African governments learn to block the internet, but at cost

“The government doesn’t want the spread of information that’s out of its control, and this bears all the hallmarks of dictatorship,” Seyoum said.

Ethiopia: Welcome to the Ethiopian Wide Web

By Tess Conner Last week, the government in Ethiopia approved, much to the outcry of the rights activists, a new Computer Crime Proclamation, which, according to the government, is designed to protect the state and citizens from crimes committed using computers. It is not clear if governments, especially the US and individual EU member states, … Continue reading Ethiopia: Welcome to the Ethiopian Wide Web