Chicago Tribune reporter held in Sudan
Reporters Without Borders is urging the release of Chicago Tribune reporter Paul Salopek, along with his driver Suleiman Abakar Moussa and his interpreter, Abdulraman Anu, who are both Chadians. According to RWB, they have been "held since 6 August in Al Fashir, the capital of the western state of North Darfur," and "have just been charged with spying and entering Sudan illegally." RWB believes the accusations are intended to dissuade foreign journalists from covering events there. Prior to his arrest, Salopek was working on a report about the Sahel region for National Geographic magazine.