Closing Spaces Incidents Archive

  • Journalist Kwesi Parker-Wilson was assulted by one of the...

    Incident Date: 29th October, 2018

    While attempting to take a photo of and interview former President John Dramani Mahama during...

  • Police surrounded the residence of Cellou Dalein Diallo

    Incident Date: 30th October, 2018

    Police surrounded the residence of Cellou Dalein Diallo, leader of the Union of Democratic Forces...

  • The Gambia Vice President threatened job termination and replacement...

    Incident Date: 26th September, 2018

    The Vice President held a meeting with Teachers for Change and Network of Mission Teachers...

  • Security forces summoned journalists

    Incident Date: 18th August, 2015

    Security forces summoned journalists who were involved in creation and television broadcast of a video...

  • Managing Editor of the Independent Observer, arrested.

    Incident Date: 17th December, 2017

    Jonathan Leigh, managing editor of the Independent Observer, was arrested on accusations of publishing false information....

  • A Senegalese journalist, Ouleye Mané, detained.

    Incident Date: 16th August, 2017

    A Senegalese journalist, Ouleye Mané, who works for Touba TV, was detained on June 30...

  • Protesters marched in Bissau

    Incident Date: 16th November, 2017

    In response to a protest lead by the Collective of Democratic Political Parties (CPPD), where...

  • Police fired tear gas and used batons against protesters

    Incident Date: 20th October, 2016

    Police fired tear gas at and used batons against protesters who were gathering to march...

  • 24 influential civil society leaders in Niger charged to...

    Incident Date: 17th July, 2018

    24 influential civil society leaders in Niger charged to court for for leading a wave...

  • Police officials in Benin Republic used tear gas against...

    Incident Date: 17th February, 2017

    Police officials in Benin Republic used tear gas to disperse a group of students from...

  • Mali’s Presidential guard assault citizen

    Incident Date: 25th April, 2018

    Some guards of Mali’s President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita,  assaulted Doumba Dambele, a journalist with Kledu...

  • Burkinabe Soldiers detain 74 and possibly kill 2

    Incident Date: 9th June, 2017

    Burkinabe soldiers detained approximately 74 men and severely beat many of them during a cross-border...