2019 has hardly taken any shape, yet there has already been a succession of Internet shutdowns across Africa. These shutdowns have come as governments attempt to narrow and shutdown spectrums of acceptable opi§nion and freedom of expression. These shutdowns have been affected either as citizens demand justice, better service delivery, human rights and free and fairREAD MORE
Digital authoritarianism is rapidly becoming fashionable in Africa. In 2018, Access Now recorded 21 shutdowns in Africa, a sharp rise from 13 shutdowns in 2017. In that period, the longest shutdown was reported in Cameroon where it lasted at least 230 days. Similar trends were noted globally – from 75 shutdowns in 2016, incidents ofREAD MORE
The problem is Parliament's refusal to comply. The constitution says when that happens, we mustn't #AcceptAndMoveOn. However long it takes, we must be willing to keep dissolving Parliament till it complies. That's how we defend the constitution.This sadly falls far short of that. twitter.com/RailaOdi…
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