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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?

The typical Nigerian Internet user (if such a person exists) is a 15-34 year-old educated urban-dwelling male with a mobile
May 18, 2014 ♦ No Comment
The typical Nigerian Internet user (if such a person exists) is a 15-34 year-old educated urban-dwelling male with a mobile

Results of nationally representative, face-to-face surveys tell of growing mobile internet usage in Nigeria.

Online Africa Weekly Top 10: elections, tablets, transparency, free Wi-Fi, and more
April 22, 2014 ♦ One Comment
Online Africa Weekly Top 10: elections, tablets, transparency, free Wi-Fi, and more

Our top 10 stories from the past week feature themes relating to elections, tablets, transparency, free Wi-Fi, and more.

Social media in Cameroon is bustling, blogging less so
April 19, 2014 ♦ 4 Comments
Social media in Cameroon is bustling, blogging less so

Social media is popular in Cameroon but encouraging even greater participation is challenging given the online climate.

Brazzaville bloggers mobilize to produce online content
April 1, 2014 ♦ No Comment
Brazzaville bloggers mobilize to produce online content

On March 31st, Bantuhub held a special evening event to mobilize local bloggers. The event aimed to teach participants how to better create and manage blogs.

Interactive portraits of young internet users in South Sudan, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Morocco
February 23, 2014 ♦ No Comment
Interactive portraits of young internet users in South Sudan, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Morocco

RNW asked the question “How do you surf?” to dozens of young people from around the world. Using photographs in conjunction with the answers, the group published a series of interactive portraits of young netizens in their natural surfing habitat.