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Call for Evaluation Consultant: ICT4Democracy in East Africa Network

call The Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) is seeking an evaluation consultant to establish the achievements, outcome and challenges registered...

ICT in Governance in Kenya – Policies and Practice

Kenya High Court Web “In November 2014, internet statistics source Socialbakers estimated that there were 3.6 million Kenyans on Facebook, with 64% of them male and 36% female. The majority...

Analysis of ICT in Governance Policies and Practice in Uganda

Parliament-Of-Uganda In our research series this month, we review government and non-government ICT initiatives in Uganda. We examine how ICT-related policies and other legislation affect citizen...

Hunting Down Social Media ‘Abusers’ in Uganda as Elections Near

EditedElections By CIPESA Staff | As Uganda draws closer to the February 2016 presidential elections, the fever of anxiety in government corridors is rising. Over the years,...

Reflections on Uganda’s Draft Data Protection and Privacy Bill, 2014

Data Towards the end of 2014, Uganda’s government through the National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U), Ministry of Information Communication and Technology (MoICT) and the Ministry of...

In Search of Local Knowledge on ICTS in Africa

Carnegie-LIT-REVIEW-Cover By reviewing and comparing literature on the role of ICTs in statebuilding and peacebuilding in Africa, with a particular focus on neighboring Somalia, Kenya, and...

Citizens’ Use of ICTs in Social Accountability in Uganda’s Kasese District

15991447414_4c8f6c4f3c_z By Ashnah Kalemera The eSociety Resource Centre Kasese is a community centre hosted by the Kasese district local government in Western Uganda. It acts as...

Colonial Laws Stunt Internet Freedoms in Tanzania

tanzania1 By Juliet Nanfuka Tanzania’s port of Dar es Saalam is one of the landing stations of the Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSy). However, the...

Uganda: When National Security Trumps Citizens’ Internet Freedoms

uganda1 The Ugandan telecommunications sector was liberalised in 1998, resulting in an influx of service providers – there are currently four major mobile telecom operators and...

Internet Freedom in Kenya: Balancing Hate Speech And Free Speech

kenya1 By Juliet N. Nanfuka As of May 2014, up to 52% of Kenya’s population had access to the internet. This was much higher than in...