EVENT! Decoding #Digital Democracy in Africa round table & launch

DiA is delighted to be partnering with the Digital Civil Society Lab of Stanford University to hold a major event on Decoding...

What Google Search Data can Tell us About COVID-19 in Tanzania

COVID-19 is once again a major concern for Tanzanians. In recent weeks, religious groups have spoken out about the number of priests...

LAUNCH: Decoding #DigitalDemocracy in Africa

It is here! Democracy in Africa is proud to launch a special issue of blogs and analysis on Decoding...

How young, queer Nigerians use Twitter fight homophobia

Nigeria continues to be largely homophobic, mainly as a result of cultural and religious conventions. Negative perceptions of homosexuality led to the...

Why social media activists face an uphill struggle in Zimbabwe

Long considered economically and socially underdeveloped compared with the rest of the world, Africa has in recent years emerged as an important...

Digital technologies and the new public square: revitalising democracy?

Over the past 15+ years, the world has witnessed an astonishing transformation in information and communications technologies (ICTs) across both developed and...

The hidden costs of social media in African elections – the...

Some say social media is killing democracy. But others counter that social media is making politics more inclusive and accountable. What does the evidence...

Fake News in Africa – How Big is the Problem?

How dangerous is fake news in Africa? And how much of it is there? Do people know when they are circulating fake news? And...

How Digital Repression Is Changing African Politics

Africa’s first election of 2021, featuring a presidential race in Uganda between President Yoweri Museveni and opposition leader Bobi Wine, provided a...

How Social Media is Changing Politics in Africa

In our popular Book Club feature, Maggie Dwyer and Thomas Molony reflect on the key lessons of their important new volume on Social Media...