By Jimmy Kainja | Malawian lecturer and  blogger, Jimmy Kainja participated at the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2017. He shares some insights on fake news and internet shutdowns post the Forum. In 2016 after attending my first Re:publica, a techie conference in Berlin, I wrote of a need for Africa to have what I […] Read More

Report Launch | Internet shutdowns in Sub-Saharan Africa have cost the region up to US$ 237 million since 2015, according to a report to be released by the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA). Using a newly developed framework, the report estimates the cost of internet shutdowns in 10 African […] Read More

About FIFAfrica

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) and the Association for Progressive Communication (APC) are proud to co-host the 2017 edition of the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica). This year’s Forum will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, thus expanding the physical footprint of the Forum which has since inception in 2014 […] Read More

Press Statement | On September 27–29, 2017, the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2017 (FIFAfrica17) will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The landmark event convenes various stakeholders from the internet governance and online rights arenas in Africa and beyond to deliberate on gaps, concerns and opportunities for advancing privacy, access to information, free […] Read More

By Lilian Nalwoga | The Uganda government has identified Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as one of the key drivers of socio-economic transformation in the country. This is evidenced in its presence as a priority in national development frameworks such as Vision 2040 and the National Development Plan II (NDP II) which spans from 2015 […] Read More

FIFAfrica17 | The Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) 2017 is now just a few weeks away and indeed, we are working to ensure the delivery of an insightful, engaging Forum. As such, below are some updates and key information to facilitate your planning and participation at the Forum. Venue The Forum will be […] Read More

By Edrine Wanyama | Uganda’s Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector is credited with contributing 20% to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2016. While the level of adoption of technology as a key component of operations within the sector remains unclear, its effective utilisation requires entities to also embrace safety and security measures […] Read More

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