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Will Free Expression Equal Terrorism in Zimbabwe?

Harare – Four years ago, a faceless writer using the nom de guerre Baba Jukwa set Facebook agog with detailed exposes of machinations within the ruling Zimbabwe National People’s Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF). Garnering over 400,000 followers on Facebook, Jukwa pierced the veil over freedom of expression in a conservative Zimbabwe.

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Social Media Becomes Mugabe’s Nightmare

Rome – In a WhatsApp video that went viral in September, a middle-aged Zimbabwean man addresses President Robert Mugabe, telling him that 90 percent of the people in the country are unemployed and do not contribute to the economy because Mugabe cannot provide jobs.

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Why I am afraid of the African disease of Ebola

Wherever I turn, there is Ebola. In the newspapers and magazines, on television and radio, and across the ubiquitous social media. Ebola. I sweat, shake, and cringe in mortal fear. Such an ugly word, fearsome in its primal sound, so African, so dark, so black. Since Africa is one country, beware of going to Africa, the media screams.

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Nendo’s ‘A-to-Z’ of Kenyan Twitter

Nairobi – African social media strategy & digital storytelling consultancy, Nendo has published The A-to-Z of Kenyan Twitter. This digital publication, website and campaign presents 26 of the most important trends, insights and terms from the over 1.5 million Kenyans on Twitter.

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Why Won’t the #WhiteSaviourComplex Go Away?

I have recently spent a lot of time with young Americans wanting to learn about global development and humanitarianism. Most of them envisage a career in the development or aid industries.

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Big data for development: Facts and figures

What is big data, and could it transform development policy? Emmanuel Letouzé takes a close look at this emerging field. In just a few years ‘big data’ have affected industries and activities from marketing and advertising to intelligence gathering and law enforcement, stirring much excitement and scepticism.

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