The Gambia’s Fake News Ecosystem: An Overview

For the Gambia, we look at the fake news ecosystem through the eyes of Sait Matty Jaw, who doubles as the co-founder and executive director of the Center for Research and Policy Development and political science lecturer at the University of the Gambia. Sait’s Center for Research and Policy Development is a partner of CDD …

Nouveau numéro de West African Insight : Les médias en Afrique de l’Ouest

Ce numéro spécial s’intitule Media Matters In West Africa et explore les défis auxquels sont confrontés les médias dans la sous-région ouest-africaine, en proposant des recommandations sur la façon dont certains de ces défis peuvent être surmontés.   Mercy Abang ouvre ce numéro avec un article qui passe en revue les défis auxquels les publications …

Liberia’s Fake News Ecosystem: An Overview

Fake news is spreading fast and wide in Liberia driven by increased access to the internet. This report provides an overview of the fake news ecosystem in Liberia by investigating — through key informant interviews and secondary research — how information is produced, shared and spread in the country. The report focuses on the key …

#AnambraDecides 2021: Post-election Report

Key Takeaway The Anambra governorship election experience is an indication of the difficulties that might affect the conduct of the 2023 general elections as insecurity spreads and deepens in most parts of the country. The failure of the current democratic dispensation to cater to citizens’ socio-economic wellbeing and safety, expectations that politicians with the biggest …

CDD Election Analysis Centre Preliminary Anambra Election Report

Key Talking Points Despite concerns over the heavy deployment of security agents, very few incidents of intimidation and violence have been reported defying the context of fear and uncertainty that preceded election day. Security agents were frequently absent at the commencement of accreditation in several pollings units, which likely heightened uncertainty among voters and officials. …

Did Chidozie Nwankwo the AAC candidate step down to support Valentine Ozigbo the PDP candidate?

VERDICT: False CLAIM: CDD came across news reports from championnews.com.ng, 247ureports.com, naijalumia.org and gistmaster.com with a claim that the candidate of African Action Congress (AAC) has stepped down from the governorship race to support the People Democratic Party (PDP) Candidate. FACT CHECK PROCESS: In order to authenticate this sensitive allegation, CDD fact-checkers reached out to …

CDD Sues for Peace Ahead of the November 6, 2021, Anambra State Governorship Election

Welcome remarks Gentlemen and women of the press. On behalf of the Centre for Democracy and Development, I welcome you to this Press Briefing on the 2021 Anambra State governorship election. Introduction In the past few months, the upcoming Anambra state elections have captured national discourse, mostly because of what it represents at this moment …

Anambra Election 2021: Low Voter-Turnout Expected Amid IPOB Fears

With the off-cycle Anambra elections scheduled to hold in a few days, the feasibility of the election has been the subject of widespread commentary. This uncertainty that has trailed discussions of the elections have been a result of the deteriorating security situation in the state. Two security situations with strong implications on the election include …