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...

A response to Nic Cheeseman on authoritarian aid

Nic Cheeseman has written an interesting article about the current crisis in Ethiopia and its implications for development funding. It contains some...

Authoritarian Aid: A reply to Prof. Cheeseman

In “The Conflict in Ethiopia Calls into Question Authoritarian Aid”, Professor Nic Cheeseman makes a case for recalibration of international aid models...

The Conflict in Ethiopia Calls Into Question Authoritarian Aid

The conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region is a tragedy for the citizens caught up in the fighting. It also threatens to...
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The Battle of Mekelle and Its Implications for Ethiopia

On November 28, Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed congratulated the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) for seizing control of Mekelle, the capital...

Ethiopia’s Civil Conflict Won’t Heal Easily

“Pray for us and tell the world that this guy is bombing us.” My friend Mubarak’s What’s App...

Why Silicon Valley needs to be more responsible in Africa

In November 2019, dazzled by the promises of fintech (finance/technology) and digital technologies for 1 billion Africans, Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter,...

What we do (not) know about Internet shutdowns in Africa

Internet shutdowns in Africa have become the new normal. In 2019, at least 10 African countries blocked access to the internet, constituting...

Social media, the Diaspora, and the Politics of Ethnicity in Ethiopia

On Monday 29 June I noticed my social media feeds become overwhelmed with posts about the sudden death of Hachalu Hundessa, an...

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...