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Promoting Online Safety in Africa

SID2015 The global community on February 10 marked Safer Internet Day which promotes safe and responsible use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) mainly amongst children...

Are East African States Using ‘Terrorism’ to Stifle Internet Freedoms?

DSC_1064 By Edris Kisambira On May 23, 2014, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) launched a report on the State...

Q&A: Uganda Government Develops Social Media Guidelines

images The internet and indeed social media plays a key role in improving communication between citizens, government-to-government interactions and at government-to-citizen level. Social media, such as...

We are watching you! Tech helps Africans hold governments to account

130806155727-map-kibera-map-horizontal-gallery  By Loren Treisman (CNN) — With hundreds of millions of Africans owning mobile phones, citizens are becoming increasingly well connected. This is providing a powerful opportunity...

Open Development: The Engine for Uganda’s Advancement

IMG_1695 Press statement to commemorate the International Right to Know Day Kampala 28th September – Today is the International right to know Day. The International Right To...

Phone tapping: Uganda Govt seeks 200bn

By Edris Kiggundu The government is looking for Shs 205bn to purchase equipment and establish systems for the interception of communication and registration of simcards....

East African countries put IT spending on back burner

By Edris Kisambira Though East Africa as a region has been quick to adopt technology compared to other areas in Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and...

Kasese equipped with the use of ICT tools to share and disseminate information

As ICT becomes a necessity in our daily activities and operations, it has been approved that it’s quite easy to managed access and share information...

Making government accountable to citizens in Uganda and the region

Lillian Nalwoga from the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) coordinated research on open governance in Uganda as part of APC’s Action Research Network project. “Citizens, academia,...

Digitalizing Democracy: Initiatives in East Africa

By: Caroline Wamala A number of organizations in east Africa are using ICT to hold leaders accountable, fight corruption, monitor service delivery, and contribute to...