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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%...

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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...

Zimbabwe’s looting machine: Cartels, Smugglers, Stealing Country’s Wealth

In early February 2021, South Africa’s  Maverick Citizen published an explosive report,  Cartel Power Dynamics, which dug deeper into...

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...

“Embrace intra-party democracy” – Zambia’s opposition urged.

Zambia prepares to go for General Elections on 12th August 2021 to elect the president, members of the national...

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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...

COVID-19: Africa’s wins and big losses

One year after the first recorded cases of COVID-19 were reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019, the world...

How “fake news” is slowing the fight against Covid-19

The deadly and hidden spread of Covid-19 misinformation on social media has hampered governments’ response to the pandemic across...

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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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