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IFF2018: Experts Assess State of Internet Freedom in Africa

27 Apr

The Internet is rapidly changing every aspect of life in Africa, one expert says.

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AFRICA: Experts Call for Replication of Nigeria’s Digital Rights Bill

25 Apr

‘This would be seen as a challenge to other African countries. It would be great for Nigeria to set a good example in this area.’

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Abuja to host Africa at the 2018 Internet Freedom Forum

24 Apr

The forum comes at an important time when many Africans fear for their freedom online, Paradigm Initiative says.

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West Africa is a gold field for cyber criminals – Report

20 Jul

West Africa’s finance sector most vulnerable to cyber attack, says new report (Photo Credit: Mantle Thought)

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Gambia jails blogger Sait Matty Jaw again

11 Dec
Sait Matty Jaw's photo taken at Goree Island, Senegal - #Orangeurhood shows his support to end violance against women (Photo Credit: SaitMattyJaw/Facebook)

Sait Matty Jaw’s photo taken at Goree Island, Senegal – #Orangeurhood shows his support to end violence against women (Photo Credit: SaitMattyJaw/Facebook)

By Modou S. Joof

A lower court in Banjul, Gambia‘s capital, has sent to jail Mr. Sait Matty Jaw, a blogger and an administrator at the government-owned University, over allegations of “conspiracy”, “failure to register a business”, and “disobeying statutory duty”.

FPI understands the charges stem from a research on “good governance and corruption” that he and two others: a Ghanian, Seth Yaw Kandeh and, a Nigerian, Olufemi Erinle Titus were involved.  They’ve all denied the charges but have been remanded.

On Wednesday, the Banjul Magistrates’ Court, also called BMC, heard from a State lawyer, Abdourahman Bah, that the three had in October 2014 conspired to commit an offence by “operating and carrying out business without registration”. Continue reading

Outrage intensify over schoolgirls abduction in Nigeria

9 May
Boko Haram

Image depicts Boko Haram (Photo credit: AK Rockefeller)

By Modou S. Joof

There has been global outrage over the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls by the militant group Boko Haram on April 14.

Public protests are holding in Nigeria and across the world while the hashtag (#BringBackOurGirls) gains widespread notice on social media. The girls were taken from a school in the northern state of Borno and there whereabouts remains unknown amid growing anger in Nigeria.

In The Gambia, the Committee on Harmful Traditional Practices, Gamcotrap, and the Child Protection Alliance, CPA, has expressed a message of solidarity to Nigerian government and families of the girls. Continue reading

Goodluck Jonathan due in Banjul Wednesday

4 Nov
Goodluck Jonathan, Executive Governor of Bayel...

President Jonathan (in black) is visiting Gambia on November 6, 2013 (Photo credit: IITA Image Library)

By Modou S. Joof 

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan is due in Banjul, The Gambian capital on Wednesday for a two-day visit which officials say is intended “to strengthen cooperation” between Abuja and Banjul. Continue reading

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