Right To Internet Access: The Need To Be Recognised By The African Union – Omoniyi Oluwapelumi Chisom

The right to internet access has been left fallow since the first kilobyte was sent from Africa. Today, Africa is one of the largest consumers of online content. With a large amount of “Netizens” residing physically and virtually, the right to internet access is slowly being birthed. This right takes into cognisance the need for states to bridge the digital divide and ensure access to the internet is unfettered. In Africa, instances have sprung where the Government of a Country incessantly tampered with such access, an encroachment on the right in question. This Paper serves as the first step, and it is hoped that the African Union in conjunction with Civil Societies and Member states will take the second in order for such infringements to be a thing of the past.

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