United Nations

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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.

Africa needs effective technology policies

Technology and innovation have been the backbone of African economic success over the last two decades but Internet and Internet-related penetration remained limited. As such,

Network of drone testing corridors extended

Sierra Leone and Namibia become part of a global network of drone testing corridors for humanitarian projects.

Africa in the digital era

This year's Adebayo Adedeji Annual lecture focused around the question of digital transformation in Africa.