Source: Saskia Houttuin,Radio Netherlands Worldwide

Accessing the internet has become increasingly more difficult in Africa: governments are blocking websites which they consider to pose a threat. Just in the past couple of months numerous websites and social networks like Twitter and Facebook were taken offline. African governments use software that was intentionally made for security reasons for censoring the internet and for tracking down people. This software, though not intentionally made for this kind of use, might have been distributed by The Netherlands.

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