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...

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...

J.J. Rawlings: A Man For All Seasons?

As Ghana goes to the polls for the 2020 general elections, Ryan Colton looks back at the life and legacy of one...

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,...

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....

The disconnect between Ghanaian parliamentarians and their constituencies

On 7 January 1993, Ghana’s 4th Republic was inaugurated. This new dawn was greeted with enormous expectations for a flourishing democracy which...

Can Ghana’s Electoral Commission compile a “credible” voters’ register?

Ahead of Ghana’s 2020 election, the Electoral Commission (EC) set out to compile a new voters’ register. The EC contends that the existing register has...

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against...

Forty years ago, from 14 to 30 July 1980, delegations from 145 national governments around the globe gathered in Copenhagen for the World Conference...

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...

The political economy of the fight against COVID19 in Africa

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has created worry and heartbreak across the world. The virus has defied the usual modern stereotyping of spreading from...