Coup Season: Which Way Sudan?

By Awuor Alai It is safe to say that it is officially coup season in Africa. It has been,...

Will Samia’s multilateralism affect Tanzania’s domestic politics?

By Muhidin J. Shangwe On 23 September 2021, President Samia Suluhu Hassan made her maiden speech at the 76th...

Kenya: Decolonizing An Historical Accident

By Linda Apollo As Rumi said, “In the beginning I wanted to change the world, but then I realized...

Ebola in Côte d’Ivoire: A False Alarm That Kills The Economy

François M’BRA II On August 14, 2021, Pierre Dimba, the Ivorian Minister of Health and Universal Health Coverage announced...

Kenya Decides 2022: Safeguarding Electoral Integrity in the Digital Age

By Linda Apollo Kenya is less than a year away from the next general elections where voters will decide...

 Will the October elections in Somalia birth a new beginning for Kenya-Somalia Relations?

Linda Apollo Somalia’s leaders have agreed to hold delayed parliamentary and presidential elections by October 10 this year. The...

How Kenya’s Judiciary Fought Back Against Mutilation of the Constitution

African leaders have often used the constitution as an instrument of convenience in meeting their political goals. This has...

International Day of Democracy: A reflection on Africa’s Democracies

By Ebenezer Immanuel Obeng-Akrofi Today, the world marks International Day of Democracy. Thoughts of democracy should ordinarily come with...

When Governments Fail: A Reflection on Recent Coup d’Etats in Africa and Response by Peace Actors

By Ebenezer Immanuel Obeng-Akrofi The close to the consistent judgment of the insurrection in Guinea, followed by the renunciation...

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PODCAST: Digital Taxes and Digital Rights in Africa

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to strain most African economies. As more African countries seek to widen their tax base, the digital world which today hosts a lot of enterprises has become an easy target. More governments are today imposing digital taxes. In this episode, we capture highlights from a...

Podcast: Arrested and Tortured for writing a book featuring Kakwenza Rukirabashaija

Ugandan novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija narrates the harrowing story of how he was arrested and reportedly tortured for writing two novels The Greedy Barbarian and The Banana Republic. He also talks about the role social media played in his release.

PODCAST: How a five day internet shutdown disrupted lives in Uganda

In this episode, I chat with Ruth Aine, a fellow AfricaBlogging author from Uganda discussing the five-day internet blackout in our country that began on the eve of the 2021 general elections. We share our personal experiences and discuss the effects to the economy and free speech in the...

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