PODCAST: Fromagehomme on #DigitalDemocracy in Africa

Professor Nic Cheeseman was interviewed about digital democracy in Africa on the Voice of the Cape radio station in South Africa.

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...

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....

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...

Tanzania – Is parliament waking up?

Michaela Collord investigates recent goings on in Tanzania, and asks whether there is evidence that the legislature is becoming more willing to stand up...

The language of politics in South Africa

Carolyn Holmes tells us about her work exploring how print cultures service different language communities and how they fuel nationalisms that are not synonymous...
The Continent Issue 3

The Continent – brilliant free African journalism

The Continent is a brilliant new venture from Simon Allison and the team at Mail&Guardian. It brings together fantastic writing from African journalists across...

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...

Zimbabwe’s historic elections: a case of leopards not changing their spots

As Zimbabwe's main opposition political party dispute the presidential election result, Cheryl Hendricks argues that it's time for political elites to put the interests...

WATCH! Digital Authoritarianism and How to Resist It

Check out the last show from our sister webinar, the Resistance Bureau. Brilliant speakers talk about the rise of digital authoritarianism and...