United Nations

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Africans are charged over 3 times more the affordable mobile Internet rate

A report has found that mobile data costs in Africa are 3,5 times the "affordable" threshold. This is said to be as a result of low-level competition in most countries which is pushing up prices.

Plugging the data gap in developing countries

Ghana's Omar Seidu was speaking at the Data For Now event on 25 September 2019 at Ford Foundation in New York. Seidu said investing in national statistical offices is key to achieving #Data4Now.

Collection of refugees biometric data puts them at risk

Another problem related to aid organizations collecting biometric data from refugees is that when such data is collected, refugees are not in a position to make an informed decision on whether or not to agree.

Celebrating Africa’s digital potential

The next wave of global digital innovations and apps will likely come from Africa and be taken to the rest of the world. Africa’s young population could be its greatest asset in an age where many other regions in the world are aging.

Advocate Tlakula to serve at the UN

Advocate Pansy Tlakula has been elected to serve on the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). She will still continue to work as the chairperson of the Information Regulator (South Africa).

App to reunite families in South Sudan

The United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) and the charity Save the Children have launched an app in South Sudan that should help with re-uniting parents with their children who they were separated from during the country's 5-year war.

Sudan ordered to end Internet shutdown

The UN Human Rights Council has unequivocally condemned measures to intentionally prevent or disrupt access to or dissemination of information online in Sudan. This comes after the military ordered telecommunications companies to cut off the Internet.