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AFIC and PPDC Launch New Report on Open Contracting and Open Government in Africa

AFIC and PPDC Launch New Report on Open Contracting and Open Government in Africa

KAMPALA– Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) and Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) are pleased to launch a report, “OGP in Africa: Opportunities for Open Contracting”, The report presents an analysis of the extent to which Open Contracting and Open Budgets are included in respective National Action Plans (NAPs)... Read more

AFIC Urges Tanzania to Pass Strong Freedom of Information Law

AFIC Urges Tanzania to Pass Strong Freedom of Information Law

Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) urges the United Republic of Tanzania to strengthen the Freedom of Information Bill that is currently before Parliament to bring it in line with regional and international standards. The right to information is also recognized by several African Union treaties ratified by Tanzania. These... Read more

Opinion brief: Open Government Movements and Access to Information

Opinion brief: Open Government Movements and Access to Information

The open government principles have risen on the international agenda, becoming an 'in vogue topic.' The Open government principles have roots in a civic push for greater transparency and accountability in the decades following the Second World War. The Africa Freedom of Information Centre views the Open Government Partnership as an... Read more

Leading Free Expression Organisations in Africa Call on the ACHPR to Urge Burundi to Respect Human Rights

Leading Free Expression Organisations in Africa Call on the ACHPR to Urge Burundi to Respect Human Rights

    Banjul/Kampala, May 4, 2015: The Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC), ARTICLE 19, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and AFIC's membership of 35 civil society organisations in 22 African countries, concerned about the deteriorating human rights situation in the Republic of Burundi, have today called on the African Commission on Human... Read more

Defining Freedom of Expression and Information and Resulting Issues.

In January 2015 Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly magazine, was the focus of the world. Its offices were attacked by violent extremist's gunmen resulting in a massacre. It is widely believed that the attack was motivated by the magazines publication of cartoons containing satirical depictions of the Prophet Mohammed... Read more


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Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) is a pan-African NGO and resource centre that promotes the right of access to information through comparative research, coordinating regional advocacy, facilitating information-sharing and capacity building.

On 22-23 September 2006, representatives of 30 civil society organisations from 16 countries in Africa met in Lagos to discuss ways to promote the right of access to information held by public authorities and, in particular, to share experiences regarding strategies for advancing the adoption of laws that fully protect this right. Read More...


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