Kidnapping of Hon. Soumaila Cissé, Leader of the Political Opposition in Mali

Since March 2020, Honourable Soumaila Cissé is being held hostage by an armed group, following a targeted kidnapping operation in which one person was killed and many injured among members of his...

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Smart Cities: Africa Climate Change Project

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Africa, in partnership with the Africa Liberal Network and Liberal International, issued a call for proposals for our Africa Climate Change Project in...

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Liberal Perspectives on Climate Justice and Smart Cities

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom's Africa Regional Office together with Liberal International is working on liberal perspectives on Climate Justice and Smart Cities. Although, Africa is...

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Climate change

African Media and Press Freedom in the Time of Covid-19

Journalists indicted that media coverage of Covid-19 is largely concentrated on events, updates and statistics. They said the reportage is driven by information coming from the official channels,...

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"Africa – State Control of Internet and Fake News in Times of Covid-19”

Fake news and disinformation are a growing problem in the digital age. Messenger services and social media make the distribution of such unchecked information, which is often associated with...

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Fake news

Covid-19 – A Curse and an Opportunity for Africa

Authoritarian governments across Africa have used the opportunity offered by the Corona-virus-crisis to strengthen their hold on society. In countries like Guinea, Zimbabwe, Togo, Rwanda and Uganda...

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Results of the Africa Freedom & Covid-19 survey

Support for the anti-virus measures is widespread across Africa, but there are concerns about the safeguarding of freedoms. Africans are sharply divided over government intrusion in economic freedoms...

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Africa Freedom and Covid-19 Survey

‘Democracy Disrupted: Digitalisation and Human Rights’

Ultimately, the question is moot. Digitalisation, which I’m using as a shorthand for the largely unchecked growth of the social media platforms, the vulnerabilities created by a reliance on third...

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Digitalisation and Human Rights

The Impact of Covid-19 on the African Economy

Faced with these serious threats to the sustainability of African economies, the countries have pledged to take up measures of mitigating the impact of the pandemic on their economies particularly...

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Covid-19: A Time for Introspection in Zimbabwe

As of today, my government imposes a 21-day lockdown without the necessary measures in place, at the very least of ensuring that we have water supply. We hear of deaths happening in people’s homes...

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