n African Renaissance - Hate speech and post electoral violence in Africa

Volume 10 Number 3-4
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305


This paper examines the nexus between hate speech and post-election violence in Africa. Illustrations were mainly drawn from Nigeria and Kenya. It argues that political leaders in Africa neglect the provocative tendencies of hate speech so long as it enables them to remain in power. Observably, most hate speeches in Africa are made by political leaders. This paper recommends that African governments and civil societies should monitor the media especially the native language television and radio stations who broadcast most of these hate speeches.

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