Sources Archives: International Liaison Office

African Union Convention on Cybersecurity and Personal Data Protection

The African Union Convention on Cybersecurity and Personal Data Protection was adopted the 23rd Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union which concluded in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on 27 June 2014. The Convention, which substantively brings the language of ‘privacy’ at this level seeks to establish a legal framework for Cyber-security and Personal [...]

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EU-Africa Summit 2014

The 4th EU-Africa Summit brought together more than 60 EU and African leaders, and a total of 90 delegations, to discuss the future of EU-Africa relations and reinforce links between the two continents. In the summit declaration, leaders highlighted the close nature of EU-Africa relations and the shared values of democracy, respect for human rights, [...]

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Protecting the right to privacy in Africa in the digital age

As most African states seek to consolidate democratic gains and work on sustaining peace and stability, the continent is facing a variety of new threats, including those posed by cybercrime and terrorism. These security threats are real, some of them are new, and therefore legitimate national security considerations and the necessities of law enforcement may [...]

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Zimbabwe going forward: SAPES-NED Conference, May 2014

SAPES Trust and the U.S National Endowment for Democracy (NED) held an international conference in Zimbabwe from 5 to 6 May 2014. The International conference was aimed to build on two previous conferences in July 2012 “Re-thinking Zimbabwe” and July 2013 “Beyond Elections in Zimbabwe”, hosted by NED in Washington DC. Sapes Trust led a [...]

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African Commission must protect online rights

In a paper presented at the NGO Forum of the African Commission 55th Session, the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO forum made the case that “Whilst new technologies may hold great benefits for the developing world, without strong legal frameworks ensuring that rights are adequately protected, they can also pose serious threats to the fundamental human [...]

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