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 to ensure digital access to information in Africa

The right to access information and by extension the right to Internet and Internet-based information is today recognised as key for open...

New RB Show: Resisting the Patriarchy! Sign up now!

Wednesday, 23 September 2020 11AM New York / 3PM Dakar / 4PM London and Lagos / 5PM Paris and Cape...

Patterns of Genocidal Rape in South Sudan

South Sudan has been at war since December 2013. Multiple peace agreements have been signed between Juba and the rebels since, and...

PRESS RELEASE: How to hold elections democratically and safely during COVID19

Governments should consider innovative measures to safeguard democratic elections from the risks associated with COVID-19, says a new briefing published by the...

#ZimbabweanLivesMatter. 19 Aug. Join the show!

Join us for the next Resistance Bureau show #ZimbabweanLivesMatter Wednesday - August 19 11am New...

State of democracy in Africa: changing leaders doesn’t change politics

For the last few years the African political landscape has been dominated by high profile changes of leaders and governments. In Angola (2017), Ethiopia...

Introducing The Resistance Bureau!

Democracy in Africa is excited and proud to be part of an exciting new podcast designed to generate robust discussion on some of the most...

Abductions, Brutality, and Demolitions: When the State becomes more harmful than...

Are repressive governments more threatening to their citizens than COVID-19? Simbabrashe Gukurume, in this incisive article shows how Zimbabweans are more likely to be...

Why Africa’s journalists aren’t doing a good job on COVID-19

How should journalists in Africa cover COVID-19 and can they use their agency to shape government responds to the pandemic? George Ogola explains why...