Adapting to climate change while combatting COVID-19 in East Africa

The race to contain the COVID-19 pandemic comes against the backdrop of the worldwide need to adapt to climate change, which remains...

Do election queues change election outcomes?

Election-day lines in the Global South are often cast as a gauge of citizens’ commitment to democracy. The European Parliament observer report...

How AI is transforming Africa’s political landscape

The recent 2020 Government AI Readiness Index posits that, even though Africa is “relatively better prepared - compared to the 2019 index...

African Youth in Focus: Realizing the African Union’s politics of November

After two decades of an academic and policy focus on the demographic “challenges” prompted by a growing youth population in Africa, young...
Garissa Market in Eastleigh, Kenya/Dan Kori

Desecuritizing Kenya: The Case of Operation Uslama Watch in Eastleigh

Securitization theory has recently been thrown in the limelight with the publication of a controversial academic article, which argues that it is...

Power-sharing and democratization by elections in Kenya

Power-sharing has long attracted attention of scholars studying democratization in Africa. It has been used in various contexts as a mechanism to...

Governance and Public Policy in the Digital Age

The US President announces that he authorised a targeted assassination of a senior Iranian military official. The Iranian Foreign Minister announces that...

How to ensure digital access to information in Africa

The right to access information and by extension the right to Internet and Internet-based information is today recognised as key for open...

How fighting fake news hurts free spech

Governments across the world are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside the mountain of related challenges, fake news has become a source...

Facebook’s ongoing scramble for Africa

In 2016, Facebook’s grand project to ‘connect the unconnected’ was banned in India after a year-long national debate led by digital activists....