By inventing social media (Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter), the idea was to facilitate communication to humanity. Connect people separated by thousands of kilometers, share images and information in the blink of an eye, etc. The benefits of social media are well established. But in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), social networks are used to somethingREAD MORE
Very interesting that the “midnight six” folks who tried to stop Joyce Banda succeed the late Bingu in 2012 are demonstrating for “restoration of justice.” Peter Mutharika, one of the “midnight six” folks spoke of “subversion of justice” in relation to 3rd February court ruling twitter.com/NationOn…
In #Malawi it’s so clear that the political maneuvering in readiness for the fresh elections is for narrow interests of politicians, not broader public interests. The court ruling that annulled the 2019 elections stands in sharp contrast with the corrupt political establishment.
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