Zimbabwe transport woes: Women endangered by private cars

By Margaret Chinowaita Since the first national lockdown in April 2020, Zimbabwean commuters in urban areas have faced teething...

Pandora Papers and the Kenyan Media

By Linda Apollo Reporting on the Pandora Papers leak has robbed the country of the opportunity to use the...

A Continental Pop Music Award Nomination is Exposing Political Cracks Yet to be Filled In the Aftermath of Zambian Elections

Since Zambians voted out the Patriotic Front on the 12th of August 2021, the country has remained divided into...

Zimbambwe: Mnangagwa Acquiring More Public Debt to Fund His Second-Term Bid

By Paidamoyo Muzulu Winning or losing an election is generally a referendum on the economy by citizens. More often...

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Kenya Decides 2022: Regulating Use of Personal Data Ahead of Polls

By Linda Apollo The Data Protection Act needs to be fully operationalized as Kenya heads into the 2022 election...

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...

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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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