Twitter and radio intersect: Protestors in London demand the release of leading member of the Biafran independence struggle and director of the London based Radio Biafra, who was detained in Nigeria on 18 October 2015. (Photo/ Flickr/ Alisdare Hickman)

Africa On Twitter: Top Trends In Nigeria, Jan – Jun 2016, Where Radio Rules

Almost all of Nigeria’s top trends (nine out of the top ten) were related to radio shows. Radio commentary lends itself well to the social banter and chatter that characterises Twitter

Adelle Onyango hosts a popular radio show on Kiss FM, the show regularly trends on Twitter under the hashtag #TeamADELLE. (Photo/ Adelle Onyango/ Facebook)

Africa On Twitter: Top Trends In Kenya, Jan – Jun 2016. Radio And TV Are King

We mined all the hashtags that have trended in Kenya over the first six months of 2016, to better gain an insight into the country’s digital atmosphere

The Internet Messenger, by Buky Schwarz. African governments are trying to keep up with a more technologically savvy population, to mixed success. (Photo/ Dr. Avishai Teicher Pikiwiki Israel)

Social Media Blocks In Africa; A Heavy Hand That Hints Of Desperation And Failure

This year alone, there have been at least six instances of blocking internet or social media during elections in Africa, or politically contentious times. Algeria even did it during exam season

Levels Of Voice And Accountability In Africa 2008

Voice and accountability measures the extent to which a country’s citizens are able to participate in selecting their government, as well as freedom of expression, freedom of association, and a free media