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...

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...

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...

International anti-corruption: On the front page vs. under the radar

Anti-corruption will make international headlines in 2021, not just with the odd scandal but also due to the UN General Assembly convening...

What Google Trends Data can Tell Us About the Tanzanian Election

Over the last 5 years, Tanzania has seen a steady increase in authoritarian practices. This trend reached its climax in the recent...

What’s next for Zanzibar after flawed polls and repression?

As I write, Zanzibaris have gone to the polls, ballots have been counted, and implausible results have been announced from Wednesday’s election....

How history shows us that accountability is key to succesful development...

One of the greatest single development projects ever undertaken in Africa turned into one of the greatest failures and biggest financial scandals...

Next Resistance Bureau show on Tanzania, 2 Sept!

Resisting Repression in Tanzania - Wednesday, September 2 11AM New York / 3PM Dakar / 4PM London and...

Watch the first show of the Resistance Bureau now!

The launch event of the Resistance Bureau has been making headlines around the world. You can now watch the video on Facebook as Bobi Wine,...

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...