Ory Okolloh: 'Transparency advocates must learn from gay rights movement

b_179_129_16777215_00_images_KEN140814aa001.jpegThe U.S. wants transparency.  It says governments that post all their data online are more prosperous and stable than their opaque, Kafkaesque counterparts. But after the stage lights in Washington DC's Foggy Bottom district are dimmed on the US-Africa summit this week, and African leaders have jetted back to their respective capitals, the question on everyone's mind might be: will African leaders really sit around a table with NGOs and heed their calls? 

One of Africa's thought-leaders says she isn't so sure and thinks African open‑government activists might need to adopt a new strategy. "We need to learn from the gay rights movement," Ory Okolloh told me when we met on the sidelines of the Open Knowledge festival in Berlin last month.

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