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One of the most heated debates in recent tech history has been about whether “some of the Internet is better than no Internet at all”. This controversy made global headlines when Facebook andRead more

This week, Founding Director of the Web Foundation, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, accepted the 2016 Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize, and delivered a lecture at the 2016 Charleston Festival. FirstRead more

New project will provide practical support to increase impact of open data for open cities initiatives. “Our success or failure in building sustainable cities will be a major factor in theRead more

This week will see the official launch of TechMousso* – a gender data challenge in Côte d’Ivoire which we’re proud to be supporting, alongside the United States Millennium ChallengeRead more

Yesterday, the Nigerian Senate withdrew the proposed “ Bill for an Act to Prohibit Frivolous Petitions and Other Matters Connected there-with ”, popularly known as the “Social Media Bill”.Read more

Today, 14 of the 42 governments at the London Anti Corruption Summit recognised the importance of open data to fight corruption in public procurement by agreeing to adopt the Open ContractingRead more

“Everyone deserves to be connected to a FAST Internet — one which is Fast, Affordable, Safe and Transparent. Nowhere is this need more urgent than in Africa, where four in five people remainRead more

Today, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) will release a searchable database of over 200,000 companies, trusts, foundations and funds incorporated in 21 tax havensRead more

Happening this week is #FASTAfrica, a new campaign to demand Internet that is faster, more accessible, and affordable for all Africans before 2020. The message is that development, and thereforeRead more