Oxford Dictionaries declared "post-truth" its word of 2016, thanks in no small part to the rise of Donald Trump to the White House.
In 2016 Zimbabweans used social media to air their grievances, criticise and eventually mobilise citizens to demonstrate against government.
The offices of Jamii Forums were raided by police on December 14, and multiple other staff were questioned.
CNN misrepresents reality on the ground in Ghana. Ghanaians generally do not struggle for food and day-to-day services
Social media is increasingly becoming a rallying point for those who want a change at the helm of the state.
'According to BBC, Mutharika recently described the media as "disgusting", saying it was peddling "nonsense and garbage".'
The North African country - which has over nine million Facebook users - aims to cure compulsive users of technology through its rehab programme.
Authorities frame the Cybercrime Act as an important tool for fighting child pornography, cyber-bullying, racist and xenophobic content online.
African governments are increasingly clamping down on the internet, especially social media in an attempt to silence democratic opposition.
This movement is different to earlier forms of civic activism in a number of ways. First, it does not appear to be driven by any specific party.
Protests coordinated on social media have emerged in recent weeks throughout the country addressing national issues.
During a short visit to SA the M&G caught up with Evan Mawarire to discuss the significance of #ThisFlag and what's next for the protesting pastor.
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Strange times: Trump as US president and Leicester win football title - here are 5 also very unlikely events for Africa
Leicester City had a 5,000 to one chance of winning the English league title. The past week has taught us that very improbable things do happen
Translating social media success into tangible change on the ground has always been a challenge to online campaigns
Restricting access isn’t a policy and may be because of “erratic” connections, according to the government spokesman
How Africa Tweets: 10 very surprising trends and insights, including that Japanese and Korean are 'African'
Twitter is driving real pan-Africanism - in absolute terms, Egypt actually tweeted more on #FeesMustFall than S. Africa, and Biafra was big in Gabon
Hardly a single African country has both marvellously survived a long-term leader’s rule and gone on to prosper without missing a step
UPDATE: Uganda’s Museveni declared winner of chaotic election, as detained rival Besigye rejects result
“Ugandan authorities created an atmosphere of intimidation in the run up to and during Thursday’s vote”