888 agrees £15m BetBright acquisition

first_img 888 agrees £15m BetBright acquisition Topics: Sports betting Strategy Tech & innovation 4th March 2019 | By contenteditor Sports betting 888 Holdings has agreed to purchase the Irish sports betting operator Betbright, including its proprietary platform, in a deal worth £15m (€17.5m/$19.9m). The deal will give 888 complete ownership of its technology and product development across the four leading igaming verticals, as well as growing its presence in the sports betting market. 888 Holdings has agreed to purchase the Irish sports betting operator Betbright, including its proprietary platform, in a deal worth £15m (€17.5m/$19.9m). The agreement will see the London-listed online gaming operator purchase certain assets of Dedsert Limited, Dedsert Ireland Limited and its affiliates, which together operate as BetBright. 888 has said the integration of the BetBright sportsbook into the group will give 888 complete ownership over its technology and product development across four key online betting verticals: casino, sports betting, poker and bingo. The operator has also said that the acquisition will strengthen its long-term prospects in the global sports betting market, by allowing 888 to fully leverage its marketing and analytics capabilities, as well as scale and unique expertise. 888 did not state when it expects the deal to be completed, but noted it intends to begin the process of integrating BetBright’s technology into the wider business as a soon as practically feasible. Following this integration, 888 has said it will commence a phased and market-by-market roll out of the Betbright platform. “This acquisition of a high-quality and scalable sportsbook is an exciting milestone for 888; it gives the group the missing piece in our proprietary product and technology portfolio and will enable 888 to own proprietary, end-to-end solutions across the four major online gaming verticals,” 888 CEO Itai Pazner said. “With 888Sport becoming an increasingly established and popular worldwide sports betting destination, we believe it is the right time to take ownership of our full sports betting proposition. “We are confident that this acquisition will increase the Group’s long-term prospects and differentiation in the growing global sports betting market.” Confirmation of the deal comes after 888 last month also struck an agreement to purchase JPJ Group’s Mandalay operating business for £18m. 888 will acquire a range of bingo assets from Jet Management Group and Jet Media, including the Costa Bingo brand. In addition, 888 signed off on a deal in December to purchase the remaining 53% interest in the All American Poker Network. 888 will buy the stake from Avenue OLG Entertainment, the private equity firm with which it established the joint venture in 2013. Pazner, who was appointed as the new CEO at 888 in January following the exit of Itai Freiberger, added: “This is the third acquisition that the group has made in recent months and demonstrates the group’s commitment to its strategy: to be a global leader in the online gaming market by driving organic growth across regulated markets, supported by value-accretive M&A.”Image: Rawpixel Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

Chemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng) Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgChemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Chemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileChemical & Allied Products (CAP) Plc manufactures and sells a range of paint finishers for the coatings sector in Nigeria under the Dulux and Caplux brand name. Products in its coatings range include vinyl silk, vinyl matt, vinyl soft sheen, eggshell, high gloss, weathershield masonry and special effect finishes. Emulsions, gloss and textured variants are sold under its Caplux brand. The company distributes and sells its product range through Dulux Trade and Caplux outlets in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. The company also produces a fire protection range which includes fire retardants, fire retardant coatings, fire stopping materials and fire extinguishers. Chemical & Allied Products Plc is a subsidiary of UAC of Nigeria Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Chemical & Allied Products is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The Royal Eswatini Sugar Corporation Limited (RSSC.sz) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgRoyal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC.sz) listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation company page on AfricanFinancials.Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileRoyal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC) Limited is the largest company in Swaziland with interests in sugar cane farming and manufacturing refined sugar products and ethanol for regional consumption and import to the rest of Africa and Europe. RSSC produces beverage-grade ethanol that is used in alcoholic beverages as well as pharmaceuticals and water treatment products. The company produces feints used to manufacture methylated spirits and bio gels. It also produces compressed molasses stillage used to produce liquid fertilisers. RSSC manages approximately 15 600 hectares of irrigated sugar cane on two estates leased from the Swazi Nation and manages an additional 5 000 hectares of half of third parties. It has capacity to produce 2.3 million tonnes of cane per season and about 430 000 tonnes of raw sugar per season. RSSC is a subsidiary of Tibiyo Taka Ngwane with headquarters in Simunye, Swaziland. Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation is listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Why I think Canopy Growth stock may sit well in a UK portfolio

first_img Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Saturday, 25th July, 2020 | More on: CGC Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Leading marijuana player Canopy Growth (NYSE: CGC) stock is down over 20% year-to-date. That decline technically means the shares are in a bear market. Similarly the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF, a marijuana-themed exchange-traded fund (ETF), is down about 24%.In the UK, we are now witnessing more public debate on medical marijuana, cannabidiol (CBD), and the rapidly changing cannabis industry. Medical cannabis is becoming a recognised investment theme. Therefore today I’ll discuss whether UK investors should consider adding marijuana stocks to their portfolios.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…Canopy Growth stock faces headwindsCanopy Growth’s Q4 results in May came in below analysts’ expectations. It posted revenues of $80.46m (it reports in US dollars) for the quarter ended March, missing estimates by around 15%. A year ago, revenue was $70.74 million. The quarterly loss was $1.16 per share versus the expected loss of $0.30. The number was $0.67 per share a year ago.Put another way, like many of its peers, the Canada-based marijuana producer has so far not been able to convert revenue growth into real profits. And Canopy Growth stock is a testament to the woes of the industry. About 18 months ago, in October 2018, CGC shares had seen an all-time high near $60. Now, the stock is hovering around $16.Like most other cannabis companies, Canopy has three segments of revenue:Canadian consumer (i.e., retail recreational)Canadian medicalInternational medicalCurrently, Canadian retail recreational remains the most important segment for Canopy Growth.  Yet over the past year, a lack of growth in the Canadian recreational segment has meant lower gross margins and higher operating expenses. Medical sales were not enough to produce the much-hoped for profits either.On a more positive note for shareholders, beverage giant Constellation Brands has a 38% stake in Canopy Growth stock. Analysts believe Canopy will likely lead the cannabis-infused beverage market. In the coming weeks, I expect CGC stock to trade between $12.50 and $17.50. I’d buy, but potential investors may find more value in the shares if the price declines toward the $15 level or below.Foolish takeawayThe gold-rush hype surrounding the cannabis space is over. But that may not be such an adverse development for those investors looking to enter the  industry for the long run. The global medical cannabis market size is around £10bn. By the end of the decade, the market is expected to be over £100bn.For those investors looking to add shares of cannabis companies, there is also a UK-based ETF. Earlier in the year, HANetf and Canada-based asset manager, Purpose Investments, launched The Medical Cannabis and Wellness UCITS ETF (CBDX) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).Canopy Growth is not included but the fund may still deserve your interest. It consists of publicly listed companies conducting legal business activities in the medical cannabis, hemp, and CBD industry. That includes producers and suppliers of medical cannabis, CBD-focused biotech companies, companies leasing property to medical cannabis growers, and software solutions for medical cannabis producers.Our readers may be surprised to learn that Britain is the biggest producer and exporter of legal cannabis in the world. And that is thanks to one drug, Sativex, produced by Cambridge-based GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: GWPH). In 1998, the company obtained a unique Home Office licence to cultivate cannabis seeds. Since then, it has been producing Sativex to treat spasms in multiple sclerosis patients. GWP makes up around 10% of the CBDX. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” tezcang has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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.center_img See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhD Why I think Canopy Growth stock may sit well in a UK portfolio 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

Inspections are the first step to keeping accreditation for Apopka Police…

first_img An accreditation program for a law enforcement agency has long been recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. Accreditation is the certification by an independent reviewing authority that an entity has met specific requirements and prescribed standards. Law enforcement agencies in Florida can attain accredited status through the Commission for the Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation. In July 2017, a commission evaluation team visited Apopka to inspect all aspects of the police department, review extensive paperwork, interview staff and observe daily operations. As part of the accreditation process, Apopka had to comply with approximately 260 professional standards. They released this statement after the inspection:  “It is without reservation the assessment team recommends to the Commission that the Apopka Police Department be reviewed favorably for initial accreditation status.” In October 2017, the APD was recognized as among the top law enforcement agencies in Florida, achieving its first-ever standards accreditation from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation. It was a process that included sheriffs, chiefs, judges, and other law enforcement executives who reviewed detailed evaluations of Apopka’s police operations, procedures, facilities, and equipment. The police department worked through the exhaustive accreditation process for 18 months.  “This was a goal for the Apopka Police Department for a number of years, and staff worked tirelessly to update policies and procedures and complete each required standard,” said Police Chief Michael McKinley. “This recognition will put the Apopka Police Department in an elite group of professional law enforcement agencies that meet or exceed law enforcement industry standards.” And now the process to maintain that high standard continues.Over the past couple of weeks, the APD has conducted a series of inspections that included McKinley reviewing the vehicles, uniforms, and weapons of each officer. It is all part of the process for maintaining its accreditation status.“I’m very pleased,” said APD Chief Mickael McKinley. “Everybody’s equipment is in good shape. We’re very blessed in the city of Apopka to have quality equipment. Most of our cars are relatively new, although some of them are approaching five years old and they still look good. It’s all about the officers taking care of their cars.”McKinley explained that vehicle inspection is a task that was done even before the APD was accredited. “It’s something we do annually as part of the accreditation process. But it’s also something the APD did before I was here, and we continue to do it.” But there are other inspections and audits the APD does during the year. “We do a lot of inspections involving work areas, auditing evidence, and property,” said Deputy Chief Randy Fernandez. “It’s not just a spot check in the evidence room for some of the high liability items. It’s a thorough check to make sure every one of those items is in the room… so there’s a lot of standards that we have to comply with throughout the year.”And while these inspections are required for accreditation, they are also a chance for APD officers to connect more closely with Fernandez and McKinley. “It gives me the opportunity to see everybody and see if their uniforms fit properly and they have all the equipment they need,” said McKinley. “It gives us a chance to see every single person in the department,” said Fernandez. “We get the opportunity to talk to them, see what their needs are because a lot of times people don’t ask for something, but if you get one-on-one with them the needs and wants come out… which might make the job easier and we try to accommodate them.”These are city assets. They belong to the community and we want to ensure we’re taking care of them.”Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson also attended the inspection and was impressed with the procedure.“It was great to be a part of the annual APD inspections,” he said. “Chief McKinley made sure that each of our officers had the right equipment in working order.” Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSApopka Police Department Previous articleHow will Election 2018 shape the county, state and nation? Let’s Talk About ItNext articleApopka Public Safety Youth Academy still growing Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear July 6, 2018 at 5:24 pm Please enter your name here Reply Seargent Saunders 2 COMMENTScenter_img JILL Please enter your comment! It’s peel not peal. Reply June 30, 2018 at 11:15 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here So then…why did a police officer just continue to sit in his car parked near a church along Apopka Boulevard, Friday night 6-29 while some punk decided to peal out multiple times and speed down Apopka Boulevard toward Walmart??? Well guess what? A very experienced tanker driver unloading gas at a nearby convienience store saw the whole sorry event. What a great example of “To Serve and Protect”! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Chris Ashton penalised for dragging Luke Marshall down by the face

first_imgMonday Jan 18, 2016 Chris Ashton penalised for dragging Luke Marshall down by the face Following the heavy suspension of Fijian Josaia Raisuqe last week for an alleged eyegouge when making contact with the face of an opposition player, Saracens winger Chris Ashton may count himself lucky to have only been penalised for this incident against Ulster at the weekend. While it looked completely innocuous at first, players cannot grab other players by the head and drag them to the floor. This has been a hot topic in the last year, with ‘neck rolls‘ in particular being heavily policed at the Rugby World Cup.Regardless of possible neck damage, there is also the chance that contact might have been made with the eyes, especially after Marshall got up with his hands on his face to indicate so. Referee Jerome Garces checked with his TMO, but found nothing.He still wasn’t happy with the way Ashton ripped Marshall to the ground though.“Nothing clear and dangerous for me about the finger in the eyes,” said Garces, before explaining that Ashton should still be penalised for the way he cleared out the Ulster centre.Last week Raisuque was banned for 15 weeks for making contact with the eyes.Do you think this was comparable to the Raisuque incident, or was the penalty sufficient?UPDATE: Chris Ashton has been banned for 10 weeks. He will miss the Six Nations.credit: Ian CameronADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Villa Tempérée / ARTELABO

first_img Houses France CopyAbout this officeARTELABOOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHéraultFrancePublished on December 06, 2016Cite: “Villa Tempérée / ARTELABO” 06 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?法国Tempérée乡村别墅/ ARTELABO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 Photographs:  Marie-Caroline Lucat Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800406/villa-temperee-artelabo Clipboard Save this picture!© Marie-Caroline Lucat+ 22 Share Projects Manufacturers: Technal, Terreal, Outdoor, TerealSave this picture!© Marie-Caroline LucatText description provided by the architects. The project is a second home located in the countryside, in a small village near Lodève, at the north of Montpellier. Save this picture!© Marie-Caroline LucatThe plot of land has a sloping topography organized in a series of platforms supported by old stone walls.  It is opening on the north on a magnificent view on wooded steep hills.Save this picture!© Marie-Caroline LucatThe projet integrate this landscape : following the lines of the platforms transversely to the slope, it takes shape in a ground floor building stretched in length and turned towards the view.Save this picture!© Marie-Caroline LucatThe outlines of the platforms are preserved. The dry stone wall below the house is simply rebuilt and extended with the site material.A terrace with a swimming pool is created on the south side of the house.Save this picture!© Marie-Caroline LucatA new retaining wall is created in a raw concrete that, by its compact minerality, contrasts sharply with the field’s material, revealing it, while in turn the site refers to the purity of the lines of architecture. The pool is digged against the wall, which closes the space of the terrace and forms a nested and intimate place in the heart of a large garden.Save this picture!© Marie-Caroline LucatWith its flat roofing the house has a horizontal line which highlights the shape of the landscape.Save this picture!© Marie-Caroline LucatIts mineral aspect makes it merge with the stony platforms, and, seen from above, the projet « melts » within the landscape.The plan is composed of a very simple rhythm of identical opaque thin « blocks », alterning with large gaps corresponding to the openings of the house.Save this picture!Floor PlanEach block is a « servant » space with attributed functions, and between them are rooms wide opened on the outside.The project is made of two independant buildings (a main house and children’s rooms) connected on the ground level by a large terrace and up, by a light pergola.Save this picture!© Marie-Caroline LucatThe terrace is at the heart of the project. Second open living room, it allows to live outside while being still in the heart of the house. Its decorative shadows, inspired by the site, gives the living space a poetic dimension.Save this picture!© Marie-Caroline LucatThe project’s balance, in a potentially disturbed harmony – thin changes occurring between identity in variety – as its regular intervals and measures are the keys of its unity.Save this picture!© Marie-Caroline LucatProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Short Film Reveals the Lives of Residents in Mies van der Rohe’s Lafayette ParkVideosInstrument Building: an Ancient Craft With a Big FutureMisc Share 2016 Villa Tempérée / ARTELABO Architects: ARTELABO Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Area:  120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” Photographs CopyHouses•Hérault, France “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800406/villa-temperee-artelabo Clipboard ArchDaily Villa Tempérée / ARTELABOSave this projectSaveVilla Tempérée / ARTELABOlast_img read more

Single item online charity auction

A Hull-based charity is running an online auction to raise funds with just one lot. The Sailors’ Families’ Society, a Hull (England) based charity supporting the children of deceased, disabled and disadvantaged seafarers is auctioning a Trinket Box which was donated to the Society by Princess Diana for raising funds. Bids have reached £3000 and over 6000 visits have been made to the Web site so far.Read UK Fundraising’s examples of online fundraising. Advertisement 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. Single item online charity auction Howard Lake | 22 February 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Instant Grant Program

first_img Tagged with: Funding  34 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Not quite the sophistication of microloans organisations like Kiva.org or indeed of the background research into applicants that most grantmaking bodies undertake, but still a pleasing example of what a small group of people can achieve. Instant Grant Program Advertisement  33 total views,  1 views today Howard Lake | 19 September 2008 | Newslast_img read more

Tanzania: Journalist must be freed and given medical care, RSF says

first_imgA few days before his arrest, Kabendera discovered that his phone had been blocked and he was unable to obtain any explanation from the telephone company, RSF has learned. Nine days before his arrest, he co-authored a story about tension within Tanzania’s ruling party and an alleged plot to prevent President John Magufuli from running for a second term. September 11, 2019 – Updated on September 17, 2019 Tanzania: Journalist must be freed and given medical care, RSF says TanzaniaAfrica Condemning abuses ImprisonedJudicial harassment TanzaniaAfrica Condemning abuses ImprisonedJudicial harassment Investigative journalist Erick Kabendera. Crédit : JamiiForums “All this is compounded by the fact that Erick Kabendera has been kept in pre-trial detention despite a considerable decline in his health, so the Tanzanian authorities no longer have any choice: he must be released and given medical treatment without delay.” Tanzanian media unable to cover Covid-19 epidemic Tanzania is ranked 118th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index after falling 47 places since 2016, more than any other country in the world during the same period. November 5, 2020 Find out more to go further News In what condition will Kabendera appear in court tomorrow? Held since 29 July, he is reportedly suffering from respiratory problems and showing signs of paralysis in his legs that is preventing him from walking properly. Several relatives have told RSF they suspect the deterioration in his health is linked to his imprisonment.  November 27, 2020 Find out more A freelancer for respected media outlets such as The Guardian and The East African who specializes in investigative reporting on Tanzania’s politics and economy, Kabendera was originally arrested for questioning about how he had obtained his Tanzanian citizenship. Press freedom has deteriorated steadily since Magufuli became president in 2015. Laws have been passed restricting freedom of expression and information, newspapers have been closed and journalists have often been arrested. In an unusual joint statement about an individual case, the US and British governments called on Tanzania to guarantee due process for Kabendera and criticized the “irregular handling” of his arrest, detention, and indictment. Follow the news on Tanzania News February 4, 2021 Find out more Organisation Reports After several changes in the charges against him in the days that followed, he is now accused of “money laundering, tax evasion and assisting a criminal racket” – charges that do not allow release on bail. Originally set for 19 August, his trial has already been delayed twice because the prosecution said it needed more time to investigate. As the Tanzanian authorities prepare to bring investigative reporter Erick Kabendera before a court in Dar es Salaam tomorrow, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges them to release him and allow him to receive appropriate medical attention without delay. Twitter arbitrarily blocks South African newsweekly and several reporters over Covid vaccine story RSF_en Help by sharing this information After Azory Gwanda, a reporter for The Citizen and Mwananchi newspapers, went missing in November 2017, no serious attempt was made to find him and no serious investigation was ever conducted into disappearance. In June of this year, the foreign minister referred to him as having “died” but later retracted. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News “Arrest by plainclothesmen, three changes to the charges and several trial postponements due to a lack of prosecution evidence – everything suggests that the purpose of these proceedings is to intimidate and silence an investigative reporter critical of Tanzania’s government,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. Receive email alertslast_img read more