Law and technology don’t usually serve up your regular cocktail, especially when there’s a hint of constitutional legalese in the mix. This doesn’t mean that tech can’t be used for demystifying anything in this domain though. In fact, it’s already being done, even locally.
Yesterday we attended the official launch of The Declaration Of Rights App. The Declaration Of Rights; usually that phrase conjures up an 18th Century North American document, or the Universal Declaration of Human Rights championed by the United Nations, but Zimbabwe’s new constitution (it’s no longer new, actually) like every other national constitution, also seeks to uphold the rights of every Zimbabwean.
Nearly 9 months after the first case of Ebola triggered panic in parts of Africa the virus is still raising concerns from people throughout the continent and even on a global scale. As a result there are efforts that are being kicked off even outside the affected countries. More recently mobile network operators across the continent have partnered The African Union in support of the fight against Ebola in West Africa.