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Collaboration on International ICT Policy in Eastern and Southern Africa (CIPESA)

South Africa 

South Africa’s Elections: A Call for Vigilance Amidst the Rising Tide of Disinformation

South Africa is holding its seventh general election today, May 29, 2024. Over 14,000 candidates are vying for seats as part of the 400...
South Africa 

South Africa’s Elections: A Call for Vigilance Amidst the Rising Tide of Disinformation

South Africa is holding its seventh general election today, May 29, 2024. Over 14,000 candidates are vying for seats as part of the 400...
Africa 

#IWD2024: Inspiring women’s inclusion in Africa

Today, the world celebrates International Women’s Day 2024 under the theme of #InspireInclusion, which encourages the realisation of a gender-equal world free of bias,...
Democratic Republic Of Congo 

Why it’s crucial for the Democratic Republic of Congo to keep the Internet on during its elections

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) heads to general elections on December 20, 2023 amidst considerable turbulence, including a deluge of disinformation and...
Africa 

African perspectives on operationalising UNESCO’s guidelines for regulating digital platforms

Across the world, governments are introducing laws to regulate online content. Many of these laws contain provisions that may lead to the increasing removal...
AfricaTanzania 

Tanzania Ministry of Information, Communication and Information Technology to Co-Host the 2023 Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa

The Ministry of Information, Communication and Information Technology of the United Republic of Tanzania has announced that it will co-host the 2023 edition of...
Uganda 

Technology and Health Data Governance in Africa: The Case of Uganda

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognised the potential of technology to enhance health outcomes. The WHO’s Global strategy on digital health 2020-2025 aims...
Sudan 

Conflict in Sudan Affecting Digital Communications and Critical Services Delivery

Sudan descended into a brutal armed conflict on April 15, 2023. The conflict pits the transitional government under the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) against...
Africa 

Tackling Threats to Media Freedom and Safety in The Digital Age

The proliferation of technology has created new opportunities for journalists and journalism in Africa, but it has also come with threats. For civil society,...
Sudan 

Sudan’s internet freedom landscape remains precarious three years after ouster of Al Bashir

By Khattab Hamad Over three years since the ouster of long-term authoritarian president Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s ongoing political crisis continues to present challenges for internet...