Sierra Leone suspends paper over al-Shabab report

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Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2013 12:00 am

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) - Sierra Leone's media commission has suspended a newspaper for reporting that the Islamic extremist rebels of al-Shabab were planning to attack a main government building.

In a statement Sunday, the Media Commission said the newspaper, Watchman, would be suspended for one month over Friday's front-page report headlined "Al-Shabab to Attack Youyi Building." It said the report created "panic" among employees of ministries housed in the building.

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