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Why Tunisians are still out on the streets -- a decade after the 'Dignity Revolution'

Why Tunisians are still out on the stree…

Mar 02, 2021

It has been 10 years since nation-wide protests in Tunisia led to the ousting of Tunisian Presiden...

Why being endowed with oil is not always a boon: the case of Nigeria and Angola

Why being endowed with oil is not always…

Feb 22, 2021

In countries with weak governance institutions, natural resource wealth tends to be a curse instead ...

What Tanzania's COVID-19 vaccine reluctance means for its citizens and the world

What Tanzania's COVID-19 vaccine relucta…

Feb 16, 2021

Tanzania’s health minister said earlier this month that the country has no plans to procure COVID-...

Ethiopia's next poll could be more competitive. But big challenges remain

Ethiopia's next poll could be more compe…

Feb 13, 2021

Ethiopia is set to hold general elections for members of the federal parliament and regional council...

Results from Novavax vaccine trials in the UK and South Africa differ: why, and does it matter?

Results from Novavax vaccine trials in t…

Feb 03, 2021

To fast track the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a broad range of candidate COVID-19 vaccines ar...

President Mnangagwa claimed Zimbabwe was open for business. What's gone wrong

President Mnangagwa claimed Zimbabwe was…

Feb 01, 2021

In November 2017 Zimbabwe’s military replaced Robert Mugabe as head of state with his long-time co...

Attacks at sea aren't all linked to piracy. Why it's important to unpick what's what

Attacks at sea aren't all linked to pira…

Jan 28, 2021

Pirate attacks against merchant ships off the African coast have been reported regularly over the pa...

Why the Indian Ocean is spawning strong and deadly tropical cyclones

Why the Indian Ocean is spawning strong …

Jan 26, 2021

The Indian Ocean has made its mark on the global news cycle this year. In March, tropical cyclone Id...

Why Uganda's ban on open-air campaigns could tilt the 2021 poll in Museveni's favour

Why Uganda's ban on open-air campaigns c…

Jan 14, 2021

Uganda is going to conduct its first digital and mass media campaigns ahead of its 2021 general elec...

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Facebook User Base Hit 2.8 Billion in 2020, Revenues Jumped by 20% YoY

Feb 18, 2021

Facebook User Base Hit 2.8 Billion in 2020, Revenues Jumped by 20% YoY

Social media platforms have played a huge role in communication during the pandemic, with billions of people using them ...

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