Mohamed Keita is advocacy coordinator for CPJ's Africa Program. Keita has written about independent journalism and development in sub-Saharan Africa for publications including The New York Times and Africa Review, and has appeared on NPR, the BBC, Al-Jazeera, and Radio France Internationale. Keita has also given presentations on press freedom at the World Bank, U.S. State Department, and universities. Follow him on Twitter: @africamedia_CPJ.
Just over 55 years ago, on New Year's Eve 1957, trailblazing
South African journalist Henry Nxumalo was murdered while investigating
suspicious deaths at an abortion clinic in Sophiatown, a suburb west of