Net Neutrality

Uganda Blocks Access to Social Media, VPNs and Dating Sites as New Tax Takes Effect

By Juliet Nanfuka |

As of midnight on July 1, 2018, telecom companies in Uganda blocked access to social media platforms for all users and required them to pay a newly introduced Over-The-Top” (OTT) tax before regaining access. The tax resulted from a March 2018 presidential directive for social media to be taxed to raise resources “to cope with the consequences” of…

Facebook’s A strategic project bridging the African digital divide?

By Arthur Gwagwa

The debate on net neutrality pitting the haves and have-nots is not a new one in projects that draws multiple stakeholders from the global north and south. Although these hemispheres are under one sky, their perspectives on what development entails have different horizons. The scathing criticism of, though based on principle, needs to descend to the realm…