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The hidden costs of social media use in elections: A Ghana case study
The hidden costs of social media use in elections: A Ghana case study
Social media is becoming increasingly central to election campaigns around the world. In the process, it is transforming politics in a number of ways. Unsurprisingly, journalists...
Border closure has mixed impact for Nigeria's economy
Border closure has mixed impact for Nigeria's economy
Two months ago, Nigeria slapped restrictions on cross-border trade with its neighbours, but there are mixed signals as to whether the controversial...
New walls in cyberspace: Internet shutdowns and authoritarianism in Africa
New walls in cyberspace: Internet shutdowns and authoritarianism in Africa
Although the Berlin Wall was toppled 30 years ago, new walls have continued to crop up around the world — virtual ones that block or limit...
Fresh vigilance is needed to protect media freedom across Africa
Fresh vigilance is needed to protect media freedom across Africa
One of the least enviable tasks of journalists in the US must be reporting on how the public trusts their work less and less. A 2018 study found that only about four in ten Americans...
Explainer: Tracing the history of Sudan’s Janjaweed militia
Explainer: Tracing the history of Sudan’s Janjaweed militia
Former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir was finally removed from...
Tensions flare near Chad’s precarious northern border
Tensions flare near Chad’s precarious northern border
Tensions are escalating in northern Chad’s Tibesti region, on the country’s border with Libya and Niger. An influx of outsiders attracted by...
Algeria, Sudan and the danger of presidents-for-life
Algeria, Sudan and the danger of presidents-for-life
Algeria and Sudan are engulfed by protests against leaders who have overstayed their welcome. Their stories are vital and need to be told, but we...
In Zambia, freedom of expression is not freedom to incite violence
In Zambia, freedom of expression is not freedom to incite violence
The recent unspeakable tragedy that took place in Christchurch, New Zealand has raised urgent new questions about the balance between freedom of...
Dictator brought to justice
Dictator brought to justice
THE TRIAL OF HISSÈNE HABRÉ by Celeste Hicks (Zed Books, London)
What's behind the return of Boko Haram?
What's behind the return of Boko Haram?
Nigeria's Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram affiliated to the Islamic State militant group, has intensified...
IMF to Africa: Put away the credit cards
IMF to Africa: Put away the credit cards
First, the good news: there has been a modest increase in economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the International Monetary Fund’s...
Chad’s strongman gets even stronger
Chad’s strongman gets even stronger
Chadian lawmakers on Monday April 30 passed a controversial change to the country’s Constitution, which bolsters President Idriss Deby’s powers...

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