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Basotho perceptions of government corruption and poor performance drive decline in popular trust. Read more
Since its democratic revolution in 2010/2011, a number of violent attacks have disrupted Tunisia’s traditional tranquillity. Read more
Au Sénégal, les ressources souterraines récemment découvertes suscitent de l’espoir et des inquiétudes. Read more
Le paysage médiatique guinéen a tardé à se structurer. La libéralisation des ondes n’a eu lieu que récemment et s’est déroulée dans un contexte politique très instable et souvent violent. Read more
Power, not politics: Do Africans with access to the electric grid choose cold drinks, cooled air, and TV over political participation? Read more
Ciclones aumentam os desafios de saúde pública em Moçambique. Read more
AD297: Cyclones add to Mozambique’s public health challenges
Cyclones add to Mozambique’s public health challenges. 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
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
PP56: How free is too free? Across Africa, media freedom is on the defensive
In Africa, as elsewhere, mass media face increasing opportunities and threats. Read more