Category Archives: From the press

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...

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...

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...

Uganda: The Challenge of Accessing Public Information

The inhabitants of Bushenyi District in Uganda have seen their right to access in­formation blatantly violated by public bodies; reflecting the plight of thousands of...

Uganda Revises ICT Policy

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...

Seacom Expands Into Mozambique

By Farzana Rasool, ITWeb journalist. Seacom has signed a master services agreement with Telecomunicações de Moçambique to allow access to the largest and most distributed...

New Trends in ICT Could Foster African Development

Addis Ababa, 04 May 2011 (ECA) – Experts attending a session on new ICT trends in relation to fostering industrialisation and socio-economic development expressed optimism...