Governments around the world use surveillance technology to monitor external threats to national security. Some African governments are also spending vast sums on mass surveillance of their own citizens.
They are using mobile phone spyware, internet interception devices, social media …Continue reading
As our planet warms, we’re experiencing more frequent and severe weather events, rising sea levels, prolonged droughts and altered ecosystems. These environmental shifts directly affect people’s livelihoods by destroying crops and depleting water sources. They make once-inhabitable areas uninhabitable.
In …Continue reading
The imprisonment of Stanis Bujakera Tshiamala, the Africa Report’s correspondent in Kinshasa, is a severe breach of the press freedom that the Congolese president claims to champion.
There are journalists whose expertise demands respect, journalists so well-informed that they irk …Continue reading
Africa’s rise has consistently been truncated by repressive governance, large-scale centralised government, extractive institutions, and headstrong leaders who see politics as an avenue to harvest their loot by hook or crook.
Long before Covid-19 and the Russia- Ukraine war the …Continue reading
Like clockwork, any opposition to the Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill is met with the rejoinder that the Bill ought to be adopted because the Department of Health – and therefore the taxpayer – spends billions on …Continue reading