How fighting fake news hurts free speech

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

Talkin’ ’bout a constitution: the document that is shaping Egypt’s struggle

In this article, Clément Steuer explores the role of the constitution in Egypt's conflicts. He argues that the opposing sides differ on which collective of...

How to undermine democracy – lessons from Egypt

In this bimonthly column for the Daily Nation, our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman analyses how democracy was undermined in Egypt and, in doing so, looks...

Parliaments: freedom’s friend or foe?

In recent years, numerous legislatures across Africa have attacked the very freedoms that we hoped they would defend. What motivates anti-democratic in these institutions?...
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Another war in the Horn? Rising tension at the Ethiopia-Sudan border

Could the Horn of Africa be set for another war? The prospects for a fresh conflict are certainly...

Women politicians in Africa face huge odds but can make a...

Africa sees some of the highest rates of female political participation in the world in countries like Rwanda, but also some of the lowest...

Should the Arab Spring Become a Turkish Summer?

In the wake of the Arab Spring, there has been an avalanche of analysis trying to delineate what its causes were and its consequences...

The Impact of COVID19 on Food Security in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all sectors of economies globally. Here in Africa, the crisis has drastically impacted food security. Supply chains, food and...

Ballot and beyond: reflections on Egypt’s elections

In the last few weeks, the future of Egypt's democracy has hung in the balance, amidst fierce political and legal battles at the ballot...

#Book Club: Repression, Polarization, and the Arab Spring 10 Years On

In December 2010, protests that would serve as the catalyst for the Arab Spring uprisings began in Sidi Bou Zid, a small...