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Right To Know (R2K), Nigeria and the Bureau for Public Service Reforms (BPSR) have launched a Freedom of Information portal designed to receive electronic FOI requests to the bureau. Being the first of its kind by any public institution in Nigeria, the innovative website has...

  The Togo National Assembly voted for a law on the freedom of access to information and public material. Although the constitution and other laws in Togo protect the freedom of speech and the press, enforcement has been problematic for a very long time....

  The Assembly of people’s representatives has overwhelmingly adopted the freedom of information law with a vote of 123-0 despite of no abstention. However, the bill has undergone several amendments before its passage and these include: • Bodies covered. Under Article 3,...

  The Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) convened a two day General Assembly in Kampala, Uganda, from the 3-4 March 2016, during which its members elected a new Governing Council.   Those elected to the Governing Council are:  Mr. Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai (Executive Director...

The Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) and the Centre for Development of People (Cedep) in a statement made available to Nyasa Times expressed their “disappointment” in the “undemocratic elements” in recently approved ATI bill by cabinet. Citing that vital sections in the bill...

AFIC condemns Ugandan Authorities for blocking social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and also mobile network services of  sending and receiving money which lasted for three days during the recent presidential and parliamentary elections. This move restricted access to social media as voters went voters...

Malawi’s ATI bill drafted by MISA Malawi, which was released in November 2015 if passed would rank 15th position on the RTI rating. An Analysis of the Bill released by the Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) shows that the bill has a number of...

While conducting the research and interviews on enhancing transparency and accountability of electoral processes in Uganda, AFIC’s Gilbert Sendungwa and Peter Katonene, held a meeting with Uganda Parliament’s Speaker Hon Rebecca Kadaga, below is what transpired. “Show me a law in Uganda that requires me...

AFIC is in the process of collecting data on election financing in Uganda and Senegal through conducting interviews and different researches.The process entails holding meetings, discussions and interviews with political party leaders, government officials and various stakeholders to discuss the topic of election funding or...

  During the 57th Session of the African Commission on Human and People's Rights, AFIC read a statement, following the presentation of Commissioner Pansy Tlakula's report on freedom of expression and access to information. THE STATEMENT Madame Chairperson, Commissioners, State delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen,...

Africa Freedom of Information Centre presents the State of Right to Information in Africa 2015 Report. This year’s issue focuses on the right to information and corruption in Africa. The topic was chosen based on the recognition by both the United Nations Convention Against Corruption...