The DR Congo Tops the Internet Shutdown Ranking in Africa and 5th in the World

An internet shutdown occurs when someone (usually the government) intentionally disrupts the internet or mobile apps to control what people say or do. When it comes to curbing dissent and freedom of expression, some governments take the drastic step of shutting down the internet. Across the world, internet shutdowns and deliberate slowdowns are becoming more

By |2018-08-29T15:53:00+00:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: Internet, News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Internet Shutdowns on the Increase Worldwide

The UNESCO has warned that the number of internet shutdowns is on the increase worldwide. According to data provided by digital rights platform accessnow.org, internet access has been curbed 116 times in 30 countries since January 2016. India is far in the lead with 54 shutdowns, followed by neighboring Pakistan that had 10 digital blackouts. By definition, an

By |2017-11-08T09:01:32+00:00November 8th, 2017|Categories: Internet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Droits Numériques: Poursuivre les Gouvernements quand ils Violent Nos Libertés en Ligne

L'Afrique dans son ensemble est confrontée à une crise critique en matière de droits numériques. Les interruptions d'internet sont en hausse, la violation de la vie privée devient courante et les accusations arbitraires ainsi que les poursuites contre les journalistes, les blogueurs et les citoyens ordinaires sur les opinions critiques exprimées sur internet sont endémiques.

By |2017-10-17T06:33:45+00:00October 17th, 2017|Categories: Internet, News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Internet on Mobile Phones, Free and for All

Mobile network operators partner with Facebook to turn on the Free Basics app and website with zero data charges. A partnership between Facebook, Orange and Airtel, Congolese mobile operators, now enables almost everyone to access certain websites thanks to a simple 50-unit calls and text messages top-up. It’s a real revolution towards free and universal access

By |2017-10-03T07:56:53+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Categories: SDGs 2030|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Fastest Internet in Africa: Kenya tops at 13.7Mbps and the DRC is last at 0.55Mbps broadband

We aren’t particularly known in Africa for our internet connectedness, in fact, as you may already know, we sit behind the rest of the world in this space. But that’s not to say that some countries aren’t striving ahead in connectivity. Today we take an in-depth look at Africa’s most connected countries and some of

By |2017-09-22T07:48:56+00:00September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Internet, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

15 Important Pros and Cons of Biometric Authentication

Congolese pay a minimum of USD $185 - The DRC's biometric passport is the most expensive in the world. Biometric is a security mechanism used for authentication and providing access to an individual based on verification of one’s physical characteristics which are pre-stored in a biometric security system or scanner. It is the technology used

By |2017-09-18T07:01:52+00:00September 18th, 2017|Categories: Reviews, Top News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Slow Down of Internet in DRC is an Appalling Attack on Freedom of Expression

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ordered internet capacity slowed down to make it hard to transmit images on social media. In a signed letter, first reported by Reuters and then circulated by civil society on Twitter, Oscar Manikunda Musata, the post and telecommunications chief regulator, instructs the General Director of Orange DRC to take preventative measures to

By |2017-09-07T07:50:52+00:00September 7th, 2017|Categories: Internet, News, Top News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

En Afrique, Comment se Connecter à Internet à Peu de Frais?

En Afrique, Facebook a développé un service qui - grâce à des partenariats noués avec les opérateurs - permet de profiter d’une connexion gratuite à Internet. Mais cette gratuité se limite à certains sites Internet dont celui de Facebook. Une pratique remettant en cause le libre accès au web pour les plus pauvres. Témoignages à

By |2017-09-07T06:54:45+00:00September 7th, 2017|Categories: Internet, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How Applicable is the Multistakeholder Approach to Internet Governance in Africa?

What is the value for Africans in international Internet Governance processes if the approach towards Internet governance on the continent has not fully embraced the multi-stakeholder model? This was among the concerns heard during debates at the 11th Internet Governance Forum (IGF), as some participants questioned the applicability of the global internet governance agenda to

By |2017-08-01T10:13:43+00:00August 1st, 2017|Categories: Internet, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

La RDC Classée 161ème sur 165 Nations sur l’Indice de Cybersécurité

La Republique Democratique du Congo (RDC) est classée 161ème sur 165 nations dans l'indice mondial qui mesure l'engagement des nations à travers le monde à la cybersécurité. Le deuxième Indice Mondial de la Cybersécurité (IMC) (en anglais: GCI), publié par l'Organisation des télécommunications de l'ONU (UIT), a déclaré que la moitié environ de tous les