Are Ugandans being forced off social media?

VIDEO: Are Ugandans being forced off social media?

Following a regional trend, the Ugandan government has moved to clamp down on social media. Al Jazeera has talked to a number of diverse...

How new media platforms have become powerful across Africa

An important site for accountability and representation, or for censorship, fake news and polarisation? George Ogola unpacks how new media platforms have impacted dialogue...

Zimbabwe’s historic elections: a case of leopards not changing their spots

As Zimbabwe's main opposition political party dispute the presidential election result, Cheryl Hendricks argues that it's time for political elites to put the interests...

Uganda – President Museveni and the politics of quick-fix taxation

Uganda's recently enacted, Excise Duty Amendment Act (2018) imposes a range of new tax measures, including a tax on the use of social media....

Tanzania’s latest clampdown takes decades of repression to new lows

Rob Ahearne point to ways in which political space in Tanzania has shrunk to the point where protests are suppressed before they emerge. *** The United...

KENYA: Mass resignation of columnists rocks Daily Nation newspaper

  DiA’s Nic Cheeseman and seven other columnists from Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper today resigned their positions in protest at growing censorship and the silencing...

Cambridge Analytica in Africa: Don’t Believe (All) the Hype

DiA's Nic Cheeseman looks at whether "big data" can swing African elections, and debunks some of the claims made for Cambridge Analytica in a new...

Ethiopia: An endless emergency?

Sam Stratford finds that, despite a change in leadership within the ruling EPRDF, prospects for political reform and democratisation in Ethiopia remain elusive, resulting...

To write or not to write – should this be my...

DiA's Nic Cheeseman discusses global knowledge inequalities, political neutrality and media repression in his latest piece for Kenya's Sunday Nation newspaper, and asks whether he...

Ethiopia: Actions must match reformist rhetoric

On 3 January Ethiopia Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced that the government would release political prisoners and close the notorious Maekelawi prison in a...