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....

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...

The Colonial Roots of the Mugabe and Mnangagwa Governments in Zimbabwe

The hashtag #ZimbabweanLivesMatter has been trending online.  The digital movement is a response to efforts by Zimbabwe’s government under the leadership of...

Corporate Complicity in Human Rights Violations in Zimbabwe

In recent months, Zimbabwe has attracted global attention due to increased reports of human rights violations. These increased abuses have seen the...

Watch the #ZimbabweanLivesMatter Resistance Bureau show!

Our sister discussion space and podcast, the Resistance Bureau, just had one of its best ever shows. Thandekile Moyo, Alex Magaisa, Jestina...

#ZimbabweanLivesMatter. 19 Aug. Join the show!

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

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...

Resistance Bureau! Next live show 22 July! Sign up!

As the terrible abduction of journalist Hopewell Chin'ono in Zimbabwe demonstrates, free speech and civil liberties are under threat in Africa during the pandemic. The...