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Image credits: sparkexperience.comImage credits: sparkexperience.comInformation and communications technology (ICT) policy makers are confronted with the conflicting challenge of providing a stable and predictable regulatory environment to maintain existing investments and create room for long-term investments while still adapting to the ever changing ICT

Women’s voices, men’s silence

This article explores the persuasiveness of women’s rights activists in Africa and proposes ways in which activists can counter the silence of men when it comes to these issues.

Are human rights enough?

In the past few days I got to thinking a lot about women’s rights.

Overcoming gender-based digital exclusion in northern Nigeria: A strategy document

By Center for Information Technology and Development (December 2016, CITAD )

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The internet shutdown in Gambia: Our story

Gambia

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#KeepitOn: Joint letter on the internet and the election in Gambia

30 November 2016 (Various for APCNews)

In a letter signed by several organisations to President Yahya Jammeh, they urgently request the stability and openness of the internet to be ensured during the forthcoming elections in Gambia on December 1, after receiving unconfirmed reports through a variety of sources that the government of Gambia intends to shut down the internet. We implore you to keep the internet on.

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APC welcomes ACHPR Resolution on the Right to Freedom of Information and Expression on the Internet in Africa

24 November 2016 (APCNews)

APC welcomes the Resolution on the Right to Freedom of Expression on the Internet in Africa adopted by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Banjul on 4 November 2016. The resolution comes at a crucial moment, with the region witnessing regular internet shutdowns which impact directly on freedom of expression, in countries such as Gabon and Ethiopia.

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Internet governance schools: Building engagement with the IGF

Nairobi, Kenya

Joash MoituiJoash MoituiThe 2016 African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) provided a platform for discussion of issues relating to internet governance.

African School on Internet Governance 2016: A multidimensional, mind-stretching and enriching experience

31 October 2016 (Olga Tsafack-Koloko for APCNews)

This year’s AfriSIG took place on 11-15 October 2016 in Durban and produced a total of 44 graduates, all of whom were very engaged in one way or another, and left more enlightened on the fundamentals and mechanisms of internet governance. Here is a debriefing of all that happened.

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"AfriSIG is fulfilling a major need": Gbenga Sesan of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria

Gbenga SesanGbenga SesanGbenga Sesan, executive director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, joined this year’s African School on Internet Governance as a member of the faculty team, and highlighted the contribution it is making to capacity building on internet governance in the region.

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