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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.
Objectives addressed at AfIGF 2013 included the usual blend of increasing awareness on Internet Governance for African users, increasing representation of all parts of the continent, and forming recommendations on reducing the internet access gap.
Senegal hosted a Forum National sur la Gouvernance de l’Internet on September 19, 2013. The event, with three key panels, was organized by ISOC Senegal under the theme of economic development.
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.
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.”
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.