Internet Freedom

Total 28 Posts

Internet shutdowns don't work

Shutting down or controlling access to the internet has become a go-to strategy among some African states who want to control the political narrative.

What if the Internet is shutdown during the elections in Nigeria?

Afrika has witnessed a fair share of Internet shutdowns especially around elections. With the upcoming Nigerian elections, it is better to be prepared just in case the government decides to shut down the Internet.

The Democratic Republic of Congo's Internet shutdown

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) authorities shut down the Internet and other telecommunications services on 31 December 2018 in a bid to stop what they termed “rumor mongering."

Shining light on the "Dark Web"

Begun as part of efforts to preserve online anonymity and privacy, Freenet, Tor and the Invisible Internet Project are, like the rest of the web, home to both crime and free expression.

Benin has introduced a social media tax

Benin joins Uganda and other Afrikan in taxing citizens for using the Internet.

Mali's Internet shutdown on the eve of elections

On the eve of the presidential run-off elections on 11 August 2018, authorities in Mali went ahead to restrict Internet access in the country. The Internet shutdown has been confirmed by on the ground reports from people in Bamako and Gao Internet users living in Bamako or Gao. Mali is

Uganda tightens grip, orders ISPs to block pornography

It appears that Ugandan authorities are tightening their grip on how the Internet is accessed and used in the east Afrikan country. This is because the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) has instructed telecommunications companies and Internet Service Providers (ISPs)to block local and international pornography websites. Godfrey Mutabazi, Executive Director