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Report finds declining global Internet freedom; no freedom in Ethiopia, The Gambia, Sudan
January 9, 2015 ♦ No Comment
Report finds declining global Internet freedom; no freedom in Ethiopia, The Gambia, Sudan

Of sixteen African nations surveyed from May 2013 through May 2014, only two were found to have true online freedom. If anything, governments expanded online controls.

9 recommendations to guide Africa’s ICT development
April 29, 2014 ♦ One Comment
9 recommendations to guide Africa’s ICT development

Nine recommendations to guide Africa’s ICT development include open data, more local content, infrastructure projects, and public-private partnerships.

Working toward internet governance for North Africa
October 6, 2013 ♦ One Comment
Working toward internet governance for North Africa

The 2nd annual Arab Internet Governance Forum was recently held in Algiers, Algeria under the theme “Partners for Development.” Discussions focused on cyber security, freedom of the internet, the creation of infrastructure, and youth opportunities.

Report finds online freedom in Kenya and in South Africa, the opposite in Ethiopia and in Sudan
October 3, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Report finds online freedom in Kenya and in South Africa, the opposite in Ethiopia and in Sudan

Of fourteen African nations surveyed from May 2012 through April 2013, only two (Kenya and South Africa) were found to have true online freedom. Sudan and Ethiopia were found to lack it.

Southern Africa Internet Governance Forum (SAIGF) promotes regional integration
August 15, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Southern Africa Internet Governance Forum (SAIGF) promotes regional integration

In August 2013, the Government of Angola hosted the Southern Africa Internet Governance Forum under the theme of “Internet Governance as a Building Block of SADC Regional Integration.”

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.