The fourth quarter of 2022 (October-December) recorded 21 freedom of expression (FOE) violations, the least number recorded in the year. The figure is 55 per cent (55%) lower than that of the preceding quarter (July to September 2022) which stood at 46. The first (January-March) and second (April-June) quarters recorded 34 and 42 respectively.
Nigeria recorded the most violations (7), followed by Senegal (4 violations). Burkina Faso recorded three (3) violations, while Mali follows with two (2) violations. Guinea-Bissau, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia and Benin recorded one (1) violation each for this quarter.