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 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...

Adapting to climate change while combatting COVID-19 in East Africa

The race to contain the COVID-19 pandemic comes against the backdrop of the worldwide need to adapt to climate change, which remains...

Do election queues change election outcomes?

Election-day lines in the Global South are often cast as a gauge of citizens’ commitment to democracy. The European Parliament observer report...

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...

African Youth in Focus: Realizing the African Union’s politics of November

After two decades of an academic and policy focus on the demographic “challenges” prompted by a growing youth population in Africa, young...
Garissa Market in Eastleigh, Kenya/Dan Kori

Desecuritizing Kenya: The Case of Operation Uslama Watch in Eastleigh

Securitization theory has recently been thrown in the limelight with the publication of a controversial academic article, which argues that it is...

Power-sharing and democratization by elections in Kenya

Power-sharing has long attracted attention of scholars studying democratization in Africa. It has been used in various contexts as a mechanism to...

Governance and Public Policy in the Digital Age

The US President announces that he authorised a targeted assassination of a senior Iranian military official. The Iranian Foreign Minister announces that...

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....