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Somalia 

Somali authorities must end judicial harassment of journalist Abdalle...

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) strongly condemns the prolonged detention and harassment of Somali media rights advocate, Abdalle Ahmed Mumin, and calls...
Nigeria 

IPC condemns threat on journalist’s life

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos- Nigeria is greatly concerned about the reported threats on the life of Premium Times Journalist, Saviour Imukudo. A report...
Benin 

Elections in Benin: AFEX Calls on Authorities to Keep the Internet Open and Secure

As the people of Benin head to the polls on April 11, 2021, in Benin, the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), is calling...
Liberia 

CEMESP bemoans the Jailing of Opposition Politician over Facebook Posts

The Center of Media Studies and Peace-building (CEMESP) has deplored the jailing of key opposition politician Mo Ali over a Facebook post which it...
Chad 

Authorities in Chad Must Refrain from Repetitive Internet Disruptions during Elections

Ahead of the Presidential elections campaigning in Chad, the authorities disrupted the internet on February 28, 2021, and attempted to restrict access to social...
Africa 

Annual Internet Rights Report 2020

The Internet has become a pivotal communication medium across all sectors of life, business, bank, education, governance, and politics, just to name a few....
KenyaTanzaniaUganda 

How the COVID-19 Fight Has Hurt Digital Rights in East Africa

By Paul Kimumwe, Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA).  The fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in Kenya, Tanzania, and...
Uganda 

AFEX Calls on Uganda Authorities to Ensure Safety of Journalists, Keep the Internet On during Elections

Ugandans go to the polls to elect a President on January 14, 2021, in a tensed context which has seen several journalists assaulted, arrested,...
Nigeria 

MRA Condemns Blocking of Three Websites Associated With #EndSARS Protests

Lagos, Tuesday, December 1, 2020: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned the apparent surreptitious blocking of three websites associated with the #EndSARS protests in...
Ethiopia 

Ethiopia’s Press Freedom Dreams under Abiy Ahmed Turning into Nightmare

Before Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali came to power in 2018, the country was known for its infamous blocking of websites and jamming of...
Lesotho 

Lesotho: Proposed Internet Broadcasting Rules Will Stifle Free Speech

The Lesotho government, through the Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA), has proposed new regulations that stipulate that individuals with more than 100 followers on social...
Africa 

African Experts Call for Vigilance and Collaboration to Push Back Problematic COVID-19 Measures that Compromise Data Privacy and Protection

Experts in Africa have urged civil society and the public to maintain vigilance on the COVID-19 laws, policies and practices on data protection and...
EthiopiaTogo 

Good News, Bad News: A Story of Internet Shutdowns in Togo And Ethiopia

The pushback against internet shutdowns in Africa received a boost last month when the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court of...
Zimbabwe 

Zimababwean Government Urged To Enact Cybersecurity Bill In Line With Continental Benchmarks

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zimbabwe and other civil society organisations have petitioned the country's speaker of Parliament over the draft Zimbabwean...