Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

BUSINESS DAILY

President Trump pulls US out of TPP trade deal

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Donald Trump is rolling back the clock on diversity in the cabinet'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Did France's left inflate turnout figures in round one of the primary?

Read more

ACROSS AFRICA

Dozens killed in attack on military camp in Mali

Read more

THE DEBATE

Splintered left: French Socialists divided ahead of primary run-off (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Splintered left: Are Europe's Social Democrats obsolete? (part 2)

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Gambia: New president says Jammeh has agreed to cede power

Read more

ACROSS AFRICA

France finally grants citizenship to Senegalese veterans

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

Pollution threatens island paradise of Mauritius, and one Cameroonian expat's quest to bring safe drinking water to his country

Read more

RFI journalist Moussa Kaka provisionally freed from prison

Latest update : 2008-10-08

Moussa Kaka, a correspondent for Radio France Internationale held in prison in Niger for the past year, has been released pending trial. FRANCE 24 spoke to him shortly after his release.

Moussa Kaka, correspondent for Radio France Internationale in Niger, has been provisionally released from the Nigerien prison where he had been detained for over a year.

He was accused of having ties with Tuareg rebels and “plotting against the government”. The French RFI says that his contacts with dissident forces were neutral and strictly journalistic, and he is widely supported by fellow journalists.

FRANCE 24 spoke to Kaka after his liberation. "I am feeling fine after one year and 17 days of incarceration. I am at home in Niamey".

Marches in his name were held in Paris on Sept. 20 and elsewhere, which he said played an importaNt role in his liberation. "International mobilisation was very important and did very much to contribute to my temporary liberation".

“I know I am innocent and all their accusations are false”,  Kaka told FRANCE 24.

Christine Ockrent, director-general of RFI, said: "We pleaded for a gesture of understanding and cooperation. We still hope that this gesture from the head of state of Niger will follow through, so that our joy and Moussa's will be complete while respecting the law."

Date created : 2008-10-07

COMMENT(S)