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Is Uganda Ready for Oil Revenues?

Following the discovery of substantial petroleum deposits in Uganda, expectations are high that oil revenues will lead to economic prosperity and improved standards of living. However, if not handled properly, oil revenues can exacerbate the resourc…

Pour le Meilleur Comme le Pire, plus de Guinéens font Recours aux Médias Digitaux / For Better or Worse, more Guineans are using Digital Media

In the face of continuous technological change, the information consumption habits of Guineans are also changing. Although radio remains the most popular source of information, it is being challenged by television, and the Internet and social networ…

Why Access to Information is Essential for Democratic Elections in Africa

Though Africa has developed several normative frameworks and legal instruments defining democratic elections, the wider dissemination of relevant information during the electoral process remains a challenge, putting the credibility of the process in…

State of Internet Freedom in Africa 2020: Resetting Digital Rights Amidst the COVID-19 Fallout

The fight against COVID-19 has had a fundamental impact on digital rights and freedoms including freedom of expression, access to information, privacy, assembly and association. It has also undermined civic participation and, in many countries, deep…

Access Denied: Freedom of Information in Africa Falls Short of Public Expectations

The African Platform on Access to Information (2011), adopted a decade ago by a group of leading African media and information stakeholders, recognizes access to information as a fundamental human right. Since endorsed by the African Commission on H…

Assessing the Barriers to Accessing ICT to People with Disability in Tanzania

Persons with disabilities are among the most vulnerable groups in Tanzania. Like in many other countries, they are often under-educated, untrained, unemployed or underemployed, and poor. As such, they face numerous challenges including limited acces…

State of Internet Freedom in Africa 2021: Effects of State Surveillance on Democratic Participation in Africa

Africa has increasingly become digitalised with technology playing a pivotal role in learning, working, and public participation. However, there is growing concern that rising state surveillance is not only undermining African citizens’ digital righ…

Assessing the Barriers to Accessing ICT by People with Disabilities in Uganda

Although the Uganda government has enacted a number of progressive laws that provide for the rights of access to information and use of ICT by persons with disabilities, the majority have largely remained on paper as key provisions are not being imp…

Assessing the Barriers to Accessing ICT by People with Disability in Kenya

This study has presented an analysis of the current legal and policy framework in relation to ICT, access to information and disability in Kenya. It has also presented the realities of access to and use of ICT for persons with disabilities including…

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