‘We want freedom and we want it now!’

More and more young, urbanised and social media-savvy African citizens are taking on the continent’s despots.

A new outspoken, tech-savvy generation is challenging African autocrats and their international allies. Some pay a heavy price


‘It’s your man who did this,” shouts a woman at a village meeting in Nakuru County, Kenya. She is filmed by Kenyan journalists as she points at another woman, a supporter of a powerful local politician known for associating with gangsters. In the runup...

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