These monthly series of Pan-African Forums offers a public space for engagement with the diversity of ideas, experiences, realities and possibilities associated with Pan-Africanism.
How do you win a public tender? Not as simple as it looks. Our latest investigation shows that the vice chair of the Senate Public Investment Committee has a network of companies that are gaming the procurement system.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an inevitable surge in the use of digital technologies due to social distancing norms and nationwide lockdowns. People and organisations all over the world have had to adjust to new ways of work and life. In conversation with Nanjira Sambuli, we explore the possible solutions.
The democratic recession facing the horn questions the credibility and usefulness of liberal democratic elections in the region. This has direct implications for the legitimacy of the leaders that emerge and their ability to navigate the security challenges they face. Abdullahi Boru Halakhe reflects.
The climate justice movement speaks of climate resilience. The notion of resilience has had push back from parts of the African Feminist movement. In this episode, we discuss why and why reclaiming ourselves in the realm of climate justice for Africa is so important.
Facebook removed content engaging in coordinated inauthentic behaviour six days before Uganda’s presidential election. In conversation with The Elephant, Tessa Knight opines on the process that led to this happening and the role of big tech in politics.
African women's thought leadership on the economy continues to be invisiblised in the realm of economic narratives. This is a conversation with Fatimah Kelleher who speaks of why this is so and what is being done to plug in these gaps.
The place of indigenous African languages in conceptualizing, engaging with and influencing Pan Africanism; the need for embracing indigenous African languages for Pan Africanism and the way language functions to divide Pan Africanists into “-phone zones”.
The recently concluded Ugandan elections have brought to the fore the use of state violence to suppress dissent and opposition. Importantly, it has raised questions on the legitimacy and the role of the state in responding to the will of the people. Whose state, is it anyway? Daniel Kalinaki opines.
For this Pan-African Forum, we will be joined by Dr Amzat Boukari-Yabara, a historian and independent scholar specialising in African, Caribbean and Latin-American affairs and Dr Rahel Kassahun, founder and Managing Director of the African Unbound Center.
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we consume media. With people confined to their homes, our social lives have moved online and the media industry is fundamentally changing - opines In Meera lends.
Uganda’s longtime President Yoweri Museveni has secured a sixth term in office that will take his reign into a fourth decade following a poll his rivals say was marred by irregularities and opposition leaders rejecting the results. For most Ugandan's however, the turn of events have made them question not only the effectiveness of elections but also the place of the Ugandan state in their lives.