Africa

2016: A year in preview

2015 started off with more than a little degree of uncertainty. Thirteen years ago I launched kiwanja.net not really knowing whether there was really much of a long-term demand for what I had to offer. But it was worth a go.

Happy Holidays from IREX to You!

From around the world, IREX staff wish supporters, participants, partners, alumni, and friends a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year.

Mozambique Journalist Works to Improve Lives of Women

Albertina Luís is a community radio journalist who lives in the district of Mocuba, in the province of Zambézia, where recently the number of cases of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) against women and girls has been on the rise.

Breaking the Cycle of Violence: A Global Challenge for Youth

If given the chance and the right tools, young people can create a culture without abuse and violence. Jasmine Uribe knows this well as National Youth Organizing Manager at Break the Cycle

South Africa Cybercrimes Bill will be impossible to implement without violating rights

2 December 2015
(APC for APCNews)

Cyber security is essential for the exercise of both online and offline rights, as it is key to privacy and the protection of personal data. At APC we understand the need for a cyber crime and cyber security bill to make South Africa a safer place online.

Startup Governance in Silicon Savannah

There have been a lot of negative rumors and one-sided stories across Kenyan social media of late about the business changes at Angani, a Nairobi-based Cloud services company, and the subsequent platform outages that occurred. It’s an unfortunate state, as people I’ve known and respected for many years have not tried to get the “other side of the story”.

Avis Momeni from PROTEGE QV: "Access to information and technologies can help communities lift themselves out of poverty"

21 November 2015
(Caroline Tagny for APCNews)

“The work we do within APC is complementary and there are many members who care about and work on community issues,

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