South Africa Unrest: Why Zimbabwe is catching a cold

By Margaret Chinowaita From the time a baby is born in Zimbabwe, most of the goods they will consume...

South Africa Unrest: AU calls for restoration of order

The AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has called for the restoration of order in South Africa following days...

Abiy Ahmed: Prosperity deferred

The National Elections Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) is expected to announce the results of the first set of voting...

Tribute: Kenneth Kaunda, African stateman with a checkered legacy

Kenneth Kaunda will be laid to rest in Lusaka today. His final resting place will be at the presidential...

On Zille’s #StayWoke: Go Broke

Helen Zille’s new book, #StayWoke: Go Broke aims to tell us why “South Africa won’t survive America’s Culture Wars”....

The President’s ‘Kindness’ and Press Freedoms in Tanzania

Tanzanians are “very kind people.” That is the praise bestowed on us by President Samia Suluhu Hassan. She made...

What is happening in the Kingdom of eSwatini?

Over the past few days, the continent’s last absolute monarchy of eSwatini has been rocked by political instability due...

Africa at 58

State of the Continent: ‘Is this the Africa we Want?’

The continent celebrated 58 years since the formation of the Africa Union (formerly Organization of Africa Unity) towards the...

The Menace of Illegal Mining in Ghana

Ebenezer Immanuel Obeng-Akrofi Devoid of any attempt to extenuate the absolute truth, Ghana has woefully failed and has exposed...

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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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