The South Sudan Media Authority has banned at least 20 foreign journalists for what it termed as "unsubstantiated and unrealistic stories."
African governments have transitioned from outright control of freedom of expression to a subtler manipulation of the press.
Media watchdogs are voicing concern about curbs on press freedom.
Oxford Dictionaries declared "post-truth" its word of 2016, thanks in no small part to the rise of Donald Trump to the White House.
'According to BBC, Mutharika recently described the media as "disgusting", saying it was peddling "nonsense and garbage".'
A first for Somalia: New report on the state of media freedom in the country - where journalism can be a death wish
"The authorities, public, and the militants are all hostile to us. We are like fish in poisonous waters, we can be attacked or killed at any time."
East Africans most supportive of free press. And in post-authoritarian African countries, the media shouldn't expect much from the public.
Ironically, last year one of the main TV stations was banned from covering presidential events after it showed the president snoozing in parliament.
Egypt deports jailed Australian reporter Greste after 400 days, fate of other media detainees not clear
The arrest of the reporters prompted a global outcry, with Washington and the United Nations leading calls for their release.
Think your resolution is tough? Just see what some of these countries are up against.