ICT and Human Rights in Africa

ICTs and Human Rights in Africa

Authored by Rebeka Gluhbegovic, Ella Abatan, Anita Acon, Toyin Ajao, Negar Fayazi, Mellissa Mlambo, Ruth Murambadoro, Jenna Town and Cori Wielenga

 

African countries are are extremely diverse in many respects, such as their levels of development, freedoms, government structures, but also in terms of their human rights situations. Whilst some countries are stable and enjoy relatively good human rights records, others have more problematic human rights predicament. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the state security forces and militias terrorise communities. In Sierra Leone, mining companies, in complicity with the government, have forcibly relocated families and hampered their access to food. In Zimbabwe, freedom of expression is seriously curtailed. In Egypt police brutality against Egyptians is endemic. Perpetrators range from governments, the military, paramilitaries, militias, terrorist groups and corporations.

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