Associate Fellow


As a researcher, Dickson Ajisafe is passionate about sustainable peace, international security, transnational terrorism, radicalisation, violent extremism and human development in Africa, Europe, Middle-East and other hemispheres. He is a PhD candidate, specialising in International Relations at the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria. He possesses a Master degree in African and European Cultural Relations at the University of Pretoria, a year Master studies in Politics and Public Administration at Konstanz University, Germany and a Master degree in International Relations from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria.
Dickson has participated in international seminars, workshops, professional training and academic discussions in Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Austria, Belgium, France, and Hungary. He is a recipient of international scholarships, training and professional awards from South Africa, the USA, the UK, Belgium, Germany, Russia and Norway. His story of accomplishment has been featured by the European Commission in ESAA magazine, Pretoria News, GovInn Webpage and UP WebNews. Dickson is skilled in research, capacity building, training, human development, project and programme management.


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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.


Read further at: ICTs and Human Rights in Africa