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Most Ugandan bloggers and activists feel safe to express themselves online but improvements are still needed
April 4, 2014 ♦ One Comment
Most Ugandan bloggers and activists feel safe to express themselves online but improvements are still needed

In advance of November 2013 online training for Ugandan activists and bloggers, the online portal Speak Out Uganda thought it would be wise to determine what the bloggers actually perceive as threats to online (and offline) freedom of expression.

Paul Kagame on information, broadband, and youth
February 17, 2014 ♦ No Comment

Last month, Rwandan President Paul Kagame wrote an editorial that stresses the need to empower youth through technology to ensure economic growth for Africa.

Lack of electricity, internet access, tools, and training hinder rural ICT in education efforts
November 26, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Lack of electricity, internet access, tools, and training hinder rural ICT in education efforts

A year-long study at four Ericsson Connect To Learn schools in rural Kenya and Uganda confirms many known challenges faced by remote schools.

Overview of African online safety legislation
August 13, 2013 ♦ 2 Comments
Overview of African online safety legislation

Cyber crime and more specifically, the protection of children online, is a growing issue as more people go online. In the African context, relatively few governments have established sufficient legislation and awareness programs to keep users safe.

Malawi’s first data literacy bootcamp tackled voter participation, healthcare ratings, food security, and more
June 25, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Malawi’s first data literacy bootcamp tackled voter participation, healthcare ratings, food security, and more

Malawi’s first Data Literacy Bootcamp was recently held in Lilongwe. The aim was two-fold: to teach participants how to analyze data and then to have participants use this data to solve real issues and challenges.

E-learning report finds mobility in learning has ‘not yet eclipsed traditional ways of education delivery’
June 13, 2013 ♦ No Comment

The eLearning Africa Report 2013 – a survey of the experience and opinions of more than 400 professionals and practitioners from 42 African countries – covers successes and failures in how technology is being used to support African learning.