Monique Bennett

Russia’s use of disinformation campaigns to sway narratives is increasingly evident War has been marked by the use of propaganda and disinformation for centuries. Individuals, states, and non-state groups have used them to collectively rally people towards their own narratives, ideologies or causes. Although these practices are not novel, the advent of the internet, social media, and artificial intelligence have advanced the speed and scope of their influence. Identifying what’s real and what is not has become increasingly difficult and some platforms, like X, are unable to adequately deal with accounts which spread disinformation. The manipulation of information, narratives or…

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Finding a balance between preserving fishing resources and providing adaptation strategies to fishery-dependent households is complex and difficult. Most of the strategies employed by government institutions focus on ecological adaptation and the sustainability of resources, which can often undermine the capacity of fishery-dependent communities to adapt to climate change and the impacts of overexploitation. Fishing remains a critical source of livelihood for millions of coastal residents across East and West Africa; without it, millions face severe food insecurity. The coastal regions of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are well-endowed with great cultural, ecological, and climatic diversity. Africa’s western and eastern coastlines stretch…

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Climate change: perceptions and experiences Although nearly 60% of Africans are aware of climate change, some of the continent’s most influential countries lag behind in widespread awareness Across the continent, African citizens have begun to witness the consequences of climate change, driven by human industrialisation and the pursuit of economic growth. Climate change is a gradual process of average climate modification, which is what has made it difficult to track or detect based only on human personal experience. Every day we experience variations in temperature according to the time of day or season of the year. This makes it challenging…

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