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Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Discussion on sustainable models
Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Discussion on sustainable models 18 January 2021 Internet Society and APC

Community networks should consider developing a business model that will guarantee that the network will run with or without outside support from the onset.  This will be the focus of fourth session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa, taking place on 27 January.

Technology and elections in Uganda: New policy brief highlights digital rights
Technology and elections in Uganda: New policy brief highlights digital rights 13 January 2021 CIPESA

As Uganda heads to presidential and parliamentary elections in January 2021, digital communications have taken centre-stage and are playing a crucial role in how candidates and parties engage with citizens.

APC, Rhizomatica and 48percent.org join efforts to support community network responses to COVID-19
APC, Rhizomatica and 48percent.org join efforts to support community network responses to COVID-19 07 January 2021 48percent.org and APCNews

In a partnership with APC and Rhizomatica's LocNet initiative, 48percent.org is supporting five organisations, in Argentina, India, Mexico, Nigeria and Uganda, in their efforts to strengthen community networks and respond to the challenges in the face of COVID-19.

Reimagining the Africa Community Networks Summit during the COVID-19 pandemic
Reimagining the Africa Community Networks Summit during the COVID-19 pandemic 05 January 2021 Josephine Miliza and Carlos Rey-Moreno

At the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa, over 200 local connectivity network operators learned ways to bring affordable and reliable connectivity to underserved communities.

Hardworking and resilient women engage with a health information chatbot in Pamoja Net
Hardworking and resilient women engage with a health information chatbot in Pamoja Net 17 December 2020 Chako Armant for GenderIT.org

GenderIT and Locnet invited women who work in CNs to share their experiences in the times of COVID-19 and their reflections on what these times have revealed around centering meaningful communication in their physical and digital communities.

Regulating freedom of association amidst the COVID-19 response in South Africa
Regulating freedom of association amidst the COVID-19 response in South Africa 02 December 2020 Tusi Fokane for CIPESA

The global infodemic accelerated in part by the COVID-19 pandemic has raised important debates on how best to respond to the proliferation of false and misleading information online.

The struggle for the realisation of the right to freedom of expression in Southern Africa
The struggle for the realisation of the right to freedom of expression in Southern Africa 01 December 2020 African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition

This report focuses on the content of the right to freedom of expression and gives an assessment of restrictions to the right in Southern Africa. Through this report, we have identified key trends and recommendations for states, private sector actors and civil society to consider in the development of laws, policies and measures that impact the right to freedom of expression.

Rambles of everyday resistance
Rambles of everyday resistance 24 November 2020 Selam Mussie for GenderIT.org

A beautiful essay that explores how to navigate the complexities of sexuality and personhood for Ethiopians, and how the traditional form known as qene or wax-and-gold is the perfect metaphor for negotiating and living dual realities.

African School on Internet Governance 2020: A unique opportunity for alumni network building and enrichment
African School on Internet Governance 2020: A unique opportunity for alumni network building and enrichment 17 November 2020 APCNews

The eighth annual AfriSIG will take the form of an online event aimed at strengthening networking among the alumni who have participated in previous editions of the School and giving them the opportunity for deeper engagement in a few key current topics in internet governance in Africa.

Examining women’s access to digital platforms: A case of mobile broadband connections in Uganda - Policy brief
Examining women’s access to digital platforms: A case of mobile broadband connections in Uganda - Policy brief 13 November 2020 WOUGNET

This policy brief presents the findings from an evidence-based study that examines the gendered aspects to women’s internet access on mobile broadband connections in Uganda. 

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