#FASTAfrica Week of Action

By Web We Want | We want Internet that is FAST, AFFORDABLE, SAFE and TRANSPARENT(F.A.S.T) for ALL because lives, livelihoods and development in Africa depend on it. African leaders have promised to connect everyone by 2020, but the continent still has the slowest and most expensive Internet in the world and only 20% of people are online.

May 1 – 7…

African Women’s Safety Online in the Sustainable Development Goals Era

By Ashnah Kalemera |

On March 8, the world will commemorate International Women’s Day under the  theme “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it up for Gender Equality”. According to the United Nations, the theme is a reflection of the Sustainable Development Goals related to gender equality and empowerment of all girls and women. However, affronts to women’s rights over the years have…

What Should be on the 2016 Agenda for Internet Freedom in Africa?

By CIPESA Writer |

Towards the end of 2015, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) under the OpenNet Africa initiative convened some of Africa’s leading thought leaders to discuss the various facets of internet freedom in Africa.

The Forum on Internet Freedom in East Africa is one of very few gatherings that assemble an African audience within the continent to discuss matters related to…