LIVE SHOW: Democratic Decline West Africa

The next show of our amazing sister podcast/discussion space the Resistance Bureau is on Resisting Democratic Decline in West Africa, with an...

TODAY! African Perspectives on the crisis of democracy in America

Monday, October 26th 11am New York - 3pm Dakar/London - 4pm Kinshasa/Paris - 5pm Cape Town - 6pm Nairobi

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...

How fighting fake news hurts free spech

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

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 hidden positive trend in Nigerian politics

It is easy to be cynical about African politics, especially in Nigeria. Pointing out the glaring shortcomings in each election promotes a...

Major Event on Promoting Women and Youth Political Participation and Representation!

We at Democracy in Africa are delighted to be teaming up with the Winihin Jemide Series to host a special event on...

WEBINAR: Africa’s New Leaders – Malawi, Nigeria, Zimbabwe – 13 August!

Malawi - Nigeria - Zimbabwe August 13 10AM Washington, 3 PM Abuja/London and 4 PM Berlin/Harare/Lilongwe. Africa’s “old men” are slowly, but surely, being replaced. For the...

Why some Anti-Corruption Campaigns do More Harm than Good

Donors and civil society groups spend tens of millions of dollars every year trying to combat corruption. They do it because corruption has been...