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Zimbabwe: 2018 General elections website blocked
Zimbabwe: 2018 General elections website blocked 14 August 2018 Koliwe Majama

A version of this article was published on Koliwe Majama's blog.  General elections were held on 30 July 2018 in Zimbabwe to elect the President and members of both houses of Parliament. On 1st August, the Electoral Commission released results which showed that the ruling party ZANU-PF had won the majority of seats in parliament. On 3rd August, the Commission declared incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa the winner. Elections came at a politically tense ti...

Patience Mandishona
Patience Mandishona 09 August 2018

Patience Mandishona is a Zimbabwean feminist based in Harare. As Programmes Officer for JASS ally, Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ), she worked as a lobbyist and advocate, networking and providing services for the LGBTI community with a primary focus on lesbian and bisexual women. Patience holds a BA in Communication Science, and has been a part of the JASS movement-building initiative in Southern Africa since 2007.

Melaku Girma
Melaku Girma 09 August 2018

Melaku Girma Lemma has more than thirteen years of experience in computer programming, ICT consultancy, university teaching, voluntary community services and business management. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Software Engineering and a Lecturer in the School of Information Science of Addis Ababa University.

"Strengthening capacities in internet governance in Africa" workshop to take place in Abuja
"Strengthening capacities in internet governance in Africa" workshop to take place in Abuja 09 August 2018 APCNews

What are the challenges associated with the growth of the internet, as we reach the "internet of everything"? What are the priorities, gaps and best ways in capacity development in the African region? The ITU Annual Regional Human Capacity Building Workshop on Strengthening Capacities in Internet Governance in Africa will take place in Abuja, 27-29 August 2018, to address pr...

#KeepitOn: Joint letter on keeping the internet open and secure in Ethiopia
#KeepitOn: Joint letter on keeping the internet open and secure in Ethiopia 08 August 2018 KeepItOn Coalition

Re: Internet shutdown in Eastern Ethiopia Your Excellency, We are writing to urgently request that you ensure the stability and openness of the internet. We have received reports that your government has shut down the internet in Jijiga, Dire Dawa, and Harar cities in Ethiopia. On behalf of the more than 150 organizations from over 50 countries that make up the #KeepitOn Coalition, we implore ...

The Gambia YMCA, APC's newest member: "Our people have yet to move away from fear"
The Gambia YMCA, APC's newest member: "Our people have yet to move away from fear" 31 July 2018 APCNews

“Our people are yet to move away from the fear of over 22 years of dictatorial regime, from the fear of openly talking about current affairs or speak their mind." This is how APC's newest member, The Gambia YMCA Computer Training Centre and Digital Studio, describes the current state of affairs in their country, where they try to effect change with their work. Si...

KICTANet: State of data protection in Kenya
KICTANet: State of data protection in Kenya 27 July 2018 KICTANet

In the last two decades, Kenya mobile communications and internet connectivity have rapidly increased. With these developments, the country has also developed a data economy. The data economy is the wealth and resources created from collection and processing of data. It is the cornerstone of the fourth industrial revolution which uses digital technologies to carry out processes, be they physica...

Rudi International
Rudi International 26 July 2018

Rudi International is a non-profit organisation based in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. They currently run three main programmes: Rudi Education (a sponsorship programme for education targeting children affected by conflict), Encourage Mothers (focusing on empowering women affected by conflict to be self-sustaining in their communities), and a programme focused on information and...

Concern on the growing trend of stringent regulation of the internet in East African states
Concern on the growing trend of stringent regulation of the internet in East African states 24 July 2018

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission), acting through the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa (the Special Rapporteur) Commissioner Lawrence Mute, and the Country Rapporteur responsible for monitoring the human rights situation in Kenya and Tanzania Commissioner Solomon Dersso, wishes to expres...

Joint statement on attacks on environmental activists in South Africa
Joint statement on attacks on environmental activists in South Africa 17 July 2018 Various

The undersigned organisations condemn the recent vicious attacks on environmental justice activists in South Africa. In one case, we are outraged at the reported murder on 11 July 2018 of Mr. D. Panza, an activist who had opposed a relocation of the community in KwaDube in KwaZulu Natal (KZN). KZN violence monitor Mary de Haas has reported that people living on this land have been informed by v...

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