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Africa’s technological arms race

Africa’s technological arms race

Digital surveillance: real and present danger Telecommunications snooping has emerged as a fundamental threat to African journalists Many journalists and researchers will remember the mid-2000s as halcyon days, when a...

Existential threats to humanity

Existential threats to humanity

Nuclear weapons: the African view African states argue that the total elimination of nuclear weapons is the only guarantee against their use or threat of use The climate crisis – the process of climate change – and its...

Egypt: worse than before?

Egypt: worse than before?

  Since president Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi took power in Egypt in May 2014, critics have accused him of using the law and the courts to criminalise opposition to his regime. They say he is taking extreme measures to grant...