Central African Republic

Elisabeth Olofio

22 June 2014


The female journalist who worked for Bé–Oko, a community radio station based in the central Bambari region, died of the wounds she sustained in an attack by the Seleka rebels.

According to independent sources and the Union des Journalistes de l’Afrique Centrale ( USYPAC), Elisabeth Olofio was badly beaten by the Seleka rebels when they raided the radio station on 6 January. She was hit on the head and at the back, leaving her seriously injured.

She never fully recovered and passed away from her injuries.