EU’s anti-immigration biometrics projects in Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire
Originally published on iafrikan.com on 03.03.2022. The European Union (EU) and its member states have viewed immigration as a political subject for some time. Even six years after a massive spike in migrant numbers in 2015, immigration still remains a hot topic in the EU. On one hand, liberal, Green, and Social Democrat parties, especially […]
A Canadian runs 21 pages dedicated to African countries on Reddit
Originally published on iafrikan.com on 08.06.2020. Nearly half of the pages dedicated to African countries on Reddit, the world’s 20th-most popular website, were created and are run by a Canadian. Since 2011, when the pages or subreddits were created, many users have complained about spam and inadequate moderation in their communities. Now, a campaign led […]
Digital trade: India calls for customs duties on the internet
Originally published on netzpolitik.org on 29.08.2019. Developed countries are negotiating the rules of digital world trade behind closed doors. India and other developing countries criticise this harshly. They demand negotiations within the World Trade Organization – and the abolition of a 20 year old ban on digital customs duties.