“This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” How I’d turn cheap shares into a lasting income stream Buying cheap shares for a passive income stream may not sound appealing to some investors. For example, they may think that today’s cheap stocks are priced at low levels because of their weak business models or poor financial outlooks.While in some cases that may be true, in others it is far from the case. Some low-priced shares actually offer affordable dividends, growth potential and may contribute to a dependable passive income stream over the long run.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…Identifying high-quality cheap sharesAssessing which cheap shares are high-quality companies may be a prudent first step in creating a long-lasting passive income. But how do we find them? A good starting point to achieve this aim may be a company’s annual report. It provides guidance on the financial position of a business. And it has other facts and figures that may shine a light on the reliability of its dividend. For example, a company that has low debt levels and a dividend covered more than once by net profit may offer a robust passive income outlook.Furthermore, a company’s latest investor updates paint a picture of its overall strategy. This may be especially relevant at the present time, when a number of industries are experiencing major changes. If company management has a flexible strategy that can adapt to what could be a very changeable period in the coming months, it may stand a better chance of delivering improving financial performance. This could mean that it has investment potential versus other cheap shares.Dividend growth potentialAnnual reports and investor updates can provide insight into the dividend growth prospects of cheap shares. For example, a business that pays out a small proportion of profit as a dividend may be able to raise shareholder payouts in future without necessarily increasing profitability. Similarly, a company with a sound strategy that is set to enter a new market may be able to produce improving financial performance that results in strong dividend growth.Dividend growth could become increasingly important in the coming years. The scale of monetary policy stimulus enacted in recent months suggests that a period of higher global inflation would not be a major surprise. As such, cheap shares that can produce dividend growth may become more valuable in the eyes of investors. This may mean they offer capital growth prospects, as well as an attractive passive income outlook.Diversifying to create a passive income streamOf course, some cheap shares could deliver poor returns in the coming years. Even if they have solid financial positions, a competitive advantage and sound dividend prospects, unforeseen events may hold back their financial prospects.As such, it is crucial to diversify across a wide range of businesses. This could lead to less risk, as well as higher returns in the long run. Peter Stephens | Monday, 7th December, 2020 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. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Peter Stephens Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Enter Your Email Address 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.
by David MarshIn-form Welshman Justin Tipuric will have to settle for a spot on the replacements bench on Saturday when Wales travel to Twickenham for their pool A crunch clash with England.Despite strong performances recently, including a colossal display against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium, 26-year-old Tipuric has had to make way in the starting XV as Warren Gatland opts with his tried and tested back row combination of Dan Lydiate, Sam Warburton and Taulupe Faletau.The trio are Wales’ most capped back row trio ever after breaking the record of 19 games set by Dai Morris, Mervyn Davies and John Taylor back in 1973.Those who back Tipuric for a starting role will encourage others to cast their minds back to the 30-3 demolition of England in the 2013 Six Nations. With Lydiate out injured, Gatland shifted his captain Sam Warburton to the blind-side in order to accommodate Tipuric into the team in his preferred position of open-side.It proved to be a masterstroke.Neath-born Tipuric was in truly world class form that day. He out-witted his English back row counterparts up front, and his ability to join in the attacks saw him create both of Alex Cuthbert‘s tries on a day where he could simply do no wrong.Although Gatland’s preferred back row of Lydiate, Warburton and Faletau have more often than not performed consistently well, Tipuric brings excitement and attacking flair to Wales’ back row. Leaving out such a talent from the starting XV must be a tough decision to make.Tipuric is more of an old fashioned rugby player. Among a generation of rugby players who are man mountains with Greek-god like physiques, Tipuric bucks the trend.Physical size is not so important to Tipuric. His strengths are not rugby-league style straight running or bone shattering hits in defence.Instead, Tipuric counts on his astute awareness and an incredible variety of ball skills to make his own impact. Such skills that would not make him look out of place in a starting Welsh XV including legends such as Gareth Edwards, Phil Bennet, Gerald Davies and JPR Williams. All of whom are revered for their artistry with ball in hand.Justin Tipuric dives over for a try against Ireland in the 2015 Six NationsIronically, it is thanks to Tipuric’s style of play that he has been left out of the starting team this Saturday. Justin Tipuric announced himself onto the world stage with a world class performance against England as Wales clinched the 2013 Six Nations title His size, or perhaps lack of, has been a constant snag for Tipuric in his attempts to cement himself a starting spot in the Welsh team.As Gatland looks to go toe to toe with England’s pack, he has been forced to drop the creative Tipuric in favour of the more physical presence that Lydiate provides. Lydiate is a brick wall in defence and will be under the orders of stopping England’s back row attacks in loose play.Gatland could have viewed Tipuric as too lightweight to be given this type of task, and considered Lydiate as a much more suitable candidate to thwart the lambasting runs from the likes of 19-stone powerhouse Billy Vunipola.However, Gatland is blessed with the option of bringing Tipuric into the fray if the game opens up late on.The world’s most capped prop Gethin Jenkins is joined in the front row by Scott Baldwin and the somewhat unproven but promising Tomas Francis. The equally promising Samson Lee has earned himself a place on the bench after recovering in time from injury.Bradley Davies has been preferred to Luke Charteris and Jake Ball in the second row. The Wasps man is a destructive ball carrier and provides a sturdy base for the front row in the scrum.The English scrum has come under some criticism in the last few weeks. They came off second best against France in a warm-up defeat at the Stade de France and were given problems by Fiji on the opening night last Friday.Getting the edge over England up front will be vital if Wales hope to cause an upset and defeat the host nation in their back yard. The encounter up front is set to be a brutal one, and Gatland will need his biggest and most physical men to get the better of the English pack.For this season, he has had no choice but to drop Justin Tipuric for undoubtedly one of the biggest test matches in Welsh rugby history. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Justin Tipuric has been omitted from Wales’ starting XV for their Saturday night showdown with England at Twickenham for their Rugby World Cup pool A fixture Wales: Liam Williams, George North, Scott Williams, Jamie Roberts, Hallam Amos; Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Gethin Jenkins, Scott Baldwin, Tomas Francis, Bradley Davies, Alun Wyn Jones, Dan Lydiate, Sam Warburton C, Taulupe Faletau.Repalcements: Ken Owens, Aaron Jarvis, Samson Lee, Luke Charteris, Justin Tipuric, Lloyd Williams, Rhys Priestland, Alex Cuthbert.
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Sauls, Chief Operating Officer of The Episcopal Church, has announced that Patricia O. Kisare has been named Legislative Representative for International Affairs for both The Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).“We welcome Patricia to this position and also rejoice in our deepening partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America,” Bishop Sauls stated. “Both will further God’s mission in the world.”As Legislative Representative for International Affairs, Kisare will serve jointly on the staffs of both The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations and the ELCA Washington Office, and will be responsible for the federal legislative and policy advocacy of both churches on U.S. foreign policy and international issues, representing the shared positions of the churches to Congress and the Administration; conducting legislative research and analysis; producing legislative correspondence and communications; and building and leading advocacy coalitions.“With the appointment of Patricia Kisare to jointly serve the advocacy offices of the Missionary Society of The Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we are continuing with an important ecumenical milestone in the life of full communion between the two churches,” noted Alexander D. Baumgarten, Episcopal Church Director of Justice and Advocacy Ministries. “Patricia is the second professional to hold this post, and our joint decision to continue in this manner is a testament to the gifts we believe each Church has received from the other in expanding and strengthening our witness in Washington.”“Not only is the ELCA delighted that Patricia Kisare brings to the position an experience and expertise that will undoubtedly contribute to our ministry of advocacy, but her appointment further demonstrates the shared commitment both denominations have for living out our full-communion partnership in ever more concrete ways,” said Stacy Martin, Director of Advocacy for the ELCA. “Patricia’s presence helps to ensure that the mainline Christian voice is one that strives for further coordination and, as such, greater impact.”Kisare’s position within the Missionary Society is as a member of the churchwide Justice and Advocacy Ministries staff. She is based in Washington, DC.She boasts important experience in the legislative field. Most recently served as the Legislative Associate for International Affairs for the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), Washington, DC. Previously she was a Research Assistant for the U.N International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UNICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania.She holds a Master of International Affairs from The Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Millersville University, Millersville, PAKisare began her new position in October. 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Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/155863/the-brown-residence-lakeflato-architects Clipboard The Brown Residence / Lake|Flato ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Brown Residence / Lake|Flato Architects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeLake|Flato ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesScottsdaleHousesUnited StatesPublished on August 08, 2011Cite: “The Brown Residence / Lake|Flato Architects” 08 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily photographs: Artur KhachaturianPhotographs: Artur KhachaturianSave this picture!© Artur KhachaturianRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. The project is located within the industrial area of Moscow. The client requested a multi-functional recreational area for the warm summer season, where he can bring his family, invite business partners, gather a large company or work alone in silence and meditation. Save this picture!© Artur KhachaturianThis location is chosen intentionally, to be distanced from the road and production noise, and to be closer to the forest. The primary objective was to limit the visual contact with the factory and open the views to the natural landscape. The whole shape of the arbor supports this concept, as each of its facades is turned to a particular angle to create the intimate atmosphere inside. Save this picture!© Artur KhachaturianThe basement of the object is a rectangular terrace. The volume of the arbor divides it into three spaces. The first is the open area, facing the factory and organizing the entrance to the pavilion. The center of this space is a tree that shades from the summer sun. The two other spaces are shielded from the factory. One is the covered volume of the arbor, consisting of more and less open areas to create an opportunity for functional separation of the internal space, and the other is the open terrace looking at the forest. Save this picture!© Artur KhachaturianThe slope of the roof is designed to be a continuation of the facade, maintaining the integrity of the volume . The western facade is fractured diagonally to create a milder shape and transition to more of a human scale, as the maximum height mark is four meters from the terrace level. Save this picture!© Artur KhachaturianThe entire volume of the arbor is formed by its structure; there are no hidden substructures. The main building material is natural wood, resistant to Russia’s climate. The facades are made of wooden slats, which are attached to the structure along with polycarbonate. During the day, depending on the movement of the sun, the space is filled with different patterns of light and shadow, as the project was carried out with maximum attention to details and nodes. Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessDiller Scofidio + Renfro’s Winning Proposal for Zaryadye Park: “Wild Urbanism”Competition ResultsAuditorium Center in WU Campus / BUSarchitekturSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/447901/summer-house-khachaturian-architects Clipboard Year: Architects: Khachaturian Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/447901/summer-house-khachaturian-architects Clipboard 2013 Photographs Projects CopyHouses•Moscow, Korea, Republic of Houses “COPY” “COPY” Korea, Republic of Area: 136 m² Area: 136 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013 CopyAbout this officeKhachaturian ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMoscowHousesRussiaPublished on November 18, 2013Cite: “Summer House / Khachaturian Architects” 18 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
2017 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907615/the-lake-house-suyama-peterson-deguchi Clipboard CopyHouses•United States Architects: Suyama Peterson Deguchi Area Area of this architecture project The Lake House / Suyama Peterson DeguchiSave this projectSaveThe Lake House / Suyama Peterson Deguchi Photographs: Kevin ScottStructural Engineer:Gary MackenzieLandscape Architect:Richard HagueInterior Designer:Kylee ShintafferCivil Engineer:Jay DackerEnvelope Consultant:Don DavisGeotech Consultant (Soil Engineer):Mark McGinnisLot Size:15631.0 ft2Design Team:George Suyama, Ric Peterson, Chris Haddad, Alex Rhodes, Greg Gartrell, Davis Hammer, Jessie KingsleyCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kevin ScottRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamText description provided by the architects. The Lake House was conceived as a 21st Century retreat – an escape from expectations of modern life to a lakefront cabin near the city. The site is a narrow plot of land tightly wedged between existing single-family houses. The houses have an imposing presence on the site creating a need for visual privacy.Save this picture!© Kevin ScottThe program allowed the design to be conceptually simplified into three components – a thick wall extruded from the topography, a low horizontal roof, and a volume for sleeping. The site conditions led us to carve multiple indoor/outdoor spaces into the topography – by filling some of the spaces with water we were able to expand the sense of the waterfront deeper into the property. The resulting spaces relieved the pressure for privacy from the waterfront exposure. A low roof provides a horizontal datum; a reference point to the sloping topography and a sense of open privacy from the neighbors.Save this picture!© Kevin ScottSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Kevin ScottProject gallerySee allShow lessHOOP Dance Gathering Place / Brook McIlroySelected ProjectsMoscow Launches New Smart City District as a Living LabArchitecture News Share Save this picture!© Kevin Scott+ 12Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907615/the-lake-house-suyama-peterson-deguchi Clipboard “COPY” Area: 1841 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs ArchDaily Houses “COPY” The Lake House / Suyama Peterson Deguchi United States CopyAbout this officeSuyama Peterson DeguchiOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUnited StatesPublished on December 13, 2018Cite: “The Lake House / Suyama Peterson Deguchi” 13 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 November 2005 | News The Royal Bank of Scotland and Compass Group UK & Ireland have won the 2005 Companies & Communities Awards, hosted by CAF (Charities Aid Foundation). The Awards recognise UK companies that are shaping the future of corporate community investment. The Awards are divided into two categories, Effective Giving which seeks to recognise companies with effective giving programmes, and Innovation which targets companies that have implemented a campaign or project that is particularly innovative, resourceful or original.The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) won the Effective Giving award for its wide-ranging and integrated community investment programme. Among its charitable activities, RBS improves employee personal development by linking its volunteering scheme to the appraisal system. 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The winner of the Innovation award was Compass Group UK & Ireland, the contract catering company. The judges were impressed with the Group’s Junior Chef’s Academy programme which helps young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to gain an insight into the hospitality industry. The 15-week course teaches them about hygiene, nutrition, and health and safety. 2005 Companies & Communities Awards winners announced Tagged with: Awards
Oakland teachers went on strike Feb. 21 in a fight against privatization and for racial justice in Oakland schools. Striking teachers sent messages to parents after two days to report the picket line had over 97 percent teacher participation, with only 3 percent of students attending school. Oakland teachers are strong and united in their strike. Their union, the Oakland Education Association, has four demands: a 12 percent raise over 3 years; smaller class sizes; more counselors and nurses; and a moratorium on neighborhood public school closures. Under a 5-year plan recently unveiled by the Oakland Unified School District and adopted by the school board, 24 neighborhood public schools will be closed or consolidated. Some will be forced to share campuses with charter schools. “This is a racial justice issue,” said OEA president Keith Brown. “We will fight to keep our neighborhood schools open.” The overall student population in Oakland is about 45 percent Latinx students and 26 percent African-American students. (Alameda Magazine, Dec. 4, 2018)Brown noted at a recent press conference that outside consultants are being paid tens of thousands of dollars per month to sell this privatization plan. A typical strike day in Oakland involves picketing at individual schools for several hours in the morning, then meeting at a central rallying point. On the first day of the strike, over 3,000 teachers and supporters marched several blocks from Oscar Grant Plaza in downtown Oakland to the OUSD offices. On the second day after picketing in front of their schools, teachers and supporters met at a park in West Oakland and marched to the office of GO Public Schools. This is an organization that supports and promotes charter schools in Oakland. Thirty percent of Oakland schools are run by charter companies.OEA strike leadership emphasizes that teachers and the Oakland community are fighting to stop the opening of new charter schools at the expense of closing neighborhood public schools.On the weekend of Feb. 23-24, teachers came together at an Art Build to silkscreen signs for the coming week’s picket lines. Teachers, parents and students gathered in the garage of the OEA building for several hours, hand painting banners for various school sites.During the first week of the strike, several schools had no students and were virtually forced to shut down. According to OEA strike organizers, the school district was not prepared for the overwhelming student, parent and community support for the strike. OEA teachers hoped for even stronger picket lines the week of Feb. 25.Community members are urged to join the picket line at any school to support the strike. Organizations and individuals can “adopt” a school and bring food to striking teachers. For more information and a site map of Oakland schools, go to the Oakland Education Association website, oaklandea.org, and/or www.facebook.com/OaklandEA/.Judy Greenspan is a striking Oakland teacher. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook Twitter Indiana Farmer on a Mission at Commodity Classic Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farmer on a Mission at Commodity Classic By Andy Eubank – Feb 26, 2015 SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Indiana farmers at ClassicThe 20th Commodity Classic is underway returning to Phoenix where the first was held. Many of the nation’s corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum growers are here for the nice weather, but more importantly they’re looking for ways to improve their operations. Lafayette’s Alan Kemper is even learning more about a crop he has never raised.“The Classic gives you diversity of agricultural products and organizations. I’ve actually been sitting in the sorghum general session learning what their issues are, how genetics are affecting them and about their worldwide base. Exports to China are becoming huge for them so that helps take some of pressure and some of the acres away from corn and soybeans.Kemper said there could be a future for sorghum in the Hoosier state.“You see some sorghum and milo being raised in some of the southern Indiana areas more for niche markets, but for a lot of us producers we’re just always trying to keep our eyes open.”He also said he is on a mission at Commodity Classic to find ways to tighten input costs as much as he can, given the current state of corn and soybean prices.“It’s the old adage we’re sharpening our pencils extremely well. We look for wherever we can bring down fuel costs, seed costs, bring down chemicals, maybe we can avoid one extra rate of chemicals is huge to us. So we’re fine tuning. I think all the operators that will be survivors of these couple years that we’re into will be doing that.”In light of current prices, Kemper is making adjustments to his usual corn-soybean mix this growing season.“I think that we’re looking at the risk and particularly with the markets up a little bit on the soybeans. There’s a lot less risk by planting more soybean acres, at least on our farming operation. We’re normally a 50/50 mix of corn and soybeans in the Lafayette area, and on our farm this year we’re probably going to be 60 percent on soybeans just to minimize some of the risk.”Tipton County farmer John Hussey is a Commodity Classic regular who attends as many of the What’s New sessions as he can.“We were just in a session on tire pressure and we’re going to follow up on that in the trade show. Less tire pressure, less compaction,” he learned.Hussy told HAT his usual 50/50 corn-soybean rotation will stay intact this year. Hear more in the HAT interview:John Hussey at Classic Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleFARMLAND Documentary Now On Sale at Wal-Mart Andy Eubank
News March 18, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Security forces hound journalists who cover their abuses SudanAfrica to go further Follow the news on Sudan Reporters Without Borders condemns a campaign of harassment that Sudan’s security forces are waging against journalists in an attempt to silence media criticism. At their request, the attorney general questioned three journalists who drew attention to their mistreatment of human rights activists, including cases of rape.“The collusion between the attorney general’s office and the security forces is unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “What gives them the right to dictate to the judicial authorities the investigations they should conduct? This is yet another example of a determination to gag the press and curb free expression. Nothing should be allowed to prevent the media from covering human rights violations in Sudan, which continue to be extremely worrying.”The three journalists and human rights activists who were questioned by the attorney general are Faisal Salih, Amal Habbani and Faiz Alselaik. They were interrogated about their coverage of rape allegations by women activists. After one of the victims, Safia Ishag, gave a detailed account of being gang raped by three members of the security forces, several journalists took up their cause and called for a judicial investigation. The security forces responded by accusing them of spreading false information and pressured the attorney general’s office to sanction them.The United Nations independent expert on human rights in Sudan accused the authorities on 14 March of violating fundamental freedoms, including free expression, while Human Rights Watch accused the authorities of systematic repression as well as mistreatment and sometimes torture of detainees.Reporters Without Borders has repeatedly condemned the conditions in which journalists are detained in Sudan and drew attention to the fact that employees of the newspapers Rai-al-Shaab and Al-Midan and other media personnel arrested in February were being tortured.Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that the three journalists with the opposition weekly Al-Midan still being held in Khartoum – Mohamed Aldirderi, Samir Salaheldin and Abdelazeem Albadawi – were finally released on 14 March after a month and a half in detention. More information about their case . March 29, 2020 Find out more News News Receive email alerts Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information RSF_en April 6, 2020 Find out more SudanAfrica Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent April 10, 2020 Find out more News Organisation Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal