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People wait at a mobile phone agent's kiosk in Kampala, Uganda, 18 January 2021, following the partial restoring of the internet after an almost complete blackout. YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images

Taxes on internet usage slow down ICT growth

A look at digital taxes enforced in a number of African countries shows that internet services become less accessible to the public and the taxes result in the obstruction of citizens’ digital rights.

A general view of the House of Representatives, in Monrovia, Liberia, 27 September 2017, CRISTINA ALDEHUELA/AFP via Getty Images

Liberian MP orders police to arrest journalist

Despite identifying himself as a journalist, Nyantee Togba was arrested on the orders of Representative Hanson Kiazolu whilst covering a demonstration outside the legislator’s home.

Reporters are on the scene as a police officer arrests a protestor during a demonstration against the re-opening of the Lekki toll plaza in Lagos, Nigeria, 13 February 2021, Adeyinka Yusuf/Majority World/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

MRA files a suit against the Nigerian government for failing to protect journalists

Media Rights Agenda takes the legal route to ensure the Nigerian federal government’s accountability in guaranteeing the safety of journalists and to highlight its failure to investigate attacks against journalists and prosecute perpetrators.