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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...

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....

Magufuli

Tribute: What did Magufuli do?

Tanzania’s former President John Pombe Magufuli last week became the first leader of the East African country to die...

Media integrity in covering South Africa’s lockdown protests

Nobody will be surprised to read that journalism leans toward sensationalism in terms of topics chosen for coverage, how...

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...

Democracy in Africa: a reflection on Uganda’s electoral process

By Joan Atuhaire On 14th January 2021, Ugandans will go to the polls to elect a president to lead...

Theft In A Pandemic: Public Healthcare In Kenya Grinding Towards A Halt As New Scandal On PPE Procurement Comes To Fore

Health workers in Kenya have started industrial action in several parts of the country leaving the public vulnerable as...

Press Freedom In Tanzania Threatened With Restrictions On COVID-19 Reporting

Press freedoms in Tanzania have been consistently dwindling since the reign of President Magufuli began in 2015. The country...

Press Freedom: Zambia Shuts Down TV For Refusing To Air COVID-19 Ads

Whilst a majority of countries are implementing lockdowns to slow the spread COVID-19, Zambia has refused to lock down...

Uganda Moves to Double Down on Repressive Social Media Tax

As I strolled down the winding campus streets of Makerere University on a calm evening, I met an acquaintance....

Should The Zambian Government Continue Owning Newspapers?

 The Zambian government has announced plans to create a consolidated media and newspaper publishing company under the Industrial Development...

Africa Blogging Revamped in Addis

Contributors of the #AfricaBlogging platform gathered in a three-day annual conference in Addis-Ababa, the Ethiopian capital. The sessions held...

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