Abdi Latif Dahir

More African governments are trying to control what’s being said on social media and blogs

Increasingly, African governments are looking at the internet as a threat and are using a motley of targeted shutdowns, surveillance, and arbitrary legislation to silence digital users.

A guide to staying online if the internet or social media gets blocked in your country

Governments usually direct telecommunication companies to block certain websites or completely shut down the telephone and internet network. The next time that happens, here are a few things you can do to avoid the blackouts:

Mobile innovation will help 2 billion more people get access to healthcare and education

From music to movies, from banking to buying food, mobile phones have revolutionized the way we access the world today.