Resource Centre: Access to Information Legislations

MISA lobbies for the enactment of Access to Information legislation across the continent to improve citizens’ access to information.

Find below Access to Informations legislation adopted by African countries .


This is the Access to Information (ATI) Act of Zimbabwe. An ATI Act should provide the right to access information in accordance with the principles that government information should be available to the public. Necessary exceptions to the right of access should be limited.


This is the Access to Information (ATI) Act of Uganda. An ATI Act should provide the right to access information in accordance with the principles that government information should be available to the public. Necessary exceptions to the right of access should be limited.


This is the Access to Information (ATI) Act of Togo. An ATI Act should provide the right to access information in accordance with the principles that government information should be available to the public. Necessary exceptions to the right of access should be limited.


2012 Access to Information Report, also known as the Government Secrecy in the Information Age. The report is about assessment of the level of openness or secrecy in accessing public documents in public offices. The study is done once every year.


This is the Access to Information (ATI) Act of Rwanda. An ATI Act should provide the right to access information in accordance with the principles that government information should be available to the public. Necessary exceptions to the right of access should be limited.


This is the Access to Information (ATI) Act of Niger. An ATI Act should provide the right to access information in accordance with the principles that government information should be available to the public. Necessary exceptions to the right of access should be limited.


This is the Access to Information (ATI) Act of Ethiopia. An ATI Act should provide the right to access information in accordance with the principles that government information should be available to the public. Necessary exceptions to the right of access should be limited.


This is the Access to Information (ATI) Act of Angola. An ATI Act should provide the right to access information in accordance with the principles that government information should be available to the public. Necessary exceptions to the right of access should be limited.


This is the Access to Information (ATI) Act of Sierra Leone. An ATI Act should provide the right to access information in accordance with the principles that government information should be available to the public. Necessary exceptions to the right of access should be limited.