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#NotAnotherDay in Prison for Egyptian Activists

27 August 2014 (APCNews)

APC strongly condemns the continued and arbitrary detention of Alaa Abd El Fattah and Sanaa Seif for violation of Egypt’s highly restrictive public assembly law. Today, APC sadly mourns the death of Alaa and Sanaa’s father and esteemed human rights defender and lawyer, Ahmad Seif al Islam. We call on the APC community to campaign for the release of Alaa, Sanaa and all unjustly detained activists.

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CIPESA's reflections on the Third Africa Internet Governance Forum, 2014

Abuja, Nigeria

With the internet projected to reach almost 20 per cent of the Africa population in 2014, it becomes important to discuss modalities under which it should remain an open and reliable tool for development. It is with this background that Africa Internet stakeholders gathered in Abuja, Nigeria, July 10 -14, 2014 to deliberate on key internet governance issues affecting the continent.

Training in urban community agriculture in Cameroon

An agronomist assists a training participant to identify and break the eyelets on a plantain sucker. Photo: PROTEGE QVAn agronomist assists a training participant to identify and break the eyelets on a plantain sucker. Photo: PROTEGE QVAs part of its urban agriculture programme, PROTEGE QV organised a training workshop in 2013 on the rapid multiplication of plantain “suckers” for planting.

ALIN adopts ICTs to digitise farmers’ records in Kenya

Kenya

The Sokopepe website services small-scale farmers in Kenya. Screenshot.The Sokopepe website services small-scale farmers in Kenya. Screenshot.Kenya-based Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) has spun off a social enterprise company known as Sokopepe Limited [www.sokopepe.co.ke].

Coordinating civil society input into the African Union cyber security convention

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Sustaining wireless networks in a war situation in Nigeria

Nigeria

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Promoting internet freedom in Uganda

CIPESA hosts a workshop on internet rights in Uganda in November 2013. Photo: CIPESA.CIPESA hosts a workshop on internet rights in Uganda in November 2013. Photo: CIPESA.The Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) has been working on monitoring and promoting internet freedoms in selected African countries under the OpenNet Africa Project.

PROTEGE-QV: "Third African Internet Governance Forum a success"

Yaounde, Cameroon

From July 10 to 12 2014, Abuja, the federal capital of Nigeria, hosted the third African governance forum. This is a United Nations led activity initiated in 2006 as part of the Millennium Development Goals.

ICTs, public access and the African Internet Governance Forum

MONTREAL 1 August 2014 (ET for APCNews)

APC’s Emilar Gandhi recently returned from the African Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Abuja, Nigeria, where she co-organised a workshop on public access to information and communications technologies (ICTs). Emilar spoke to APCNews about what public access would look like in Africa.

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Experts Meeting On Freedom Of Expression, Children's Rights And The Internet In Africa

Location: 
Milpark Garden Court Hotel Cnr. Empire Road and Owl Street Auckland Park Johannesburg, South Africa 2073
Date and time: 
Aug 11 2014 - 8:30am - 5:30pm

The meeting, convened by the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, in collaboration with APC, will look at the issues related to the protection and promotion of children’s rights in the area of communication media and internet in Africa.

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