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Colonial Laws Stunt Internet Freedoms in Tanzania

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By Juliet Nanfuka Tanzania’s port of Dar es Saalam is one of the landing stations of the Eastern Africa Submarine Cable ...

Vodafone Reveals Government Requests for Subscriber Information

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By Ashnah Kalemera & Juliet N. Nanfuka The true extent of governments’ surveillance and monitoring of citizens’ communications across the world ...

SMS System Boosts Reporting of Human Rights Abuses in Tanzania

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Growing the capacity of citizens and civic groups including human rights networks to use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to ...

Uganda: When National Security Trumps Citizens’ Internet Freedoms

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The Ugandan telecommunications sector was liberalised in 1998, resulting in an influx of service providers - there are currently four ...

Internet Freedom in Kenya: Balancing Hate Speech And Free Speech

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By Juliet N. Nanfuka As of May 2014, up to 52% of Kenya’s population had access to the internet. This was ...

Open Data: Can it Play a Role in Poverty Eradication?

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By Emily Mullins Open data is widely believed to have the potential to positively influence transparent and accountable governance across the ...