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Cambridge Analytica – the disbanded data analytics company that allegedly used its software to create and disseminate hateful and inciting messages – in relation to Trump and Brexit, the company also played a nefarious role disseminating fake news in Africa.  In Nigeria, it tried to influence the 2015 election

Misinformation is rife, but it’s nothing new, writes Nanjala Nyabola.

Many Nigerians saw the 2019 elections as another step toward better governance. For now, they wait in uncertainty. ...

In Zimbabwe, a deteriorating economic situation, coupled with renewed repression, is tempting ordinary citizens to think...

Here today, here tomorrow - Nanjala Nyabola questions Cameroon's never-ending presidential terms.

Vanessa Baird analyses how the Global South is affected by the current trade turmoil – and old patterns of...

Is aid just an extension of colonial economics? Or a lifeline for imperfect but necessary support systems?...

In Nigeria pressure on natural resources driven by climate stress, alongside government. The link must be broken with Religion and climate change

In rural Nigeria, religious leaders think sinful behaviour is to blame for climate change, writes Adesuwa Ero....

Cairo’s garbage problems are often solved by the Zabaleen community

Attempts to solve Cairo’s garbage problems come up against a community whose livelihoods depend on refuse. Hisham...

The tragic, heroic story of Congo’s first prime minister. By ILYA.

The powerful shackdweller’s social movement is mobilizing against assassinations in South Africa. Richard ...

How did we get to the point where two African countries are trying to shut down our aid funded schools? Nick Dearden...

These latest announcements look like a modern-day scramble for Africa, Kate Osamor writes.

Guns will only take you so far in the fight against the jihadist rebels, Hazel Healy discovers.

A youth is escorted by Kenyan police officers as dozens of houses are being demolished to make way for a new road in the Kibera slum in Nairobi.

Nanjala Nyabola on Kenya’s embrace of the Chinese development model.

Botswana

Wame Molefhe profiles Botswana, where prosperity has morphed into corruption and...

Global South workers in the digital platform-enabled gig economy are beginning to organize. Alex J. Wood...

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