Published on: March 26, 2015
The Rise of the African Street

Social media-savvy, disaffected urban youth are shaking traditional power structures across Africa—but this isn’t the Sub-Saharan version of the Arab Spring.

Dane Erickson is a lecturer at the Graduate School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver and recently completed a year-long analysis of political and security issues in West Africa in partnership with a network of leading African and American scholars. The opinions expressed are his own.
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