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"In November 2014, internet statistics source Socialbakers estimated that there were 3.6 million Kenyans on Facebook, with 64% of them male and 36% female. The majority of Facebook users (75%) were aged 18-34 years. As of September 2015, the Kenyan Twitter account with the highest number of followers was @UKenyatta, the Kenyan President’s account that had […] Read More


As internet usage continues to grow in Africa, so does the interest by governments to monitor users’ online activities. This has led to a clash between internet rights promoters and governments in some African countries. On February 12–13, 2014, participants from several African civil society organisations involved in promoting human rights and internet rights convened […] Read More


The 2012 Africa-EU Cooperation Forum on ICT opened today, Wednesday November 28, 2012 in Lisbon, Portugal. Under the theme Teaming-up for a strengthened and coordinated approach to foster Euro-African innovative cooperation on ICT, the two day forum will bring together European and African stakeholders in the public and private sectors involved in collaborative ICT research […] Read More

By Samuel Nabwiiso  The ministry of Information and Communication Technology is developing a new telecommunication policy to allow fair competition in the market. The policy has three core objectives: to create a conducive environment for the establishment of a fully liberalized technology and a competitive telecommunications sector, to promote the roll out of telecommunication infrastructure […] Read More

Participants of the consultation meeting on the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy have called for government to change the name of the ministry of information, communication and technology (ICT) because it was confusing. One of the participants Sipho Dlamini said ICT fell under Science and Technology and the ministry needed to be renamed. However, […] Read More

During the last few years the relationship of African stakeholders with ICANN has received greater attention. Driven by a few key individuals within African governments, the technical community, and civil society organizations, the increased scrutiny has highlighted the importance of Internet governance issues for Africa. But the question hangs in the air: “Why should Africans […] Read More