The Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) has elected new officers to run its affairs for the next three years.
The president of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Waheed Odusile, was elected president of the federation.
The new officers were elected during FAJ fourth congress held in Abuja from April 29 to 30.
FAJ, a regional association of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), represents 50,000 journalists in Africa.
At least 34 delegates from 22 journalists’ unions and associations in Africa attended the congress to deliberate on issues affecting journalists and the media on the continent.
Nine union representatives were elected to a steering committee, namely Odusile (President), Maria Carvalho from Angola (Vice President), Zeid Debbon (Tunisia), Stephen Bwire (Uganda), Foster Dongozi (Zimbabwe), Ibrahima Ndiaye (Senegal), Alexandre Niyungeko (Burundi), Denis Nkwebo (Cameroon) and Moussa Traore (Cote d’ Ivoire).
Three reserves were elected for the Steering Committee, namely Eduardo Constantino (Mozambique), Abdullai Camara (Liberia) and Franck Kpochere (Benin).