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After 5 days of no internet access since the eve of elections, Uganda's government has announced that they have switched the internet back on after the incumbent Yoweri Museveni was announced as the winner. However, social media access appears to still be a problem.
Amidst a total internet shutdown which is being blamed for failing biometric identity verification machines, Ugandans turned out for voting in large numbers.
Given the current challenges, the African Union will have to change its approach in at least one of three regards: budget size, donor dependency, and culture of consensus.
As the technology used to access and create internet content becomes increasingly available to Congolese people, locally produced content will inevitably continue to multiply and interact with global trends as well as to critique the wider political sphere.
It’s relatively common for armed forces to open fire on peaceful protesters in Nigeria. Previously, the government would control the flow of information and as a result, the popular narrative. This time, they can't.
The #EndSars protests in Nigeria have so far grown in influence despite the presidential order to dissolve the unit. For a good number of reasons, the protesters will continue to reorganize themselves if their demand for police brutality to end is only seen on paper.
The Nigerian Police Force has been ranked as the most corrupt public institution in Nigeria. This means that if the government wanted to fight corruption, the first place to start should be the office of the Inspector-General of Police.