They Can Be Nasty, But New Media Platforms Have Become Powerful Across Africa – And The Empire Is Pushing Back

ONLINE platforms have become an important site for political and social engagement. On the one hand they have been praised for their progressive characteristics. This is because they offer great organising potential, enhance political accountability and disrupt old media practices that tend to exclude less powerful voices from important social and political discussions. On the other hand, they have invited …

Dirty Dogs And Filth: Shocking Hate Speech Kicks Up More Trouble In Burundi

Among the targets of violent threats has been former president Domitien Ndayizeye after he spoke out against the ruling party’s youth wing’s call for female opposition supporters to be raped or even killed.