Sudan and Ethiopia have been highlighted as some of the countries without internet freedoms in Africa, while Kenya and South Africa seem to be enjoying these rights.
According to a new survey, Nigeria, Angola, Uganda, Tunisia, Malawi, Morocco, Libya, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and Egypt have decreasing online freedoms respectively.
The recent happenings in Gambia, where the government issued a ban notice on VoIP service including Skype, Viber and even online dating sites shows the extent of control some governments have over the internet.
Recently Zimbabwe government published a law that will enable it to spy on citizen’s mobile calls. In Angola there are unconfirmed reports that the state is planning to introduce an electronic monitoring system for all communications with assistance from Germany.
Although the survey included only 14 countries for its study, the trend seem to show that even advanced countries such as Egypt are still struggling with online freedom.