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Chadian internet discussions gain momentum
January 16, 2015 ♦ No Comment

The Chadian blogging scene is heating up and the end of the year saw a Barcamp, an Internet governance forum, and an Internet festival targeted at youth.

Swazi youth find social media a much-needed alternative to mainstream media
January 12, 2015 ♦ No Comment
Swazi youth find social media a much-needed alternative to mainstream media

Youth in Swaziland are turning to social media as an alternative to mainstream media but many are unaware of its dangers.

Somalis (at home and abroad) take to social media to share successes, mobilize
January 10, 2015 ♦ No Comment
Somalis (at home and abroad) take to social media to share successes, mobilize

Abdi Latif Dahir of Sahan Journal takes a unique perspective on how normal people in Somalia are engaging with technology.

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.