Afrotechie is a blog written by Andrew Heavens, of Meskel Square, it’s an excellent blog that covers the gamut of news on the African tech scene.

His most recent story is about the way the governments of Sudan and Ethiopia are blocking certain websites. It’s a fascinating read that discusses how the motives behind the action move the government’s hand.

In Sudan it’s religion. In Ethiopia it’s politics.

How Blogspot is blocked in Sudan

This highlights the very reason why technology can make such an impact in Africa – it can be used to bypass inefficient and corrupt regimes. For every government action to block web and mobile communication, there’s a technologist waiting to bypass their often ham-fisted actions.