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Nanjala Nyabola

Nanjala Nyabola is a political analyst based in Nairobi, Kenya. She is the author of Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Kenya, forthcoming from Zed Books.

Nanjala Nyabola is known as @Nanjala1 on Twitter

Articles by Nanjala Nyabola

Alaa Abd el-Fattah
The activists of the Arab Spring have faced a devastating backlash. We must support them, writes Nanjala Nyabola.
Why do so many devastating wars quickly disappear from public consciousness? Nanjala Nyabola examines our attention.
Syrian and Iraqi refugees arrive from Turkey to Skala Sykamias, Lesbos island, Greece. Volunteers (life rescue team - with yellow-red clothes) from the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms help the refugees. Ggia/WikiCommons
Europe’s moral imagination does not go as far as ensuring the safe movement of people, writes Nanjala Nyabola.
A green bench next to a path in a park of trees and grass
Nanjala Nyabola on how Nairobi’s young lovers have claimed the city’s public spaces.
Supporters of the ruling military junta, the CNRD, stand in front of their headquarters the day after the 2021 coup d'état in Guinea. Credit: Aboubacarkhoraa/WikiCommons
Multiple coups, a global virus and democracy on the ropes in many parts of the world. Nanjala Nyabola asks, have we gone back...
Exasperated at politicians, Nanjala Nyabola reflects on the disastrous consequences of poor leadership in a pandemic. 
France’s involvement in Chad makes a mockery of independence, argues Nanjala Nyabola.
Nanjala Nyabola mourns the loss of Nairobi's canopy, and questions the expansion of cities. 
Art is essential to building a better future, writes Nanjala Nyabola.
Chin’ono’s crime was using Twitter to criticize Zimbabwe’s government, writes Nanjala Nyabola.
Health workers demonstrate handwashing techniques to Mukuru community members. Photo: Victoria Nthenge
Abandoned by the state, self-organized health workers in Kenya are absorbing the brunt of the pandemic, writes Nanjala Nyabola.
President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the South African press on developments in the nation's risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 [Photo: GCIS/Flickr]
Nanjala Nyabola on the mask mandate and personal freedom.

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