There are increasing concerns over the way in which some of the data collected through automated digital technologies for law enforcement is being manipulated or misused, prompting calls for more accountable use of personal data to protect the rights of citizens.
The community of the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) has lost a mentor and trainer following the death of faculty member Makane Faye in a road traffic accident in Senegal on Friday, 26 March 2021, while he was travelling to Dakar from the holy city of Touba.
This brief was informed by a systematic document review of published documents, including the Registration of Persons Act 2015, parliamentary reports, news articles and other reports on digital identity system processes, as well as key informant interviews and site visits.
Disruptions to the internet and social media applications have emerged as a common and growing trend of digital repression, especially in authoritarian countries in Africa. Since 2019, numerous countries in the region have either restricted or fully blocked access to the internet.
The African Digital Rights Network has published the first study to compare the digital rights landscapes of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Sudan, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Egypt and Cameroon.
This publication is a compilation of 19 articles by African researchers, academics, journalists and human and digital rights activists on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on digital rights in Africa.
The fifth session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa takes a deep dive inside the operations of an African community network.
Though Africa has developed several normative frameworks and legal instruments defining democratic elections, the wider dissemination of relevant information during the electoral process remains a challenge, putting the credibility of the process into question.
On Wednesday 13 January 2021, the eve of Uganda’s general elections, Uganda’s communications regulator UCC ordered telecoms operators and internet service providers in the country to suspend all internet gateways until further notice.