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European leaders urged to help Tunisians resist assault on democracy
International academics join effort to highlight crackdown on freedom after jailing of opposition leader, Rached Ghannouchi

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

17, May, 2023 @4:33 PM

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Zimbabwe author Tsitsi Dangarembga has conviction for protest overturned
Harare high court quashes suspended sentence and fine handed down to Booker-longlisted writer last year

Nyasha Chingono in Harare

09, May, 2023 @12:01 PM

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Dark arts of politics: how ‘Team Jorge’ and Cambridge Analytica meddled in Nigerian election
Leaked messages show failed plan to discredit Muhammadu Buhari and get Goodluck Jonathan re-elected in 2015

Stephanie Kirchgaessner, Carole Cadwalladr, Paul Lewis and Jason Burke

16, Feb, 2023 @2:58 PM

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Africa welcomes western aid. But donors must ask where the money is going | Emmanuel Mutaizibwa and Ngina Kirori
There is a desire for accountability from civil society in countries blighted by repression and corruption, say investigative reporters Emmanuel Mutaizibwa and Ngina Kirori

Emmanuel Mutaizibwa and Ngina Kirori

16, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Political aides hacked by ‘Team Jorge’ in run-up to Kenyan election
Revelation shows dangers posed by bad actors and paid operatives in democratic systems across Africa

Stephanie Kirchgaessner and Jason Burke

15, Feb, 2023 @12:07 PM

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Ukraine is locked in a war with corruption as well as Putin – it can’t afford to lose either | Orysia Lutsevych
High-profile resignations highlight the nation’s struggle to prove to the world it is not corrupt, says Orysia Lutsevych, head of Ukraine Forum at Chatham House

Orysia Lutsevych

30, Jan, 2023 @1:22 PM

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Africa has become ‘less safe, secure and democratic’ in past decade, report finds
Progress in key areas has stalled because of Covid, conflict and the climate crisis, but peaceful nations are performing better

Kaamil Ahmed

26, Jan, 2023 @11:15 AM

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Brazil, Kenya, the US – tech giants are putting democracy in peril the world over | Odanga Madung
Billions of us are due to vote in the next two years as the scourge of online misinformation grows ever worse. It’s time to regulate

Odanga Madung

25, Jan, 2023 @7:15 AM

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African leaders who dilute workers’ rights for Uber’s digital empire harm Africa
During a decade on the continent, Uber has often cut drivers’ pay and added little value to local economies. Governments should admit it is not economic progress but imperial exploitation

Kelle Howson

23, Jan, 2023 @6:30 AM

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‘Obi understands’: young Nigerians swell support of presidential hopeful
The popularity of Peter Obi’s message of change with younger voters fed up with the status quo makes him a real contender

Ope Adetayo in Lagos

19, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Six journalists arrested over footage of South Sudan president wetting himself
State broadcaster’s staff held on suspicion of disseminating the clip of Salva Kiir at official event

Danya Hajjaji

06, Jan, 2023 @9:43 PM

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UN envoy calls for release of jailed journalist on hunger strike in Senegal
Concerns raised over health of Pape Alé Niang, detained since 20 December on charges of revealing confidential government information

Sarah Johnson

06, Jan, 2023 @11:14 AM

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