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Bloggers of Zambia and Bloggers Association of Kenya, BAKE, have joined Africans in demanding the protection and promotion of digital rights, as the continent commemorates Africa Freedom Day.

The day being commemorated tomorrow 25th May, 2024 is used to celebrate the hard-fought struggles for independence, democracy, and human rights on the continent.

Bloggers of Zambia CEO- Richard Mulonga and BAKE Chairperson Kennedy Kachwanya, have told RCV news in a joint press statement today, that African governments should uphold their commitments to international human rights standards, including the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

The duo also called on Africans to remember the fundamental principles of freedom, equality, and justice that underpin collective aspirations for a better continent.

They said despite the progress made in advancing digital rights across Africa, significant challenges persist, threatening to undermine the principles of freedom and democracy.

“In today’s digital age, these rights are more relevant and essential as they improve participation in the digital space, and hold those in power accountable”, said the two leaders.

They said on this Day, Africans should reaffirm their commitment to defending and promoting digital rights as essential components of freedom, democracy, and human dignity.


By Bibiana Lambart


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