When media freedom is simply not enough: Rights, lives, income, and credibility are under threat By Eyram Bashan; veteran Ghanaian journalist with extensive experience in managing legacy and new media. She is the founder of OctoComm Global, a media advocacy and training foundation. Read more
AD295: Are South Africans prepared to confront climate change? As South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal and Eastern Cape provinces began digging out mud and floodwaters, President Cyril Ramaphosa was surely not alone in blaming climate change for last week’s deadly disaster (Times Live, 2019; France24, 2019). Read more
AD296: Police in Zimbabwe: Helping hand or iron fist? In response to public protests against a drastic increase in fuel prices in January 2019, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) were joined by the army in a brutal crackdown that resulted in at least 15 deaths, 340 injured, and more than 1,000 arrests (... Read more
Afrobarometer director elected to National Academy of Sciences Afrobarometer Executive Director E. Gyimah-Boadi has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Read more
In Africa, support for media freedom declines to a minority view, Afrobarometer surveys show Across Africa, popular support for media freedom has dropped to below half of adults, according to new Afrobarometer findings from across the continent. Read more
AD294: Se faire justice soi-même, une solution par défaut à Madagascar? More than one-fourth (26%) of Madagascar citizens say their community experienced an act of mob justice during the past two years. Read more
AD293: For Sudanese, deep economic discontent underpins mass movement for change In Sudan, deep economic discontent underpins mass movement for change. Read more
Sudanese protests align with democratic aspirations and dissatisfactions of the majority Mass protests demanding political change in Sudan are consistent with democratic aspirations and dissatisfactions of a majority of the population, Afrobarometer public-opinion survey findings show. Read more
AD292: Small improvements, not yet a ‘new dawn’: South Africans still see high levels of corruption South Africans still see high levels of corruption, fear retaliation if they report it. Read more
Mounting protests in Sudan highlight the rise of Africa's activist generation By K. Riva Levinson, president and CEO of KRL International LLC, a D.C.-based consultancy that works in the world’s emerging markets, award-winning author of "Choosing the Hero: My Improbable Journey and the Rise of Africa's First Woman... Read more