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What do we talk about when we talk about technology-enabled violence? We mostly talk about online violence, or violence on the internet. Verbal abuse. Rape threats. Images spreading without consent. Surveillance. Much of this conversation centres on social media. And that’s not entirely off the mark; social media is a place where offline gender hierarchies are increasingly

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Global Village – Un Inventeur du FMF qui Résout les Problèmes du WiFi en Afrique

Un apprenti et inventeur en électronique de l'Installation de Maintenance de la Flotte au Cap-Breton (FMF CB) cherche à diffuser des communications Internet essentielles dans des régions isolées et sous-desservies d'Afrique. En Août, Nzolantima Swasisa s'est rendu dans son ancienne ville natale de Kinshasa, capitale de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), pendant 10 semaines

DR Congo: Easy Incubator, an Invention to Save Premature Babies

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - Young engineers of a nonprofit organization called 'CONGOLESTIC' have developed an incubator. The incubator is set to maintain an adjustable internal temperature, equipped with ultraviolet light to cure jaundice, the device can also monitor the child's heart rate and subcutaneous temperature. Connected to a mobile application, the incubator is

Pourquoi l’Afrique Francophone Peine à Exporter ses Innovations Technologiques

Les innovations africaines ne manquent pas. Le continent est même en pointe dans certains domaines, comme le paiement par mobile. Pourtant, les start-ups issues de pays africains francophones étaient peu nombreuses au dernier CES de Las Vegas, la grand-messe mondiale des nouvelles technologies. Il est important pour toutes les entreprises technologiques du monde de se

Innovation: Africa Has Taught Developing Nations How to Improve their Lives

Imagine giving birth in the dark. For those fortunate enough to have a charged smartphone, the husband will use the phone as a makeshift flashlight, enabling the doctor to see what his hands are doing. Or imagine bathing, cooking and cleaning with contaminated water, and feeling sediments of dirt brush up against your skin as

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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, 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

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

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

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

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

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