Thinking about our (internet) revolution!

When the late Idi Amin launched a successful coup attempt against the then President of Uganda, Milton Obote, he made sure that the latter was attending Commonwealth Conference, before sending key army units to secure the Presidential Palace, and key of course, the radio station. When years later supporters of Obote returned the favour and removed the despotic Amin, they did the same. Military coups in sub Saharan Africa and Central and South America just used to be a whole lot more regular and predictable – but always the radio station was key. Continue reading