Digital media shutdowns in Africa will lead to higher economic costs and greater public outrage.
There may be significant limitations to the political reform that can be realised by new president Samia Suluhu Hassan.
A scathing report commissioned by the Rwandan government says France bears “significant” responsibility for “enabling a foreseeable genocide”. The 600-page report says the French government “did nothing to stop” the massacre of at least 800,000 people.
Nationalisation and liberalisation are false opposites in the ongoing vaccine rollout. Procurement disparities under both regimes show the need to move beyond the classic coordinates of ideology. In our seamless global order, disease outbreaks, displacement and climate change no longer respect race or class, argues Onai Mushava.
The president leaves behind a legacy of extremes, on the one hand, a leader who wanted to create a better country for his people, and on the other, a ruthless authoritarian.
If South Africa is serious about being able to supply anti-pandemic vaccines in future, it needs to rethink the scale of financial, technical and strategic investment into vaccine production.
Never has a political contest in Uganda’s history been so furiously played out in the media space as the 2021 national elections.
New struggles are taking shape across the African continent and in the diaspora. Reminiscent of the 60s, a wave of consciousness has been sweeping across the continent with young people pushing for good governance and respect of fundamental human rights. At the core of the struggles is the desire by young Africans to be heard, respected and included in decisions to shape an inclusive Africa we want.
The story of Nigeria’s #EndSARS movement shows just how durable law enforcement institutions are – and why the road to reform goes straight uphill.