FIFAfrica21 | Set to kick off next week on September 27, 2021 and taking on a hybrid approach blending virtual and physical engagements, the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2021 (FIFAfrica21) will feature six remote hubs in five countries – the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. The hubs are […] Read more

Call for Applications | Do you want to use data for advocacy but you’re not sure where to start? Would you like to transform statistics into compelling stories? Are you passionate about a digital rights cause, and want to convince others to join your efforts? In the lead up to the Forum on Internet Freedom in […] Read more

By Ashnah Kalemera |  The Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) is pleased to announce that a total of USD 150,000 has been awarded to 13 entities under the fifth round of the Africa Digital Rights Fund (ADRF). Now in its second year, the latest round brings to USD 564,000, […] Read more

#FIFAfrica21 | On September 28-30, 2021 the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) will host the eighth edition of the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (#FIFAfrica21). Now in its second year as a hybrid pan-African and global event, the Forum has grown to inform best practice on digital rights […] Read more

By Edrine Wanyama | The Lesotho government has drafted the Communications (Subscriber Identity Module and Mobile Device Registration) Regulations, 2021 pursuant to section 55 of the Communications Act, 2012. The proposed regulations provide a regulatory framework for registering subscribers of mobile telecommunications services utilising SIM and mobile devices in, and establish a Central Database of subscribers.  […] Read more

Par Ashnah Kalemera et Simone Toussi | L’utilisation croissante des technologies numériques en Afrique est entrain de faciliter les activités de traite de personnes dans la région. Cependant, ces mêmes technologies peuvent être mises à profit pour lutter contre ce fléau qui sévit sur le continent. Avec le soutien du Fonds Africain pour les Droits Numériques […] Read more

By Israel Nyoh | The Internet Society and the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) recently signed an agreement to work together for an open, secure, and trustworthy Internet for Africa. A digital revolution is transforming markets and societies across Africa. Digitalization is helping governments to generate more income, while enabling […] Read more

Open Letter | Strengthening the digital security of at-risk groups and organisations amidst growing digital rights attacks in Africa has become increasingly crucial. However, inadequate device security is undermining such efforts. Investigations by Privacy International have revealed that TECNO – a phone manufacturer with an estimated 47% market share in East Africa and widely used […] Read more

Call for Applications | The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) is calling for applications from suitably qualified individuals interested in the nuts and bolts of digital rights advocacy to apply for a two-day virtual training. The training, which is scheduled for August 25th and 26th 2021, targets human rights defenders, […] Read more

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