The Place to Be for African Web Activism Will Be Dakar, Senegal From November 26-28
ABLOGUI, the Guinean association of bloggers, have announced the launch of a new project and a conference named Africtivistes on their website GuineeVote.com. This event will mark the formation of a league of African bloggers and cyber-activists.
The project wants to build on local initiatives such as the website GuineeVote.com, which was created to encourage participation during the presidential elections on October 11, 2015, in Guinea and disseminate other election news. This event to launch the Africtivistes project will be held in Senegal’s capital of Dakar:
‘The African continent is engaged and determined to guarantee and construct democracy’. Participants will finally meet after years of interacting online over social networks. Online social networks made this formation of bloggers and cyber-activists possible. These social networks have initiated diverse campaigns, such as #CIV2010 in Cote d’Ivoire during the 2010 elections, and Sunu2012 in Senegal for the 2012 presidential elections. African activists also contributed to monitoring the last election process in Guinea, attracting more than 400 e-observers.
The following is a video broadcasted on international TV channel TV5 Monde on September 14, which showcased some of the initiatives that will be presented in Dakar:
Source: Global Voices Online 25 November 2015