and count names from the company’s prospect.b2b and prospect.director databases for free. It offers fully-secure ordering and internet credit card handling, as well as credit account options. Find out more from The Prospect Shop. Find other direct marketing suppliers in UK Fundraising’s directory. Online business list service launched AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 February 2001 | News 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

first_imgSantander UK chooses Marie Curie Cancer Care as charity of the year 2012 Marie Curie Cancer Care has been chosen by financial services provider Santander UK as their new Charity of the Year partner for 2012. The charity was selected in a staff vote.The year-long partnership has a fundraising target of £500,000. The first activity will include staff taking part in a dress-down Go Yellow for Marie Curie Nurse’s Day. All of Santander’s 25,000 staff will also be challenged to raise £20 during the year. Each of them would then be funding one hour of free nursing care.Santander staff will also be involved in supporting the charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal in March, donating items to Marie Curie’s 168 shops in a big spring clean, Blooming Great Tea Parties in the summer and Santander’s own Brain Game gala quiz.Sheralee Morris, Santander’s Community Manager, said: “Our charity of the year fundraising relationships have grown year on year and I’m confident that this partnership will exceed all expectations.”www.mariecurie.org.uk Tagged with: charity of the year corporate AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 January 2012 | News 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

first_imgPay per click firm offers pro bono services to charity Leeds-based pay-per-click specialist Circus PPC has offered a long-term partnership to Rays of Sunshine, under which the firm manages the charity’s Adword account free of charge.Circus PPC decided to offer a long-term partnership to a charity following the announcement by Google in December 2017 that charity accounts that don’t receive enough clicks can be closed down.According to Circus PPC, over 35,000 charities globally are at risk of having their account closed and losing out on the grants that Google provides for AdWords, which allow them to expand their marketing output and increase their brand awareness through Google AdWords. London-based Rays of Sunshine’s account was suspended due to not meeting the new rules, so it approached Circus PPC after seeing its offer of support.Circus PPC has been working with the charity for two months and has not only got the account live again, but has also made improvements to the overall performance. The aim for Circus PPC is to advance the account so that more traffic is driven to the website to increase awareness, leads, contacts and donations.Circus PPC is keen to help more charities, so those that need support with the management of their Google Adwords accounts are invited to get in touch.Laura Barnett, Director of Communications & General Manager, Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity said:“Through their support we were able to have our AdWords account reinstated and they now look after the account for us on a pro-bono basis. As a charity, we try to save costs wherever we can and we’re excited to continue working with Circus to help grow the charity’s online footprint and achieve our organisational goals through effective PPC.”Managing Director of Circus PPC, Rick Tobin said: Advertisement Tagged with: Advertising Google  183 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Melanie May | 18 June 2018 | Newscenter_img “As a business, we have been looking at supporting a charity for a while now and when the announcement was made by Google it was a no brainer for us to offer up our time to a charity in need. We’re delighted to be working with Rays of Sunshine, and at getting their account back up and running for them.”“When Rays of Sunshine got in touch, it was great to go down and visit them to find out more about the charity and see first-hand some of the amazing work they do. We hope that we can support them long-term and generate some fantastic results through PPC to help the charity continue providing such an incredible service for seriously ill children.”  182 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 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 www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

first_imgPhoto credit: Aleksander KlineMembers of the ATL Amazon Workers Solidarity Network in Atlanta, Ga., on March 30 publicly thanked the BAmazon Union for leading the way to organize the unorganized. They were gathered in front of the new office site of the National Labor Relations Board one day after the voting period ended for Amazon workers in Bessemer, Ala., to cast their ballots to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.With attention now turned to the NLRB to count the votes, the Network’s signs also demanded an investigation into Amazon’s numerous violations of the workers’ rights by its unrelenting union-busting tactics.– Story by Dianne Mathiowetz FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

first_imgIn a surge of public support for Malaysiakini after the trial, a crowdfunding campaign brought the website enough money to cover the fine in less than six hours. News Organisation to go further News Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again Receive email alerts A website renowned for investigating corruption, Malaysiakini was fined 500,000 ringgits (nearly 100,000 euros) by a federal court on 19 February after being found guilty of contempt of court because of five small comments criticizing the judiciary that readers posted at the foot of an article published in June. In a new development today, prosecutors opened a sedition investigation into Gan’s comments after the 19 February hearing, in which he criticized the court’s decision. A sedition charge carries a possible three-year jail sentence. Against all logic, presiding judge Rohana Yusuf ruled that Malaysiakini failed to moderate the “reprehensible” and “spurious” comments correctly, ignoring the fact that its moderators took them down as soon as the police drew them to the website’s attention. The record fine imposed by the court was more than twice what the prosecution requested. Malaysiakini editor-in-chief Steven Gan, who was also accused of contempt in the case brought by attorney general Idrus Harun, was nonetheless acquitted. RSF denounces Malaysia’s harassment of Al Jazeera journalists “We condemn this absurd verdict and sentence that is out of all proportion to Malaysiakini’s alleged offence, and we call on prosecutors to immediate terminate the sedition investigation, for which there are absolutely no grounds,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “This case will have a major impact on independent media and their way of interacting with readers, and will inevitably end up affecting the quality of the public debate in Malaysia. It is also liable to reinforce the climate of self-censorship that has taken hold in the media since Muhyiddin Yassin became prime minister a year ago. We urge this government to fully commit to upholding press freedom.” Help by sharing this information August 7, 2020 Find out more January 29, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Climate of self-censorship February 22, 2021 Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the record fine imposed on Malaysiakini, one of Malaysia’s leading investigative news sites, for readers’ comments critical of the judiciary, and the subsequent sedition investigation into its editor for criticizing the court’s decision. This is liable to result in more self-censorship in the media, RSF warned, reiterating its call for the government to show that it is determined to defend press freedom. Malaysiakini editor-in-chief Steven Gan outside the palace of justice in Malaysia on 19 February (photo: AFP). March 17, 2021 Find out more After Malaysians voted to remove Najib Razak as prime minister in 2018, the country rose 44 places in two years in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index. But, since a new coalition government led by Muhyiddin Yassin took office in March, press freedom violations have surged and Malaysia’s current ranking, 101st out of 180 countries, is unlikely to be maintained. News MalaysiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesOnline freedomsMedia independence InternetEconomic pressureJudicial harassment New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth News RSF_en Speaking to journalists after the 19 February hearing, Gan said: “The hefty fine against us is really an attempt not to just shut us up but to shut us down.” He added that it would have “a tremendous chilling impact on discussions of issues of public interest.” Follow the news on Malaysia MalaysiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesOnline freedomsMedia independence InternetEconomic pressureJudicial harassment last_img read more

first_img September 29, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Are the Congolese authorities planning to expel all the journalists who do their job? March 31, 2021 Find out more The latest victim, Brazzaville-based Cameroonian journalist Elie Smith, was the victim of an attack in his home earlier this monthFour days after expelling independent journalist Sadio Kante Morel, the Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) has done it again, this time deporting Elie Smith, a Brazzaville-based Cameroonian journalist. The interior ministry accused him of subversion.Employed as a producer and programme host on MNTV (a station owned by the president’s brother, Maurice Nguesso), Smith was expelled on 26 September with a “strict prohibition” on returning.Speaking in the Cameroonian city of Douala, Smith told Reporters Without Borders: “A dozen plainclothes policemen came to my office to get me. They didn’t let me take anything except my passport. They escorted me like a criminal to the airport where they showed me an expulsion order signed by the interior minister.”The deportation order accused him of “many seditious and subversive acts,” “secret dealings with foreign powers working against the Republic of Congo’s interests” and “excessive political activism.”“Smith’s deportation is not only outrageous but also very disturbing for the future of freedom of information in Congo-Brazzaville,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa bureau. “Are the Congolese authorities planning to expel, one by one, all the journalists who do their job? We urge the government to end this wave of censorship, which casts serious doubt on its readiness to provide its citizens with democratic guarantees during the coming referendum and elections.”Smith was the victim of a violent home invasion on 10 September, three days after posting photos on his Facebook page of badly injured activists who, he said, had been beaten up by members of a special police unit as they left an opposition meeting.Police director-general Jean-François Ndenguet initially said he would find the perpetrators of the home invasion. But Smith’s repeated calls on the police to also arrest those who gave the orders must have annoyed Ndenguet, known for having already threatened journalists, including Smith. The home invasion was unanimously condemned by media organizations and several international organizations. The European Union delegation and the embassies of EU member countries issued a joint statement voicing the hope that Smith would be able to “continue working with his characteristic professionalism, without fearing a new attack on himself or a member of his family.”The first person to report that Smith had been the target of an attack at his home was Kante Morel, the journalist who was herself expelled on 22 September, shortly after being held at the police general-directorate for several hours.The message is clear – it is hard being a journalist in Republic of Congo, which is ranked 82nd out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.(photo: Elie Smith) Organisation RSF_en Congo-BrazzavilleAfrica May 4, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Congo-Brazzaville News March 5, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img Congo celebrates World Press Freedom Day by sentencing a journalist to six months in prison Help by sharing this information Congo-BrazzavilleAfrica to go further Joint call for Brazzaville journalist’s release News News Ailing magazine editor held illegally in Brazzaville for more than a month Newslast_img read more