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Statement condemning acts of violence against journalists in South Sudan

Statement condemning acts of violence against journalists in South Sudan

South Sudan journalists continue to face acts of violence and intimidation that usually go unpunished. The shooting of Juba journalist Peter Julius Moi in August this year is the latest in a series of murders of media personnel that are not being solved. Mr. Moi was shot twice in the... Read more

Angola accepts Universal Periodic Review recommendations on amending FOI law

Angola accepts Universal Periodic Review recommendations on amending FOI law

Milestone as key Freedom of Information recommendations on Angola accepted by theUniversal Periodic Review5 June 2015 Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) welcomes and commends the Government of the Republic of Angola on accepting the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group recommendation No. 134.41 to amend and effectively... Read more

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


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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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