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Deluge of digital repression threatens African security

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African governments are using the pretext of security to restrict digital communications and citizens’ rights. In the process, they are inadvertently contributing to economic...

Burkina Faso says it cut internet under national defence provision

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Burkina Faso's government said on Monday it had cut mobile internet access in the country under a legal provision related to national defence and...

Sudan court orders restoral of internet, but no sign of services...

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A Sudanese court ordered the country's three main telecommunications providers to restore internet access, as the country entered its sixteenth day of an internet...

Internet disrupted, streets quiet in South Sudan after call for protests

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Internet services in South Sudan were disrupted on Monday and security forces patrolled the streets after activists called for protests against President Salva Kiir's...

Russia disconnected from global internet in tests – RBC daily

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Russia managed to disconnect from the global internet during tests in June and July, the RBC daily reported on Thursday, citing documents from the...

Ethiopia told not to shut Internet down

A senior United Nations official urged Ethiopia to stop shutting the internet without legal basis and revise a draft law curbing hate speech to...

Police need intercept tools as mobile networks develop

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European law enforcement agencies set to lose the ability to tap criminals’ mobile devices with the launch of 5G technology must be brought into...

Court orders Sudan internet blackout stopped

A Sudanese court ordered telecoms operator Zain Sudan to restore internet services, a lawyer said, after they were severed three weeks ago when security...

Ethiopia internet down

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Authorities shut Internet access in eastern Ethiopia amid an outbreak of violence, residents said, a sign of challenges facing reformist Prime Minister...

Internet crackdown in Tanzania

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Tanzania briefly detained two musicians, including one of the country's most popular singers, after they posted video clips deemed obscene by authorities,...

The off switch: African rulers’ weapon against web-based dissent

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Rapidly expanding access to the internet across Africa is helping grassroots opposition movements take on once-invulnerable regimes. Many entrenched rulers have a...

Internet blocked in Togo

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Togolese authorities blocked Internet access on Thursday as opponents of President Faure Gnassingbe marched for a second day against his family's 50-year...

Internet access in Ethiopia cut off

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Ethiopia has cut internet access nationwide until at least June 8 to try and stop cheats from posting high school exam papers...

Cameroon orders internet restored to Anglophone region

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Cameroon's government has restored the internet to its restive Anglophone region, three months after cutting it amid protests against the predominantly French-speaking...

Conference seeks cooperation on cyberspace

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Ministers, tech executives and Internet activists from around the world gather in London to discuss how to tackle security threats and crime...

Shock image threshold falls under Internet pressure

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The threshold for publishing gruesome images like those of Muammar Gaddafi's death is falling as the Internet and social media make many...

Activists meet to defend Internet from state control

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Internet activists will this week make an 11th-hour attempt to stop governments seizing more control of the Web that has fuelled Arab...

Most Asian nations realizing Internet cannot be tamed

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It's not just dictators. Governments around the world, many of them popularly elected, have tried for years to control the Internet and...

Somali rebels join forces in cyberspace: UN report

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Armed rebel groups in Somalia are using the Internet for fundraising and recruitment, and they achieve better results through the Web than...

UN examines terrorist’s use of the Internet

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Terrorists' use of the Internet including how it is utilized to recruit, organize criminal acts and raise money was the focus of...

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