• Le défi de la liberté d’expression sur internet en Côte d’Ivoire 

    Le défi de la liberté d’expression sur internet en Côte d’Ivoire 1

    Le couperet est enfin tombé. Si dans la perception populaire, les réseaux sociaux étaient des zones de ‘’non-droit’’, une sorte de ‘’no man’s land’’, ‘’une jungle’’ où les citoyens pouvaient s’exprimer sans tenir compte des lois. Il y’a maintenant des garde-fous sur la liberté d’expression sur les réseaux sociaux en Côte d’Ivoire. La condamnation de

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  • The Lies That Bind

    The Lies That Bind0

    The recent revelations about the role played by British spin doctors, Cambridge Analytica, in Uhuru Kenyatta’s campaigns during the last two elections in Kenya have caused a bit of an uproar. Though long rumored -and hotly denied by Jubilee Party mandarins – the confirmation delivered via hidden camera was jarring not only for the extent

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  • Maybe it is Time to Discuss Masculinity With Ugandan Men

    Maybe it is Time to Discuss Masculinity With Ugandan Men0

    It is lunch time my, colleagues and I are having the same argument that has become common talk at this office. This is an argument that has for a while now, popped up whenever I find myself in the company of men discussing Gender Roles. I am always defending my case that is: Ugandan men

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  • Commonwealth Steps Out of Zambia’s Political Dialogue Process

    Commonwealth Steps Out of Zambia’s Political Dialogue Process0

    Commonwealth has stepped out of Zambia’s political dialogue process aimed at addressing the country’s political impasse between the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) and the main opposition party United Party for National Development (UPND). The process has been handed over to local in-country facilitators. In August, 2017 Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland facilitated the release from

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  • Inclusion Matters: Internet Tariffs Too High for Most Malawians

    Inclusion Matters: Internet Tariffs Too High for Most Malawians0

    Those that closely follow Malawi’s telecommunication sector will not be surprised that Malawi has once again scored poorly on international ranking for poor Internet accessibility, given that access to the Internet remains very low in comparison with its regional neighbours—owing it to very expensive data tariffs by telecommunication operators, which are also subjected to punitive

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  • The Mnangagwa’s Unfinished Homework: The Need for a True Public Media

    The Mnangagwa’s Unfinished Homework: The Need for a True Public Media0

    The media comedies of errors by the Mnangagwa’s from the events of the past weeks have been interesting in the so-called ‘new dispensation’.  Since taking over the reins of the state in November last year in James Bond style, with the assistance of the military, Mnangagwa has been on a massive rebranding exercise aimed at

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  • Peaceful Tanzania: Back to the Future?

    Peaceful Tanzania: Back to the Future?0

    “In this great future, you can’t forget your past” – Bob Marley We are told historians cannot predict the future. They can only review the past. And they do so to illuminate the present. So, here I am reading those who can unpack the present and peek at the future of my beloved country. ‘Tanzania: Everyone is scared’ reads

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  • Another march of Christians violently repressed in the DRC

    Another march of Christians violently repressed in the DRC0

    In the past, the greatest enemy of the Congolese people was the fear. Today, we can say that the Congolese population has conquered fear and is now determined to assert its rights. It needed effective leadership to take its destiny. This leadership is now embodied by the Catholic Church. Parishes and places of worship have

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  • Innocent Victim? Not Exactly

    Innocent Victim? Not Exactly0

    The last few weeks have been rather trying for Kenyan media. The government’s criminal overreaction to the mock swearing in of Raila Odinga did not end with the shut down of the three leading television stations for over a week. Even after they were allowed back on air, the Uhuru Kenyatta administration has continued to

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Anthony Masake

Different sides of the same coin. In 2018, someone in Washington DC may, in fact, be more informed about what's happening in Rwanda than a person in Rwanda or Uganda. It's about sources & connections, less about geographical location. @nbstv twitter.com/skaheru/…