African governments are one class of stakeholders that must contribute to the shaping of internet policy in a way that promotes safe, inclusive use of the internet in each of Africa’s respective countries. On paper, this is an easy proposition, but the reality is different.
To say I was excited when I received the good news of my acceptance to the seventh edition of the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) would be an understatement. I was really over the moon!
My biggest takeaway at the School is how people from different backgrounds were put in new roles to advocate for best interest positions based on their new roles and were able to reach a consensus report.
By Daniel Mwesigwa At its founding, in the late 80s, the internet promised to democratize information, level uneven grounds, and the destroy barriers associated with distance, space, and time. Through promoting communication, coordination, integration at a pace and scale beyond
By Chenai Chair Africa continues to work towards addressing the internet access and use divide. However, we now need to find a seat at the table of emerging data-driven solutions. These technologies offer the potential to make life easier and
Recent · FABRICS, Emerging AI Readiness, by Alex Comninos and Martin Konzett, First Edition, 2018, ISBN 978-3-200-05921-4 A lot of industries seem to be overwhelmed by the rise of artificial intelligence (AI). Some proponents dream of utopias, while some opponents
By Oyindamola Gbemisola Sogunro The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) defines internet governance as the development and application by governments, the private sector and civil society of shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures and programmes that shape the evolution
By Sandra Chimpala Negative. That’s the ultimate effect in one word! Social media taxes are taxes charged for the use of social media platforms. We have seen their implementation in a few African countries, including Uganda ($0.05 per day), Tanzania
by Karabo Rajuili What is the internet we want? This was a question posed by one of the panels at the 7th African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF), held from the 4-6 November 2018 in Khartoum, Sudan. The question is increasingly
By Rebecca Ryakitimbo Africa’s quest to counter fake news, which could also be described as a “fear of criticism”, has become increasingly problematic in light of the recent creation of vague laws to address this challenge. The big men of