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The Spread of Surveillance Tech in Africa - A Security Concern beyond checks and balances

The spread of surveillance technology hits Africa in a very fragile time and it is going hand in hand with the illusion that the world wide web (internet) is providing the people to have free speech - and ultimately help them to reach freedom and Democracy. In fact, the world community needs to approach the Internet in a new and disruptive way, as we need a total re-shaping and a new governing landscape of the internet if we do not want the world wide web potentially become a tool of repression to humanity. Unfortunately, this type of repression is happening right now in big scale and undermines in many ways the way forward to built those needed resilient civil societies, such as in Africa. A detailed review on the danger and misuse of the internet and surveillance technology during the recent manipulated elections in Uganda is elaborated in this article =>  https://africacenter.org/spotlight/surveillance-technology-in-africa-security-concerns/ Aside of this issue to rebuild the i

Cyber Security - Vulnerability of Democracy

2021 is just a few days old, but we are already deep inside of a world where political news and developments around us leave many speechless and even more of us insecure where this all is hitting to. And those who hope and pray for a better life, being even more scared what to come their way.  Lucky those of us, who are "apolitical" one could believe. But the reality is, that no one on this planet can afford anymore to be non-political or 'apolitical'.  We can not afford anymore to be apolitical, because our core foundation of Democracy, free speech and human rights are at threat. Those foundations are also about the content we create and share as it is the nature we live in, hence its a clear and present danger to our society, our communities as the internet is also the source of our "knowledge" that we share between us - an internet that many of us use and are depending on for steering our daily life, pleasure or business, or for education. Moreover, we wi