Digital rights in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya throttled by COVID-19 regulations
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Sports enthusiasts follow various games on screens at a sports betting shop, Nairobi, Kenya, 15 July 2019, SIMON MAINA/AFP via Getty Images

Ghanaian news site taken offline temporarily, over a piece on Kenya’s gambling industry, points to a surreptitious form of censorship based on a U.S. copyright law.

Strategies used to contain COVID-19 in Kenya have had a negative impact by violating freedom of expression and citizens’ privacy.

The African Internet Rights Alliance (AIRA) has urged two Special Rapporteurs to publicly call on Kenya and Nigeria to ensure that their cybercrimes laws do not restrict fundamental rights and freedoms during the COVID-19 pandemic.