Politics

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#UgandaDecides amidst failing biometric machines and an internet shutdown

Amidst a total internet shutdown which is being blamed for failing biometric identity verification machines, Ugandans turned out for voting in large numbers.

Some African countries are impeding the African Union’s quest for financial autonomy

Given the current challenges, the African Union will have to change its approach in at least one of three regards: budget size, donor dependency, and culture of consensus.

Memes are helping people in the Democratic Republic of Congo to laugh at those in power

As the technology used to access and create internet content becomes increasingly available to Congolese people, locally produced content will inevitably continue to multiply and interact with global trends as well as to critique the wider political sphere.

Digital evidence of #EndSARS army shooting will make impunity hard for Nigeria's government

It’s relatively common for armed forces to open fire on peaceful protesters in Nigeria. Previously, the government would control the flow of information and as a result, the popular narrative. This time, they can't.

#EndPoliceBrutalityInNigeria protests are unlikely to end soon

The #EndSars protests in Nigeria have so far grown in influence despite the presidential order to dissolve the unit. For a good number of reasons, the protesters will continue to reorganize themselves if their demand for police brutality to end is only seen on paper.

For police brutality to end, the Nigerian Police Force needs to be scrapped

The Nigerian Police Force has been ranked as the most corrupt public institution in Nigeria. This means that if the government wanted to fight corruption, the first place to start should be the office of the Inspector-General of Police.

What the TikTok deal means for user data and geopolitics

As TikTok already stores data in the USA or Singapore, the move to Oracle-provided infrastructure is unlikely to have any tangible impact on users. The (claimed) national security concerns will likely remain – if ByteDance retains a significant share in TikTok Global.