Ghana journalist beaten up
A sports radio journalist from Ghana covering the Africa Cup of Nations was beaten up by Angolan security officers in what was described as a "brutal" attack here on Friday.
The reporter, who was named as Fiifi Tackie, working for private radio station Radio Gold, was set upon by police and security officials after being refused access to a press conference at the team's hotel in the Angolan capital.
One witness, Ghana journalist Franck Abdai, told AFP: "The reporter was denied permission to attend the press conference, and was surrounded by security officers and police and beaten up.
"He was arrested but later released."
Abdai said the Ghana Football Federation had requested tighter security ahead of Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal showdown with hosts Angola.
Ghana radio station Peace FM reported on its website: "The journalist was brutally attacked."