Restrictions by African governments results in escalated use of technology

Recent articles in Africa

The Twitter app is seen on a smartphone, Berlin, Germany, 24 April 2021. In Nigeria, access to the service has been blocked due to a government directive. Fabian Sommer/picture alliance via Getty Images

Nigeria’s Twitter ban is in violation of citizens FoE and ATI rights

Media Rights Agenda and International Press Centre consider lodging a formal complaint with the African Union if the Nigerian government does not rescind the ban on Twitter.

Police officers stand guard at the entrance to the Magistrate court in Harare, Zimbabwe, 6 April 2021, Tafadzwa Ufumeli/Getty Images

Imprisoned Zimbabwean journalist Jeffrey Moyo mistreated

Zimbabwean journalist Jeffrey Moyo is denied bail on the basis that he “poses a flight risk and is a threat to national security”.

Military Police officers check the travel permits of travellers at a roadblock in Gaborone, Botswana, 5 April 2020, MONIRUL BHUIYAN/AFP via Getty Images

5 staff members at Botswana’s “Moeladilotlhoko News Boiler” charged with criminal trespass

Investigations into the disappearance of Obakeng Badubi in January, results in “Moeladilotlhoko News Boiler” staff facing charges of seditious treason and criminal trespass.