In episode 69, our conversation began around the ramifications of the South African elections post-Zuma, and the upcoming ones in Malawi. We were joined by Dr. Boniface Dulani (@bonidulani), a Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Malawi.
Here are the stories and links featured in our newswrap segment of this week’s episode, as well as a few BONUS links:
- The Monkey Cage published a new piece exploring former President, Jacob Zuma’s, impact on South African democracy.
- Check out a piece by Jimmy Kainja (@JKainja), which provides background information on the upcoming Malawi elections.
- Presidential race in Malawi is too close to call.
- Pre-election reports detail increased violence and other irregularities in Malawi.
- Facebook removed hundreds of Facebook and Instagram accounts, Facebook Pages, Groups and events involved in coordinated “inauthentic behavior”.
- A CNN report found that the company behind these inauthentic accounts came out of an Israeli commercial entity.
- Facebook has been publishing full page ads about fake news on Malawi’s daily newspapers.
- A piece on Quartz Africa, by journalist Rabson Kondowe (@KamphomphoRabie, examines how fake news impacts Malawi— a country with a low internet penetration.
- A personal story of an author exploring the connections between the recent Sudanese protests with their fathers passing.
- 36 Hours in Dakar.