Anyone who cares about civil society, free speech, and human rights should find the state’s digital silencing of its citizens deeply troubling.
Western tech companies in Africa often claim to be "social entrepreneurs." But do their models reduce or contribute to inequality?
Facebook and its “family” of services are a one-way street towards greater integration, data exploitation, and erosions of privacy by an increasingly monopolistic company.
Today's social movements rely on tech collectives to organize safely. But few know the history of other technologies used by earlier liberation movements.
Tracing the digital contours of the settler colony helps us understand how old inequalities will shape a future with artificial intelligence.
Philanthrocapitalists are driving massively profitable schemes dressed up as eco-friendly, pro-poor solutions to climate disaster.
During the COVID-19 pandemic many people who work online were able to set up shop in lands far away from their pre-pandemic homes. But, for whom is the digital nomad lifestyle?
The current political conflict, now a civil war, in Ethiopia partly has its roots in disagreement among elites on how to narrativize Ethiopian history.
The coverage of African women in the mainstream media continues to be lacking and often times problematic. The website, African Feminism, wants to change that.
What might the fascination in displaying and seeing the body of “the criminal” tell us about South Africa today?
A resurgent conspiracy theory that Nelson Mandela died in 1985 reveals the growing hopelessness in South Africa that rampant inequality is irreversible.
While Sisulu's political career is less celebrated than Nelson Mandela, it was as remarkable.
One African feminist's view on how social media clout chasing has stalled progressive politics.
What social media activism gets wrong about the #SudanUprising: Sometimes it may be appropriate to leave the hashtags alone and say nothing.
A guide on how to support the uprising in Sudan.
Is Africa following China into a techno-dystopian future?
Despite consistent and protracted attempts by government to repress access to social media and freedom of expression, citizen's voices are being heard over the internet in Cameroon.
A study of Reuters suggests news media is not a simple mirror to the world: News content is a crafted, cultural product.
If media claims to be a tool for deepening democracy and development in Africa, why is it necessary for protesters to resort to burning and barricading?