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Past articles by Nita:

Meta urged to boost Africa content moderation as contractor quits

Rights groups are calling on Meta Platforms to seize the opportunity to improve its content moderation in Africa after its main third-party contractor in the region said it would no longer screen harmful posts for the social media giant. → Read More

Africa: Women Sacrifice Their Health to Shield Families From Spiking Costs

Women are skipping meals, medical appointments and treatments in order to make ends meet as living costs rise worldwide → Read More

Africa: As Online Hate Speech Hits Africa, Social Media Firms Told to Act

Social media used to be a source of light entertainment for Nora, a 47-year-old Zimbabwean domestic worker living in South Africa. But lately, it has become a source of fear. → Read More

Kenya: Firewood and No Meat

The inflation diaries: As Kenyans gear up for an Aug. 9 election, rising food and fuel prices have become a major campaign issue → Read More

Kenya: Ahead of Kenya Elections, Women Politicians Face More Online Abuse

When Kenyan politician Esther Passaris posted a loving tribute to her late father on Twitter, trolls responded with a barrage of abuse over an accompanying "sexualised" photograph of the 57-year-old in a black kaftan walking alone on a white sandy beach. → Read More

Kenya: Online Disinformation Stokes Tensions As Kenya Elections Near

Platforms like TikTok, Facebook and Twitter are failing to effectively police abusive content ahead of Kenya's high-stakes election, warn digital rights groups → Read More

Rwanda: Besides Britain, Which Nations Send Asylum Seekers Overseas?

The UK's plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda is not the first of its kind. From Israel to Australia, several countries have used offshoring policies for refugees and migrants → Read More

Africa: What Happens When Abortion Is Banned? Lessons From Around the World

As the U.S. Supreme Court looks set to overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling that established the right to abortion, campaigners for abortion access from Africa to Latin America say the move could have devastating consequences → Read More

Africa's Mobile Money Taxes Risk Driving Poor Out of Digital Economy

Analysis - Cash-strapped African nations are rolling out an e-levy on mobile money transactions to boost revenues, but the policy could hurt the poorest as the cost of living rises and reverse impressive gains made in boosting economic inclusion. → Read More

Uganda Sued Over Digital ID System That Excludes Millions

When Otajar John heard senior citizens would be given 25,000 Ugandan shillings ($7) per month as part of a new government welfare scheme, he jumped at the chance to apply. → Read More

Africa: Here's How to Reverse Africa's Land Degradation

From South Africa to Kenya, Africa is fast losing healthy land - but solutions are emerging → Read More

Here's how to reverse Africa's land degradation

From South Africa to Kenya, Africa is fast losing healthy land - but solutions are emerging → Read More

Africa: Fleeing Ukraine War, African Students Scramble to Study in Europe

After facing racism and violence, African students in the EU have up to three months to win expensive university spots or risk deportation → Read More

Kenyan Farmers Test Insurance to Ward Off Climate-Driven Hunger

Initiatives to build the resilience of vulnerable people living on the frontlines of climate change are growing worldwide, but they are often disjointed, small and short-term → Read More

Africa: Move Over 'Tech Bros'

Female 'techpreneurs' are taking their place in Africa's male-dominated fintech boom, but gender bias makes it harder for them to access finance and grow their businesses → Read More

Kenya: 'Silicon Savannah' Kenya Targets Loan Apps Abusing Customer Data

Digital lenders have boosted access to credit in Kenya but some are using 'predatory' practices to profit from the poor, consumers and authorities say → Read More

Kenyan Families Tormented Over Maids' 'Mysterious' Deaths in Saudi Arabia

A growing number of bereaved Kenyan families are sounding the alarm over the sudden deaths of female relatives working in Saudi Arabia → Read More

Sudan: SIMs to Leaflets - Sudanese Find Ways to Skirt Net Outage

From using international SIM cards to deploying relatives in the diaspora to relay information, Sudanese citizens are finding ways to communicate in a bid to circumvent telecommunications restrictions imposed after the military seized power last week. → Read More

‘Uber for Tractors’: The Tech Innovations Making Farmers’ Lives Easier in Africa

Africa's smallholder farmers are crucial to the world's food system, and innovations like these have the potential to transform the agricultural sector to combat food insecurity. → Read More

Africa: Sex Workers Face Digital Abuse as Pandemic Pushes Them Online

Kenyan sex worker Elizabeth Otieno shudders each time her cellphone buzzes with a new notification. → Read More