Elections

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Internet back on in Uganda as Museveni is declared elections winner

After 5 days of no internet access since the eve of elections, Uganda's government has announced that they have switched the internet back on after the incumbent Yoweri Museveni was announced as the winner. However, social media access appears to still be a problem.

South Africa will be tracking social media fake news ahead of the 2019 elections

Google is set tho help South Africa track down social media predators ahead of the 2019 elections.

Blockchain technology could actually make Internet voting security worse

The stability and integrity of democratic society are too important to be relegated to inherently flawed computer systems that are vulnerable to malfunctions and malicious attacks.

How data miners can influence a voter’s behaviour

While canvasing tactics such as door-to-door visits and phone calls may have been effective in the past, technology has emerged as the new medium in which to influence voter behaviour.

Mali's Internet shutdown on the eve of elections

On the eve of the presidential run-off elections on 11 August 2018, authorities in Mali went ahead to restrict Internet access in the country. The Internet shutdown has been confirmed by on the ground reports from people in Bamako and Gao Internet users living in Bamako or Gao. Mali is

Security vulnerability concerns over the DRC's electronic voting machines

There are growing concerns about the use of South Korean manufactured, by the technology company Miru Systems Co., electronic voting machines in the Democratic Republic of Congo's upcoming 2018 general elections. Apart from their vulnerability to hacking, there is a possibility that the QR codes used by the electronic voting

How Afrika tweets during elections

The latest "How Africa Tweets 2018" report by Portland, an international strategic communications agency, has revealed that during elections in Afrikan countries, over 50% of those tweeting about them are from outside the country where elections are taking place. The report, which is in its 4th edition, analyzed