Zimbabwean Women ponder the possibility of a Second woman Vice President

By Margaret Chinowaita Zimbabwe’s Vice President Position fell vacant following the disgraceful fall of the incumbent Kembo Mohadi after...

Côte d’Ivoire: Return of The Opposition

Have ten years of boycott ruined or exhausted the opposition in Côte d’Ivoire? It depends. It is clear that...

Fix The Country: Ghanaians Protest Online for Better Governance

By Ebenezer Immanuel Obeng-Akrofi Over the years, if there is anything that history has taught men about governance it...

Kenya’s satire is under threat

Kenyans have long challenged power by laughing. But the Kenyan government has started cracking down on humour. “At a...

Mozambique’s ‘blood gas’ another resource curse for Africa?

The Northern part of Mozambique province of Cabo Delgado has since October 2017 faced insurgency from alleged  Islamist Ansar...

Pens of Pain: Reflections of African journalists living in exile

When the phrase “journalists in exile” is mentioned, many tend to think that it’s a thing of the past....

Tigray-Crisis

What is happening in Ethiopia’s Tigray region?

That is a question many have been asking since November 2020. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered a military offensive...

Zero-pass rates: Zimbabwe ticking time bomb

Paidamoyo Muzulu The decades-long underfunding of Zimbabwe education system effects revealed themselves when the country recorded a massive 9%...

BBI-Kenya

Kenya’s proposed constitutional changes: For the people or for politicians?

By Linda Apollo Kenya is attempting to amend its 2010 constitution through a process that has been dubbed ‘the...

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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...

The Role of Social Media in the 2021 Ugandan Elections featuring Songa Stone

The proliferation of smartphone devices has led to more meaningful access to the internet as more Ugandans are using the internet to politically organise, speak truth to power. In this episode, we chat with Songa Stone about the role social media is playing in the 2021 upcoming general elections...

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