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The new KAS Media Scholar Arnold Segawa

KAS Media Africa’s new scholar for the 2018 journalism scholarship, Arnold Segawa, is 28 years old and from Uganda. After his Bachelor Degree in International Business at Makerere University he did his Post Graduate Diploma in Oil and Gas Management at Victoria University, Kampala. After one year as a Program Manager at 94.3 Royal FM in Kigali he started working for CNBC Africa as the news anchor and producer. He is registered for a Master’s degree and will be studying at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg for one year. more…

March 12, 2018

The evolution of political blogging in French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa

Political blogging in French-speaking sub-Saharan countries is a neglected area of research. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung therefore decided to investigate the conditions under which francophone blogging exists in Africa. more…

January 17, 2018

The branding of bloggers – #Africablogging breaks down boundaries on historic Ile de Gorée

What does it mean to be a successful blogger in this strange post-truth world of social media, fake news and diminished credibility? Away from the lifestyle and foodie blogs, what is the role of socially- and politically-focused African bloggers – to provide analysis of the issues of our day, to offer an alternative voice or to remain independent and credible at all costs? more…

Brigitte Read | Event Reports | December 7, 2017

The Vth AU-EU summit: a turning point for relations between Africa and Europe?

On 29th and 30th of November 2017 the 5th AU-EU Summit took place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. 16 of the 28 EU Member States attended the summit, amongst them the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. For both countries Africa stands high on the political agenda, and the ad hoc initiative undertaken at the summit to address the modern slave trade in Libya highlights the joint concern but also the renewed Franco-German partner- and leadership. more…

Andrea Ellen Ostheimer | December 5, 2017

Journalism in times of fake news and dwindling resources

KAS in Global Investigative Journalism Conference Johannesburg more…

Christoph Plate | Event Reports | November 19, 2017