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Africa Freedom of Information Centre

The Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) is a pan-African, membership-based civil society network and resource center promoting the right of access to information, transparency and accountability across Africa.

We do this by supporting national advocacy with comparative research, capacity strengthening, and technical support; by monitoring treaty compliance and implementation; and by leading continental and global advocacy.

Transparency and Accountability

We focus on making public services transparent, efficient, competitive, and able to deliver value for money for citizens in Africa.

Access to Information

Every person in Africa should have and be able to enjoy the right of access to information.
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Our Vision

An Africa where all citizens can exercise their right of access to information.

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every african country should urgently adopt and implement access to information laws to save lives.”
Gilbert Sendugwa

Introducing our new Strategic Plan 2021- 2025

Message from the Executive Director

We are pleased to introduce and invite you to partner and support the implementation of our new five-year strategic plan, “Access to Information: The Bridge to Sustainable Development”.

The US$ 12,313,811 Strategic Plan, seeks to among others advocate for ratification and domestication of the six African Union treaties that recognize the right to information; campaign for adoption of ATI laws in at least 25 African countries; promote transparency and accountability in key sectors and thematic areas; strengthen AFIC members especially in respect to use of regional and international mechanisms to advance the right to information; and to boost the capacity of AFIC Secretariat.

Based on our learning that vulnerable and disadvantaged groups are particularly challenged in accessing information essential for their participation and personal development, the strategic plan gives their access special attention in order to ensure that no one is left behind.

September 28, 2021

International Day for Universal Access to Information

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AFEX Calls on African Governments to Ensure Safety of Journalists, Respect Digital Rights.

The Eighth General Meeting of the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), a network of African freedom of expression and…

Enhancing Performance and Accountability in Public Procurement in Uganda: Lessons learned.

The Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) implemented a GPSA funded project, ‘Enhancing Performance and Accountability of Social Service Contracts…

Digital rights featured prominently at African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights 68th session

Digital rights featured prominently at the 68th session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), held virtually from 14…

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