How digital activism is helping African languages be part of a multilingual web

Opinions and commentary

The United Nations declared 2022-2032 the International Decade of Indigenous Languages, with the hope of creating a pathway for promoting mainstream linguistic diversity and multilingualism, including in the digital sphere. Currently, there are an estimated…

Digital rights feature prominently at African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights 68th session

Event reports

By Koliwe Majama

Digital rights featured prominently at the 68th session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), held virtually from 14 April to 4 May 2021. The session also provided a platform to take stock of the general state of the human rights situation on the continent and brought together, for frank…

An ideal framework for the accountable use of personal data by law enforcement and state security agencies

Opinions and commentary

The world is increasingly becoming digitised, with a significant amount of personal data being collected, stored and mined by different public and private sector players, in the various countries and communities, for one purpose or the other. Digitisation has increased efficiency of services and enhanced customer experiences of the same, as service providers take advantage of data-driven customer insights to…

The impact of COVID-19 on digital rights in Africa


This publication is a compilation of 19 articles by African researchers, academics, journalists, and human and digital rights activists on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on digital rights in Africa.

The articles were commissioned by the…

AfDec takes data protection to the regional internet governance forum

Event reports

AfDec takes data protection to the regional internet governance forum


In Africa, the need for robust data protection regulations has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic continues to move most human interaction online, efforts to mitigate the risks and effects of the Covid-19 virus have involved the use of digital technologies to manage…

2021 Uganda Elections: Open Letter to Alphabet Inc

Statements/Press releases

2021 Uganda Elections: Open Letter to Alphabet Inc.

The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition endorsed an open letter to Alphabet Inc, the parent company of Google services, in which they urged the tech giant to contest a request by the Ugandan government to ban over 14,…