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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+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Internet, Reviews|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+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Categories: Internet, News, Top 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+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: Internet, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Multistakeholder Dialogue for Inclusive Growth in Africa

The Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue (MSD) process is increasingly used in the international development ecosystem and has demonstrated its usefulness in transforming policy, ensuring transparent and inclusive decision making, growth, and strengthening networks. The technique is more and more recognised and used as a method to facilitate collaborations. In the UN systems, it is used in ensuring

By | 2017-08-01T08:17:06+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Categories: SDGs 2030|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

From MDGs to SDGs, What Have We Learnt?

“The post-2015 development framework is likely to have the best development impact if it emerges from an inclusive, open and transparent process with multistakeholder participation.” UN Secretary General’s report released July 2011. Between 1990 and 2013, Africa (excluding North Africa) reduced hunger by around 23% 4 countries (Ghana, Angola, Malawi and Rwanda) achieved the target in 2013, 6 are

By | 2017-08-01T09:18:16+00:00 December 15th, 2015|Categories: SDGs 2030|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments