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Online freedom in East Africa requires amendments to current laws and openness from state agencies
May 27, 2014 ♦ No Comment
Online freedom in East Africa requires amendments to current laws and openness from state agencies

How can a flood of internet-related laws, interception of communications, denial of access to information, inadequate knowledge of online safety, lack of privacy laws, ambiguous regional regulatory frameworks can be addressed by East Africa?

Are Ugandan citizens’ rights online becoming more restricted?
April 28, 2014 ♦ One Comment
Are Ugandan citizens’ rights online becoming more restricted?

Recent legislation has potentially infringed upon the online rights of millions of internet users in Uganda. Are Ugandan citizens’ rights online restricted and how will new legislation be enforced?

Key African broadband projects supported by The World Bank
October 23, 2013 ♦ No Comment

Three massive World Bank projects (in multiple phases) are helping bring affordable broadband connectivity to underserved parts of Africa.

OA News: October 8-14, 2013
October 14, 2013 ♦ No Comment

This week’s African tech news round-up consists of 100 stories from 29+ countries.

Uganda Internet Governance Forum discusses the state of national internet service and policy
September 19, 2013 ♦ One Comment

A dozen or so ideas and facts shared at the September 2013 Uganda Internet Governance Forum describe the state of ICT service delivery in the East African country.

Crowdfunding to improve African ICT access
September 4, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Crowdfunding to improve African ICT access

In the past two years, there have been more than 50 Kickstarter and Indiegogo projects to help improve African ICT access and/or literacy. Most have successfully raised money within the past year.